The North Sails Yacht Shop is a Chandlery, Rigging Shop, and North Sails Loft out of Halifax & Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. From hardware inventory to rigging expertise to all your brand name sailing gear, the Yacht Shop has everything you need Onboard!

Recently, The Yacht Shop purchased the complete inventory of the Laser Performance Sailing Center in Rhode Island. The product has now all been inventoried and priced to clear. Visit and Like the Yacht Shop on Facebook to check out all the amazing prices on gear from GILL, RONSTAN, SEA, SLAM, ZHIK, and more!

Still sailing this season? There is a full range of hydrophobic, titanium, and microfleece gear to keep you warm on those northern waters. Headed south to warmer waves? There’s spandex and lightweight gear too.

Looking for Christmas ideas but just can’t decide? With prices like these, you can suit out your sailor (or yourself) from head to toe. From smocks to sunglasses, the Yacht Shop truly is a One Stop Shop.

These items are priced to clear, so check them out instore or online at for a boatload (or SUPERyachtload) of great Christmas specials!

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