THE WIND IN YOUR SAILS

Different tools are required for heavy-duty fabrics such as sailcloth, which today are made from nylon, polyester or carbon fibers. Manufactured to be able to withstand the perils of the sea, they require a special sewing machine that can handle the thickness of the fabric.

Since the 1950s, Reliable has been providing sail makers with the tools to craft sea-worthy sails for their boats. As our sewing machines evolved, our commitment to our sea-faring customers remained the same – to provide the best sewing machines possible for their craft.

- Robert Kahn, CEO 

OUR SOLUTIONS

FEILD OF APPLICATIONS

APPAREL

CAMPING

CANVAS

LEATHER

SAILING

TARPS COVERS

SAIL AWAY, THE RELIABLE WAY

The Barracuda is our specialty sewing machine for the marine and outdoor industry. Aptly named for its unparalleled speed and agility, is the ideal instrument for sail repair. It’s designed for boat owners, hobbyists, and small businesses and can handle most sail fabrics. When you’re sailing the seas and need to repair a sail, the Barracuda is the portable sewing machine every sailor needs to have on board. It comes with an optional (and portable!) craftsman kit, which includes extra needles, bobbins, foot controller, thread stand and a screwdriver. It can handle a range of fabrics that are regularly used for sailing and outdoor products, from Kevlar to Mylar and Carbon Fiber.

The Barracuda zig-zag and straight stitch portable walking-foot machine is remarkably versatile. Designed for boat owners, hobbyists, and small businesses, the Barracuda is ideal for medium to heavy-weight sewing jobs. With top and bottom feeding, it produces a perfect, even stitch, even when sewing over challenging materials. 

Up To 8 Layers Of Sunbrella-Plus: A full 1/4” clearance under the foot allows the Barracuda to sew 10 or more layers of heavy canvas or up to 8 layers of Sunbrella-Plus
(top of the line material for boats).

The Barracuda 200ZW is designed for medium to heavyweight fabrics.
The built-in speed reducer gives the machine extra torque to get through the toughest jobs. 

Portable and secure. The all-metal handle makes it easy to carry the Barracuda on and off the boat and everywhere in between!

Before leaving our factory, each Barracuda is put through a thorough 10-point quality control procedure with a master technician to ensure that it exceeds our exceptional quality assurance guidelines.

We designed a complete package so you can take your Barracuda with you safely and conveniently. The Craftsman Kit provides protection during transportation, along with additional accessories that improve your sewing experience.

KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

SEWING 101

STITCHES – STITCHES EVERYWHERE…
Take a look around as you are going through your day today… you'll discover evidence of commercial sewing in nearly every facet of your life. It starts from the moment you put on those fuzzy slippers and cozy robe on your way to the kitchen to savor that first cup of coffee. Someone stitched your slippers and robe using a commercial sewing machine. Lunches are put into backpacks that were stitched with a commercial sewing machine, as was the car interior you all pile into - including the seatbelt and that very fashionable belt that perfectly accents your outfit (looking good – by the way!).

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OUR ROOTS: SEWING

Reliable has lived and breathed every aspect of sewing machines since Milton Kahn started the business more than 6 decades ago. Quality control, expert service and advice are just a few of the things that make Reliable the leading commercial sewing and garment care manufacturer in North America.

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