ABOUT THIS LOFT
The UK Doyle loft first opened for business in 1997 and today has an impressive, modern 1000sqm facility in Universal marina on the Hamble river, near Southampton. The team provide new sails for youth Optimist dinghy sailors; one design; coastal cruisers and blue water yachts, as well as club racing and specialist Grand Prix sails. Doyle is also the leading sail provider for many of the largest Superyachts in the world.
Our raised loft floor is about the size of four tennis courts and has five sewing pits which provides the capacity for work on larger sails or taking on time-dependent projects without interfering with our planned production and sail servicing. Our experienced team work very closely with the partner loft in New Zealand, suppliers of award winning Stratis sail membranes.
TWILIGHT – OYSTER125
Doyle Sails Solent won the order for this beautiful 125’ Oyster yacht as a result of an excellent customer relationship, world leading design and the best sails. The owner and captain are delighted with the new blade sail and we will be looking to replace more of their sails when the yacht returns to the Mediterranean in Spring.
These hard working race boats are powered by Doyle Stratis and whilst training novice and amateur crews still achieve fantastic results with Lancellot 2 receiving the RORC School Boat of the Year award 2017 to add to her accolades.
MAIDEN – 58’ WHITBREAD MAXI
Tracey Edwards Maiden returned to the UK in 2017 and we are delighted to be involved with Tracey and Maiden by providing a new suit of sails. The new main and jibs will be Doyle Stratis, finished in the UK and painted to keep the classic look. The kites will also be built in our UK loft.
HUGO BOSS – IMOCA 60
Onboard Hugo Boss’ IMOCA 60 Alex Thompson achieved a British solo circumnavigation record and 2nd place in the Vendee Globe. Hugo Boss is powered by Doyle and we are currently servicing the Vendee and campaign sails for the 2018 season.
Following Peter Duncan and Jud Smith’s outstanding win at the J-70s Worlds, with Doyle sails, we are taking care of orders and building an increasing number of J-70 sails. We also carry out high quality canvas work and taking orders for our J-70 top and undercovers.
Doyle Optimist sails have won significant Optimist Championships and we enjoy supporting upcoming youths with one of three sizes of opti sails. We wish Kuba Staite, our most recent Doyle opti sailor, the best for 2018.