Gill Sailing Gear

Gill Sailing Gear

Founded in 1975 through frustration of not being able to get specialized clothing for dinghy sailors, Nick Gill formulated a business plan that launched the Gill Marine Apparel brand.  From the first exhibition at Southampton and London Boat Shows in 1980, the Gill brand has gained momentum through innovative use of materials, designs and manufacturing techniques.

Continuing in the tradition of innovation through necessity, Gill seeks out challenging events and opportunities that require a new approach.  The appointment as supplier to the 1980 British America’s Cup Challenger “Lionheart” resulted in the development of low-windage garments with bulky zippers integrated into seams.  The purchase of the heat-seaming machine later provided further improvements to waterproofing and wind resistance while reducing apparel size.

The success of the Gill innovation is just as strong today with clothing for sailors for both on and off the boat.  Fishermen too are benefitting from Gill’s innovative approach with gear being designed to suit the free movement required in deep-sea and rock fishing as well as odor resistant materials and coatings capable of rinsing clean.

 Whitecaps Marine Outfitters is your number one Gill sailing and boating apparel store.  Ship to shore – we’ve got you covered.

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