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Industry Associations and Community Sponsorships

Industry Associations 

Contender Sailcloth is a proud member of the Boating Industry Association and the Specialised Textile Association.


Community Sponsorships

Contender Sailcloth supports the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation with yearly donations. We also donate to the Salvation Army's Australian Disaster Relief Appeal in times of crisis, such as the devastating 2019-2020 Australian Bushfire Season.








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I recently purchased a new Dufour 310 Grand Large and had to decide which fabric to use for all of the canvas work I required on this yacht. This included a bimini, dodger, sun awning, steering wheel covers, boom cover and headsail UV cover.

After considerable research into both the Sunbrella and WeatherMax 80 fabrics, there was no doubt in my mind that the WeatherMax 80 was the obvious choice.

My previous yacht has Sunbrella covers, so I was very familiar with its wear and weatherproof qualities, but the WeatherMax fabric, appeared to me to be a much better quality fabric in all respects, including ongoing maintenance.

I chose the graphite colour to blend in with the colour of the yacht and am absolutely delighted with the finished products. The fabric appears to be very strong with excellent weatherproof qualities, but above all has a fantastic sheen to its appearance. I have received many positive comments from other boat owners.



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Code Zero Laminates

ZL Code Zero Laminates: Great performance on beam/broad reach courses

Is your performance cruiser or racing yacht equipped with a non-overlapping jib and maybe a bowsprit? Then a rolling Code Zero or an asymmetrical reaching spinnaker can considerably improve the performance of your yacht in lighter weather conditions.
Nylon spinnaker fabric is not sufficiently stable for these sails. That is why we recommend our ZL Code Zero laminates, designed especially for this type of sail.

Contender ZL Code Zero laminates assure you of a sail which is very stable but still light, pliable and easy to handle.
The range is available in two styles:

ZL Black Code Zero Laminate

ZL Gold Code Zero Laminate

Prefer woven sailcloth to a laminate?
Ask your sailmaker for Contender  Stormlite Polyester sailcloth. Stormlite is of a similar weight and finish to the equivalent Nylon spinnaker cloth but its Polyester weave gives it greater stability under load.


Contender Sailcloth

As a leading supplier to the marine and awning industry we pride ourselves on delivering quality products, support and service. In addition to representing Contender Sailcloth in Australia and the leading edge range of quality sail cloth we are also the Australian distributors for Selden Mast and WeatherMax performance outdoor fabric.

We stock a complete range of products to support our sailmaking and marine trimming customers from companies such as Rutgerson, Bluestreak, PNP and YKK. See our hardware catalogue for our full range.

Full product information on Contender Sailcloth, Selden Mast or WeatherMax can be accessed by the headers at the top of this page.

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