Thursday, 23 of November of 2017

Doyle Design

History of Doyle Sails

Robbie Doyle founded Doyle Sailmakers in 1982 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Today, Doyle Sailmakers has grown to over 80 lofts around the world. We recently built a new 32,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Salem, Massachusetts. In addition, a new Stratis manufacturing facility in New Zealand opened in 2009 and boasts one of the largest open-span lofts and most specialized production plants available.

Design excellence, undoubtedly one the most advanced in house sail production systems available, has made Doyle Sailmakers one of the world’s leading sailmakers. We have the personal experience, design capability and product selection that will best suit your needs.

Continuous innovation and advanced technology makes Doyle The sailmakers of choice worldwide

Doyle Sailmakers operate with a central design team. This team consists of highly qualified sailors who each bring different strengths to the team. Richard Bouzaid as the leading designer within the group leads the innovation and research for the Doyle Design team. The design tools are amongst the most advanced 3D modeling and airflow.

Doyle sails are engineered by experienced sailors with a world of know-how. The designs, loads and requirements are calculated on our in-house analysis and CAD programs. What makes Doyle Sailmakers standout from the competition is experience and practical knowledge that can only come from specialists in each specific area.

Specifics such as projected wind range, crossover charts and specifics of an individual sail can be modeled and predicted prior to the sail even being fitted to the boat – making the racing and cruising inventories more than just an estimation or guess at best as most sailmakers have done previously. The design team has the resources of all members of the Doyle group, which encompasses over 70 sailmaking operations.

Design Engineering

Our engineers created uniquely effective construction methods, sail handling systems, battens, batten systems, head, tack and clew attachments. Doyle solutions are highly engineered and elegant.

Doyle 3D Imaging Sail Design

Recognizing each sailboat has its particular set of unique characteristics. Doyle sail designers draw on a worldwide pool of veteran sail designers and design information, exclusive Doyle fabrics, proprietary sail design software, and wind tunnel testing. This creates sails which are strong, durable and hold their shape across the wind range.

The sail designers at Doyle, lead by Richard Bouzaid, utilize the world leading sail design software “SailPack”, which has the ability to 3 dimensionally model any sail at the actual flying shape onboard the boat, combined with various sail combinations and settings.


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