Omar Sails & Rigging - Our History

Omar Sailmakers in New Bern, North Carolina, was founded in 1978 when Paul and Sandy Lockwood decided to drop anchor in Beaufort and establish a sail making venture. They encountered our original flagship while cruising in their Hereshoff "P" class yacht, ENDLESS SUMMER.

Response for our services was overwhelming and they were embraced by the community. In 2013, Craig Beavers took over the business and moved it to New Bern. He’s eternally grateful for the training, mentorship, and friendship he received from Paul and Sandy over the years.

Testing New Rigging
Like many members of this community, Craig Beavers came here with the US Marines. It was a life that kept him close to the sea and afforded him the opportunity to sail wherever he was stationed. The "dream job he never knew existed" (sail making), came later in life. And through continuing education and computer design, he is bringing the latest in sail design and production to our local community.

Our Goals

  • To Continue to Apply the Latest in Design and Production Technology Available
  • To Maintain the Highest Quality Standards for Our Sails
  • To Encourage and Support Sailing on the Neuse River

  • To Provide the Best Customer Service Possible

Resources

  • Custom
  • New Sails, New Bern, Morehead, Beaufort, Oriental, Bridgeton, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Raleigh
  • Rigging, New Bern, Morehead, Beaufort, Oriental, Bridgeton, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Raleigh
  • Sail Bags, Recycled Sail Bags, Custom Sail Bags
  • Sail Repair, New Bern, Morehead, Beaufort