Doyle Classic Sails
Today's classic restoration or traditionally inspired yacht places greater demand on their sails than in the days when they were first designed. Desires for more modern performance with classic looks has pushed Doyle Sailmakers to work to seamlessly blend old-world craftsmanship with modern design tools. Cutting edge design and analysis ensures that the sails and all their associated hardware will work in tandem with structure of the classic yacht.
Modern advances in woven materials have allowed Doyle Sailmakers to exceed the design parameters of many original designs. Working with full fluid dynamic modeling, the team of designers at Doyle has worked with many yachts to refine sail plans to blend the original aesthetics of classic yachts with modern sail inventories.
When the sail is finally created, Doyle's team of sailmakers is able to blend the modern materials with yesterday's traditional finishing systems, to create sails to complement the finest classics afloat today.
By using the tightest woven dacrons (or Vectrans - where rules allow), the fabric is then cut to produce the narrow panel style. In keeping with the age of each yacht, the sails are then crafted into vertical, crosscut, mitrecut or scotch cut configurations. After assembly to the world's highest standards, each sail is then finished by a craftsman sailmaker, whose training and experience allows for the creation of traditional handwork such as:
- Multi ring corners with full seizing
- Tapered rat tail hand roping
- Ornate leather work
- Leech cord plaited ends
Finally, having crafted the ultimate classic sail, we offer to fit the sails to your yacht and complete sail trials with each owner.
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