Our New Loft

After nearly 20 years in Southampton. Doyle Sails UK are proud to announce that from 30 August 2016, their new hi-tech purpose-built facility is open for business at Hangar One, Universal Marina, on the River Hamble . The 1000 square metre raised loft floor can accommodate superyacht sails with three rotating pits for sewing machines.

Doyle Sails 1000 square metre loft floor at Universal Marina.

Heading up the new loft is Rob Larke, well-known in the sailing industry from dinghies to superyachts. Rob is a highly regarded sail maker and sailor in the Solent with 25 years in the industry ranging from design and sail development to hands on finishing and sail making. The team have also won numerous titles, including National, European and World championships, from Supermaxi yachts to high performance dinghies.

“There is no comparison between the old and the new loft. The big difference is that we now have the capacity to work on bigger sails and still have room on the loft floor to work on other projects. The raised floor is about the size of four tennis courts, so we can take on time-dependent projects, without interfering with our planned production and sail servicing."

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