Becoming a Distributor

Hyde Sails was founded in 1965 when Edward Hyde and Keith Musto applied the experience they had gained at the leading edge of sailboat racing to establish a sail making business to match their competitive pedigree. Their commitment was to produce high performance, technological sails with excellent design and quality. Their ambition was realised in 1968 when they began to supply sails to Olympic dinghy sailors. As sail designs developed to include keelboats and offshore performance yachts, customers followed. Hyde Sails is now the second largest sail maker in the UK and is a rapidly expanding company recognised as a major force in worldwide dinghy and yacht markets.

Hyde Sails produce 40,000 sails per year including dinghies, One Design Keelboats, custom racing and cruising yacht sails. Head Office is in the UK whilst the manufacturing facility, wholly owned by Hyde, is in the Philippines. This large 50,000sqft modern sail loft is managed by two veteran sail makers who have worked for Hyde Sails for over 30 years between them. Their wealth of knowledge in design, production and specification, along with a team of 200 staff guarantees high volume production of top quality products. This successful formula ensures customers experience the same level of quality and service that has been enjoyed over the past 40 years.

Hyde Sails occupies a distinct place in the market due to its heritage and experience combined with a manufacturing base in Asia ensuring competitive prices with no loss of quality. Hyde Sails continues to expand its business and are looking for worldwide Distributors.

Distributor profile:
The ideal Distributor would be a sailor\sailmaker with a sales background who already has good access to their market place. An understanding of the product is very important so sailmaking knowledge is a must. Access to sailmaking facilities so that the product can be serviced is also important.

The potential distributor would sell Hyde Branded sails direct to their market with supply from our sail loft in the Philippines. The combination of high quality sails at very competitive trade prices means that the potential distributor can achieve good margins.

With regards to marketing and support Hyde Sails will provide the potential distributor with full marketing support to help promote their business.

Marketing support:
1. Distributor Page on Hyde Website
2. Point of Sale Literature for promoting products
3. Artwork for Advertising in Publications and New Media
4. Graphics to promote Hyde Sails
5. Promotional clothing
6. PR

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