Sail Cleaning 
Hancock Marine Services Ltd is almost certainly the largest specialist cleaning, valeting and re-proofing company handling work for the marine trade. Handling thousands of sails and covers the whole year round, through a network of agents, many of which are sailmakers.  
Each item is carefully labelled and weighed on arrival. All our agents have a unique identifying letter. When you send in an item, we fix a label with this letter plus a serial to the item and bag if it has one. This ensures no item is lost or incorrectly bagged. 
UK's largest specialist cleaning service
UK's largest specialist cleaning service 
State of the art equipment 
Fast & reliable service 
Full range of services 
Fully qualified team 
Collection & delivery service 
Selection and cleaning 
All items are removed from their bags and sorted out for one of our three washing techniques, depending on the age, condition and type of material. Laminated or composite sails are laid out on protective sheeting and cleaned using state of the art pressure washers. Woven sails are either flat washed, as with laminated sails, or washed under complete supervision in a large single pocket washing machine. A variety of soap powders are used to care for different fabrics. 
Spot clean 
Whether washed or flat cleaned ALL sails are laid out and carefully inspected prior to hanging up to dry. Any remaining stains receive further treatment with the pressure washers. 
Items are hung in purpose built drying rooms big enough to accommodate up to 180 sails at any one time. Large fans in the roof help to circulate warm air heating, which ensures perfect and complete drying. 
At Hancock Marine Services you can be reassured that your items are in safe hands. Working with a team of well-trained staff who have many years experience between them in cleaning of such items. Even the dirtiest sail, cover or tent are not a problem. 
For more information please contact us or give  
David or Richard a call on 01297 598033 
Opposite is a slide show , showing a selection of work we have carried out using MDR mould and mildew remover. 
If you would like any more information on this please contact us on 01297 598033 
Hancock Marine Services Ltd, Unit 3c weycroft Avenue,Millwey Rise Industrial Estate,Axminster,Devon EX13 5HU 
Tel: 01297 598033 Fax: 01297 598033  
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