Our History !

The Yacht Shop was established in 1965 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Operated for decades in Lunenburg as a local chandlery, the decision was made in 2010 to relocate the shop to Halifax, Nova Scotia to expand the existing North Sails Atlantic Rigging Shop. The result is a one-stop shopping experience for our clients: sail repairs can be dropped off and picked up, our full service rigging shop can tackle everything from splicing to swaging, and the Yacht Shop has everything you need on board! 

Our storied sail loft is located in historic Lunenburg! Built in 1901 by Thomas Hamm, we believe this building is the oldest continuously operated sail loft in North America. The loft floor on these premises has been used to make sails for ships, fishing schooners, racing and cruising yachts, and small sailing craft for over one hundred years. The building is a three story 60’ x 40’ structure and is the home of a unique sailmaker: the label is R.B.Stevens & Sons Co. Ltd. and since it was established has made sails for the original Bluenose (1938) and Bluenose II (1986, 1991, 2006)! The connection between R.B.Stevens & Sons Co. Ltd. (established 1910) and North Sails Atlantic Ltd. began in 1985 when the companies were combined in a unique blend of tradition and technology.

For our clients down the South Shore, we also offer daily pickups at the Lunenburg loft for any items you may need from the Yacht Shop.