Contender Sailcloth is a proud member of the Boating Industry Association and the Specialised Textile Association.
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.
Our mission is to be a complete wholesale organisation to sailmakers, riggers, marine trimmers and shade and awning fabricators in Australia and export to selected markets in the Pacific region. Our success is based on the ability to supply from stock with minimal delay, combined with unsurpassed product knowledge. Being active sailors ourselves, we understand the needs of our customers. Contender is conveniently located by one of Australia’s best sailing waters.
Contender offers a range of sailcloth’s from one-design to Grand Prix to cruising. We understand the needs of sailmakers and work with them to provide the best materials for the job. The result is a range of fabrics renowned for its quality and performance. Cruising yachts spread across the oceans, Olympic medals and the Grand Prix race fleet all share the common thread of Contender Sailcloth.
Complementing our quality range of sailcloth, we carry a world class range of sailmakers hardware products, sourced locally and internationally. We strive to provide a wide range for efficiency and customer convenience. We also have two plotter-cutter machines that allows us to cut sailcloth quickly and accurately.
For over 25 years Contender Sailcloth Pty Ltd has been the national distributor for Selden’s Furlex Furlers, Rodkickers and Spinnaker Poles. Since the start of 2007 we have become the complete Australian Selden distributor.
There has been a steady increase in ‘aftermarket’ business as Selden, being the largest mast manufacturer in the world, is often found on many imported yachts. The Selden product range is extensive and focused on simplifying the sailing experience. Utilising on-mast spinnaker pole storage or gennaker poles make down wind sailing easie and more enjoyable.
Selden’s In-Mast Furling system is now a standard feature on a vast array of yachts, providing safe reefing from the comfort of the cockpit.
Since the launch of the Selden Deckhardware range we have seen the blocks utilised on racing dinghies, performance racing and cruising yachts and ocean going multihulls all with great success.
Contender Sailcloth Pty Ltd has been the national distributor for WeatherMax High Performance Outdoor Fabric since late 2008. In that time we have made WeatherMax a household name with sailmakers and marine trimmers alike. To promote the range into the shade and awning industry we have been Silver Sponsors whilst exhibiting at the last two Specialised Textiles trade shows.
The WeatherMax range is available through the following distribution network:
National Distributor (NSW): Contender Sailcloth Pty Ltd
Melbourne; Option Marine, Paskal
Adelaide; Contender, Paskal
Tasmania; Contender, Paskal
NT, ACT; Contender