Sailing & Marine

NEW SAILS – design and fabrication for any class of yacht.

Classic, Race, Cruising, Small Boat

Dave Giddens are proud to be associated with race winning yachts in all classes.

Our team of seasoned yachties have over 40 years of experience both on-the-water and in the sail loft.

And so whether you sail to race, race to win, or just live for the thrill of the wind in your sails – we get it!

The team here at Dave Giddens pride themselves on being hands-on, down-to-earth, approachable Kiwi craftsman, who will willingly share their experience and expertise to assist you to design the sail configurations you want for your yacht.


Whether it’s a tear (big or small), or an alteration for better performance, we just know you will want it done by race-day!

The Dave Giddens customer service reputation is based on us understanding this, and we will work as closely as we can with you to meet your requirements.

GENERAL MARINE – marine covers, marine upholstery – design, repairs and service  

Whatever it’s purpose, whatever it’s shape; if it needs protecting from NZ’s harsh marine environment we have you covered!

We specialize in fabricating and refurbishing custom-made marine covers and upholstery, and can produce high quality tailored solutions in any marine grade outdoor fabric including PVC and canvas.

We have the skills and craftsmanship to not only keep your marine craft protected when not in use, but you protected when out on the water by replacing, repairing or redesigning your canopies, biminis, or spraydodgers (we specialise in restitching and replacing clears).

And if your craft is due a refurbishment or a bit of TLC, we will happily provide a quote to refurbish and/or re-style your cabin squabs, and soft furnishings.