In November 2003 business partners Kevin Wrigley and Doug Stewart embarked on journey to open the first Quantum Sail Design Group loft in the British Virgin Islands.
Now ten years later the company has become a mainstay in not only the Nanny Cay community but also the BVI.
Quantum Sail Design Group is a worldwide sail maker with over 50 sail offices located around the world. The BVI loft celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December.
Quantum BVI offers a wide variety of products and services including: new sails, ranging from dinghies to megayachts; different types of fabrics from simple Dacron fabrics, which are primarily used in the cruising and charter industry; to high end air mid fibers and carbon fibers, which are primarily used on the larger boats and the racing boats.
Quantum provides a three-year warranty that covers materials and in the 10 years they’ve been operating they’ve only had one failure. A track record like that would make any company stand out, but Kevin believes there are other reasons for their success.
Our customer service is what sets us apart from other competitors because customer service is our main objective. Give the customer what they want. Don’t sell them what they don’t want and be there for them.
Kevin says: “Our customer service is what sets us apart from other competitors because customer service is our main objective. Give the customer what they want. Don’t sell them what they don’t want and be there for them.”
Additionally, Quantum repairs and fixes sails of any type. From kiteboarding sails, windsurfing sails, dinghy sails and right up to megayacht sails, Quantum BVI has the machinery, knowhow and manpower to service pretty much any type of sail. The canvas division offers new biminis, dodgers, enclosures and any other type of canvas work that needs to be done from scratch.
Quantum BVI’s work doesn’t end with sail making. For six years the company has sponsored the IC24 International Regatta as a way of giving back to the community.
“We get IC 24s from Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and the local fleet here in the BVI,” says Kevin. “Quite often it’s hosted right here at the Nanny Cay beach and we get a pretty good turnout because it’s a fun regatta.”
Heading into 2014, Kevin said: “We plan to continue what we’ve been doing by continuing to grow and become a bigger part of the BVI and Nanny Cay community. Nanny Cay is a great community from the owners right down to the staff. It’s a great family to work in and be around.”