Lifestyle Canvas And Sails will be open again from 11th May 2020, for all your canvas requirements for home, boat and commercial properties.


Kate and Richard originally established Lifestyle Canvas And Sails in August 2005. In 2014 we were offered the great opportunity to manage a private property near Russell. We have had an amazing experience however it is time to re-start Lifestyle Canvas And Sails from the sail loft at our home in Takou Bay, Kerikeri.


Richard is a qualified sail and canvas maker having undertaken his apprenticeship with Hoods Sailmakers in Auckland. Since qualifying he has worked for high profile sail and canvas companies in England, Spain, Auckland, Picton and Opua.


In addition to running the administration for Lifestyle Canvas And Sails, Kate manages Burdy’s Nest - a self contained, 1 bedroom holiday apartment located at their property in Takou Bay (www.burdysnest.co.nz)


Richard & Kate are both enthusiastic sailors and love being out on the water. Whilst overseas Richard took the opportunity to crew on a 90ft racing yacht Bristolian, joining them for a complete refit and a season cruising in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic. In addition Kate & Richard ran a 57ft yacht, Onghiara, cruising the Mediterranean and the Adriatic. Richard has always been very involved in local yacht racing and is looking forward to starting racing again.


Kate and Richard are proud to provide you with quality service as well as quality products. They would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your requirements and provide a competitive quote for you.