Calibre Sails owner David Parr, designs, builds and constructs quality sails in New Zealand
and Internationally. He offers 40 plus years’ experience and expertise in the industry.
Beginning his career at Hood Sails in 1975, he has been involved in every Whitbread
Round the World Yacht Race and participated in five America’s Cup campaigns where
he worked in a dual capacity role as sail maker and a crew member.
Based in Whangarei New Zealand, David is personally involved “hands on” in the design
and construction of sails with safety, longevity and performance as imperatives. His
reputation and that of his trained staff, is built on consistently delivering high standards
of quality, service and value to their customers.
Calibre Sails is aligned to reputable suppliers of cloth and other services such as riggers
All sails are designed and built in Whangarei and not imported from mass production factories.Full service and
manufacturing of all types of sails Free pickup and delivery of sails is available.
David’s passion for sailing and his extensive experience transforms both the art and science of sail making to
the excellence of your sailing experience. Inquiries to David and his team at Calibre Sails are welcome!