Outer Banks Sailing & Yacht Services

Sunset Sails, Boat Tours, and Sailing Charters

Phillips Boatworks offers an experience the whole family can enjoy with boat tours and boats designed to capture the best of afternoons on the water and weekends exploring new adventure. Visit us in Buxton on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the Outer Banks boat tours guaranteed to delight. In addition to boat tours, we offer numerous other boating services for our customers including: project management, refits, re-power, electrical and electronics installations, new boat design and construction.

Phillips Boatworks is the primary sponsor of the Hatteras Sailing Organization, teaching sailing and seamanship to local Hatteras Island Youth. Boating is our Passion. On the water, Capt. Jay loves to share his 30 years of blue water experience with tales of teaching sailing and racing tactics at all age levels, long ocean crossing yacht deliveries, and sailboat racing.

Reserve your sailboat tour

Phillips Boatworks offers catamaran sailing in 2 hour and 4 hour experiences. We have a schedule that includes morning, afternoon, and sunset sails. Our most popular sails are the sunset sailing experiences. All our sails leave from our new location in Buxton from the historic fish house location in Buxton Harbor.

What is the advantage of a longer 4 hour sail? The 4 hour sailing experience offer more time for swimming and exploring off the sailboat. Our catamarans are lightweight performance boats that are easily beached. On the 4hr sails, we typically pull the boat up on a sandbar so that our guests can hop off the boat, take a swim, harvest some clams, and learn more about the local soundside marine life.

Why choose the shorter 2hr sail? The 2 hour sails are great for a relaxing sailboat ride. The scenery and experience is gorgeous. Because we sail, our tours are silent and perfect for videography, photography, and conversation. If you don’t need to hop into the water and just want to kick back and relax, the 2-hour sail is perfect for your group.

Sunset Sails

Morning Sails

Afternoon Sails

Learn to Sail

Intro to multihull sailing

Have you always wanted to learn to sail? Are you interested to get an introduction? Come sailing on one of our large catamarans and get an introduction to multihull sailing. Our coaches will give you a brief introduction to the most basic concepts of sailing including the points of sail and sail trim for a multihull. Head out onto the water, take the helm, and trim the sails. Bucket list – check!

Outer Banks Sailing Availability

Click any green date that you want to sail and the “tickets” will show the options available for that day. Hit the “book now” button to reserve your date. **NOTE: we do have a second boat. If you need a specific date and time which is not available or have a large party over six guests, you can check availability on the other boat by clicking here

Thursday 02-02-2023

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Check availability on our second boat, Stiletto Classic

Have a larger party? Can’t find the date you need? Check out our second boat, Stiletto Classic

Boat repairs and yacht services

Sail Repairs and Kite Repairs

Kite and Sail Repairs in Avon, NC

Now offering Kite and Sail repairs in Avon, NC

After 10 years of incredible and meticulous sail repair service, Buxton based Wind Angel Sail Repair Service has decided its time to retire. Phillips Boatworks in Avon has acquired the commercial sewing machinery.

pH850 Catamaran is coming soon!

Prototype construction has begun

Phillips Boatworks is thrilled to introduce the pH 850 Catamaran. Measuring 8.5 meters (28 ft) on the waterline by 5.2 meters (17 ft) wide, the pH 850 is a light and powerful recreational performer. Filling a gap between the extreme high performance grand prix and the heavier low performance production boats, the pH 850 features a unique de-mountable hard aft cockpit and just enough…

Outer Banks Sailing News

New! Sunset sails and sailing charters for large groups

Kite and Sail Repairs in Avon, NC

Phillips Boatworks adds a second Stiletto-27 sailboat to Charter Fleet in Avon on Hatteras

Sunset sails and outer banks sailing charters can now accommodate larger groups of up to 12 adults. If you have a larger group and are interested in sailing during your trip to the Outer Banks, it is good to plan ahead.

New! Hobie 18 catamarans for sailing lessons and rental

match racing Hobie 18
Learn to sail a Hobie 18 solo

Learn to sail | Rent a Hobie Cat

Whether you just need a brush up with an instructor or you’ve never stepped aboard a sailboat – there is never a better time to learn to sail than while you are visiting Avon on Hatteras Island. Phillips boatworks offers sailing lessons tailored to your skill level with Hobie Cat bareboat certification available through SailStiletto.

Need Boat Repairs? Yacht Services?

Yacht services including sail repairs, kite repairs, custom boat building, yacht refit, yacht management, sailboat rigging, marine electronics, and Honda outboard engines.

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