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Quantum Sails Oriental at Sailcraft Service


1218 Lupton Drive
Oriental, NC 28571


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Main: 252-249-0522


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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About Quantum Sails Oriental at Sailcraft Service

Sailcraft Service is a full service boatyard providing professional repair and maintenance to keep your boat in top working condition. Our professional marine technicians include riggers, mechanics, welders, plumbers, electricians, fiberglass/composite and painters who have the knowledge and experience with all types of boats to ensure top quality repairs.

Services Include

  • Full range of boat repair services for fiberglass, aluminum, steel, and wood
  • Annual services and maintenance for all types of boats
  • Short hauls for surveys, bottom cleaning or emergency repair
  • 35 Ton Marine Travelift with extended crossbeam, the largest lift in Oriental
  • Power and sail boats
  • Generators
  • Rigging, running and standing rigging
  • 65' aerial man lift for rigging and mast inspections and repairs
  • Mast step and un-step, mast replacement
  • Furler installation and repair
  • Complete welding shop for custom fabrication and repair of stainless steel and aluminum water, fuel and holding tanks; solar panel racks
  • Cleaning detailing, including wash, compound and wax, stainless steel and bronze polish
  • Mercury Outboard Dealer and Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Technicians

Meet Your Quantum Team

At Quantum, we're connected to sailors everywhere by our love of sailing and the belief that facing a challenge head on is infinitely rewarding. With a desire to serve and problem-solving approach, our local team is dedicated to being a trusted resource for all your sailing needs.

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Raymond Hocking

Raymond Hocking grew up in Michigan and Minnesota, where he was first introduced to recreational sailing on the Great Lakes. It wasn't until Ray moved to central California that he began racing and, ultimately, made a career as a rigger. He began racing on ULDBs such as Moore 24s, Santa Cruz 27s, and Olsen 30s. He also spent numerous seasons as the bowman on a Wylie 46.

Ray has a degree in Environmental Policy with a marine focus. He has done a good deal of non-profit work, but eventually started to get burned out and took a step back from activist work. Having gained a love and knowledge of sailing during that time, it seemed a logical next step for a career change. He was fortunate to land an apprenticeship and then work as a journeyman rigger for Easom Racing and Rigging in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Easom, Ray worked with high-end programs such as Disney’s Pyewacket as well as on many classic wooden vessels around San Francisco. Easom was located beneath a Quantum loft and, while working there, Ray would work closely with the Quantum team on full rigging and sail jobs.

Now living in eastern North Carolina with a large cruiser population, Ray's focus has changed primarily to cruising vessels, but he has been able to use his racing knowledge to help cruisers optimize their rigging systems for efficiency and ease of use.

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  • Position: Rigging Manager and Sail Consultant

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