Approved manufacturer for Certified Independent Sailmakers


Your Personal Production Loft

Welcome to CMSails

CMSails is a manufacturer and exporter of high quality white label sails. Our expert team has more than 85 collective  years in the  industry. We are not the biggest and nor do we aspire to be. We focus on quality and customer relationship above all else.


CMSails not only manufactures for export, but is active in the local Industry. CMSails builds new Sails, Lazy Bags and Spinnaker Snuffers under the Certified Independent Sailmakers (CIS) brand, as well as offering repairs and maintenance on local sails. As an approved manufacturer for CIS, CMSails follows the clear and logical CIS product range. Whether sailing round the cans or round the world, CMSails has the most experienced staff in the Durban sail making industry. CMSails not only provides you with sails, but can provide wise advice in setting up your rig for cruising or racing.


We offer a range of racing fabrics to suit your budget and sail designs by our international designers.


The engineering on our cruising sails has been honed on one of the most rugged coastlines in the world and we offer a range of fabrics to suit your budget.

One Design

Our team has an international reputation for building some of the best quality one design sails in the world.



CMSails is a Boutique Sail Production loft that is committed to providing the best quality and service available in the industry, not the biggest turnover. The recent failure of large iconic  production lofts who focussed on high turnover and low margins, resulted in significant losses for many small lofts around the world . We choose to partner with lofts who require high quality finishes and personal service and who share our requirement for ethical business practices. In so doing, we aim to provide a healthy, personal and long term business experience.


As an approved manufacturer for Certified Independent Sailmakers (CIS), we share the values of CIS in empowering the smaller brands to compete with the “big name sailmakers”.

What Our Customers say

I have had a lot of very good feedback from customers who have received their sails - raving about the quality, etc. Thank you.

Brian Hancock

Thank you Craig and team for a superb new roller furler Genoa and main. The tri radial cut and CDX Contender material are just the best for the sailing we do. Thanks for a quality suit of sails. We are so chuffed.

Ian Gordge

We are so very happy with our new sails. Cant wait to go test them. Thank you so very much for your extra help, it really means a lot to us. God bless you and your business.

Estia O’ Brian

The trampolines went in perfectly thank you…they look great…! I’m very happy….

Micus Greef

Thanks for making me the best Genoa ever….and a super repair Job. Thanks again for doing such a great job and going the extra mile for us.

Roy Spurdle

Once I got the traveler in “the spot” we could enjoy the up wind sailing with definite speed advantage, 1st and 2nd positions.

Pikkie Smit

Sails arrived today. They look great! sails are certainly a step up from what we used to get from China. Thank You!

Espen Aker