Each decade since the 80’s has seen hyde make significant advancements taking opportunities to develop and grow its business while maintaining its core values of performance, quality, service and technology.
Hyde’s reputation for consistency makes them a logical choice for any true one-design dinghy or keelboat. This market developed during the 80’s and remains at the core of Hyde’s business, with Laser, RS and Topper among their long term customers. Developing this business area is a priority for the future.
Hyde entered the custom yacht market and this is now the fastest growing sector of the business. Hyde now cover the whole spectrum of yacht sails from Grand Prix racing to blue water cruising.
Hyde established a sail loft in the far-east like many manufacturing businesses to pass on the benefits of low production costs to their customers. The factory is wholly owned by Hyde and all the 250 staff are Hyde employees ensuring that the operation retains the same values and ethos as when manufacturing was based in the UK
Hyde’s experience in delivering high volume yacht sails for the charter market, as well as top-end race boats, meant the company was ideally placed to fulfil the demanding needs of the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70ft ocean racers competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race and securing the contract for the 15-16 Race...Read More
Used correctly and in good time, storm sails can keep you sailing safely when conditions take a turn for the worse.
Like many boat owners, you probably have a storm jib tucked away; you might even have a trysail. But the chances are you’ve never experimented with either of them. But the harsh truth is that unless you understand how they work, they’re about as much use as a rabbit’s foot.
Hyde moved its maufacturing to the philippines and completed its first sails in october 2003. At that time there were 16 employees. By the end of 2009
this had increased to 250. The loft is managed by two hyde sailmakers with over twenty years experience of working with the company.