Good Fellows, Great Sails

About Us

A Little History
After serving his apprenticeship working for Hood sails, Jim Lidgard started his own sail loft in 1973 continuing the family tradition of boat building and sail making.

In the 30 years at the helm, Jim grew the business to the highest of levels, making sails for the likes of Dennis Conner, Chris Dickson, Sir Peter Blake and many other Americas Cup and round the world campaigns.

The only time NZ has won and retained the America's Cup it was using Lidgard Sails.


During that period legends of the sailing worls such as Sir Peter Blake, Dennis Conner and Chirs Dixon made their names off the back of the sails Lidgard provided.

Some years ago Jim’s passed away leaving behind a wealth of sail making talent and intellectual property which has since been passed on to one of his apprentices Grant Ewing, who has taken over the business and continued in Jim’s footsteps.
The Present
Since then Lidgard has taken on a wide variety projects both big and small around the world and has grown it's reputation for not only race winning sails but for QUALITY sails that are durable and go the distance.

It Is that high level of engineering, innovation and attention to detail that Lidgard now bring to it's commercial and residential arms.

Over the last 20 years Lidgard has grown to become one of the few manufacture and installers of quality New Zealand made outdoor products.

We live & die by our motto of 'Good Fellows, Great Product'.

When dealing with us you can expect exceptional service and a great end product. We thank you for the opportunity to quote on your job, we strive to provide a product we are proud of and we know you will love.
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Outdoor Living, Made Better

Quality Materials
Quality Materials
We only use the best materials available
Nz Made
NZ Made
Since 1973, Lidgard has been making great outdoor products
Customer Service
Customer Service
We have a proven system that keep you informed from start to finish
Custom Made
Custom Made
Everything we do is made to suit your scenario
Made to Measure
Sound Construction
We don't cut corners, we build it is like a brick out house.