novosail uk



"sail cleaning and finishing"

Conventional sail washing cannot meet the demands of modern fabrics and materials. Cleaning with high pressure washers or floor cleaning machines only leads to mechanical strain on the sails and damage the sail surface. The major disadvantage of power washing is that it removes the protective coatings, which has a negative effect on the durability and quality of the sail. The globally unique Wash & Waterproof system is a completely new concept for cleaning and finishing sails of all types, including laminated sails and other yachting accessories. The HS9000 unit is not only the first, but also the only construction in the world of its kind. It is patented in the EU, in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

The development of this unit made it possible not only to professionally clean sails of high technical quality horizontally, but also to finish them at the same time.

In studidies the treatment can extend the life of the sails up to 40%.

A proven method accepted worldwide by top sail makers and skippers


The sail is spread out completely, fed into the machine horizontally and passed through the individual treatment steps.

For more than two years, the Wash & Waterproof system was developed in collaboration with an international textile technology institute, testes were based on over 150 different sails of all sizes – from cruising to regatta sails – and all materials.
Wash & Waterproof is Europe’s largest specialist cleaning and finishing company. Dealing in many markets transferring knowledge and skills learned from one sector to become the best in all our markets.

The result of treatment:

Novo Sail - The new and simple way to clean and protect sails

Sparkling clean finished sails.

Novo Sail - The new and simple way to clean and protect sails

The treated sails are protected against climatologically and environmental conditions.

Novo Sail - The new and simple way to clean and protect sails

The value of the sails is maintained or even increased.

Novo Sail - The new and simple way to clean and protect sails

The life of the sails is extended considerably.

Novo Sail - The new and simple way to clean and protect sails

Simply more sailing enjoyment!

The cleaning and finishing process

The process includes the specific treatment for stains, soaking and pre-washing and main washing in soft water. The sails must be re-impregnated with protective coatings to ensure they are again resistant to climatologically and environmental conditions.

This is done by applying new finishes such as anti-mildew and special resins or coatings to make the sails water-repellent again. Finally, the process concludes by heat-fixing the applied products and drying the sails.

The products used

None of the treatment products are harmful to the environment.
The entire process is water-based and was developed in collaboration with a multinational chemical company chemical industry.