Welcome to Contender UK

Contender UK was established over 27 years ago to represent the then newly formed Contender Sailcloth Group in the UK.

Now Contender Sailcloth is a world leader in fabrics for the sailmaking industry and Contender UK has grown into a major supplier of "best in class" fabrics and hardware products for cover making, structural and architectural work, as well as for sailmaking.

The Contender name has become widely respected for quality and excellence for products and service. Contender offices throughout the world are run by sailors who actively participate in the sport at all levels, from One Design to grand prix racing to cruising. With over 100 years of collective experience, Contender UK's personnel understand the needs of the designer, sailmaker and cover maker alike, working with them to provide the best materials for the job.

Our world leading product ranges include Rutgerson, Weathermax, Tenara and Perfix and you will find more information on this website and in our catalogue.

Please do not hesitate to contact Alastair Shires, Tim Pearse, Mike Palfreman or Richard Knibbs to discuss your specific needs.

Our Products & Brands
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Insight & News
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C360 Cutting Service
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