Ocean Tailors is located on Cape Cod, MA. Our business is comprised of local, talented, creative, and skilled craftsman and women. Occasionally we partner with other companies in order to provide our clients a broad range of products at competitive prices.
We offer an expert eye for detail in order to create fine solutions for your boat, home, or business. You’ll also discover there’s a little more to our story and to our services than meets the eye…
The common thread? Whether you need a finely upholstered yacht interior, a fitted marine canvas, or an attractive retractable awning for your outdoor living area, Ocean Tailors listens carefully to your needs in order to provide every customer with a tailored product.
We look forward to hearing from you.
-Sandy & Dan
What, you may wonder, do a Polish fiddler, Kevin McHale, Ethan Allen, a "car bra" and a 120 foot schooner in Bermuda have in common? Enter Dan. A tailor by trade, Dan’s story —as you will now see—is what gave rise to the name Ocean Tailors.
(Note: Dan is the master craftsman at Ocean Tailors.)
I ~ Like Father, Like Son
One place to pick up the thread of the story is in 1971 when at age 14 Dan first apprenticed as a tailor with his father, who himself had tailored all his life. Over the next fifteen years Dan mastered the various arts of fitting, pattern-making, machine and hand-sewing techniques.
II ~ Reaching New Heights (6 feet 10 inches)
The years of mastering the tailoring art culminated in a rare opportunity for Dan: to tailor for an exceptionally unique and well-known human frame… that of Kevin McHale, the Boston Celtic legend (1980-81 to 1991-92), for whom Dan created various garments, including a full-length double-breasted peaked lapel cashmere overcoat.
III ~ The Master Upholsterer
Setting sleeves in leisure suits in 1976, creating patterns at the famous "Pandora" sweater factory... Dan even had a "hands on" role in creating a line of patterns for Brevardi’s popular "car bra" in the 80s. The next move was to Ethan Allen in Bedford, New Hampshire where Dan spent ten years as their in-house upholsterer developing a flair for restoring antique furnishings and creating original designs.
IV ~ A Tailor At Sea
It was on the sea coast of New Hampshire that Dan first ran his own marine canvas business before taking the plunge with a move from New England to Bermuda. There the quality of his tailoring soon earmarked him as a sought-after craftsman providing fine solutions for yacht-owners from all around the world, from France to the Caribbean.
V ~ A Fiddler On The Side
They say you can always tell the true quality of a tailor by how well he plays the fiddle. Really? No, but the moment you hear Dan’s musical skills its likely to stir your imagination… and maybe prompt you to wonder how your own yacht might benefit from the same artistry inside or out.
Below you will find customer Testimonials - See what our customers think about us.
Glad to have this opportunity to tell you that the awning is terrific, everyone loved it; but most importantly it did its job and helped keep that west-facing room comfortable.
Irene, Wellfleet, MA
Ocean Tailors had done several jobs for me on my Nordhavn 43. Each and every one of them were well thought out, included quality workmanship and materials as well as superb and timely installation. I never would have believed that I would be so impressed with their products...Read more
Samuel Denbo, Nola Girl (Nordhavn 43)
Dear Sandy, Am delighted, Sandy, with my new deck awning. Thank you for selecting Justin and Dan as your efficient installers. And gratitude to Judy also for mailing me those references. Am happy to tell you that Judy can add me to that list of happy customers.Coastal, offshore, and inland weather information...Read more
Art Harding, MA
We love our awning and the job you did.Good afternoon, attached are photos of the pool shed at our home in Truro which your company did an amazing job with!! Thank You! We were wondering if someone could visit with us again to discuss a small job to install an insert for our hot tub spill over...Read more
Erin & Dan Silva, Wellfleet, MA
I was lucky enough to get Hull001 of the *Pease First Light series of skiffs, and had it completely spec’d with full Sunbrella coverage from Ocean Tailors: console cover, dodger and mooring cover. The pieces were thoughtfully designed, professionally fitted and stitched to perfection. Multiple fittings were performed, with an eye to quality rather than pumping it out the door. ...Read more
Neal Debonte, FL
I just wanted to follow up on your (and Boston Whaler’s) generous agreement to fully reimburse me for redesign and construction of the inadequate back cushion that came with my new 2006 17’ Montauk. The company you suggested I contact for an estimate was Ocean Taylors, in Orleans, Massachusetts...Read more
Stephen W Merselis, MA
CRAFSTMANSHIP IS DEAD! Not at Ocean Tailors, where old school sail making skills, and practices are married with 21st. century materials and technology. I knew I was in for a treat when the precise templating for a cockpit cover on my Herreshoff Cat Boat took more than an hour and a half as it was patiently performed on a brisk February day, the result is a glove like fitted cover...Read more
Al, N. Eastham, MA.
Thanks for the extra push to get my Flybridge ready in time. She held up well in 35+ mph winds!...Read more
Capt. Carla, MA
Thanks so much – we really love the chairs and think you did a beautiful job.....Read more
Thank you so very much for the wonderful job, it fits perfectly and gives me....Read more