ABOUT THIS LOFT
Doyle Long Island is Long Island's best equipped sail loft featuring a modern, 5,000 square foot sail loft conveniently located on Route 110 in Huntington Station, just south of the railroad station. We make regular service visits to NYC and the eastern end of Long Island. We offer quick, professional sail repair, canvas work, furlers, mainsail handling systems, running rigging and hardware for all size boats. If is has something to do with sailboat or sailing, we can help you out.
Apart from being an excellent grinder, our Service Manager Dean Johns has 15 years of experience to date. Dean can assess your sails with you on the spot and provide accurate repair quotes.
- In on Monday, out by Friday - Summer repair policy
- Knowledgeable, experienced, hands-on sailmaking staff, here at your disposal
- Full yacht rigging services including retrofit bowsprit modifications, running rigging, mast track systems, roller furling units and more
- Complete custom canvas shop
ABOUT THE OWNER
Mark began sailing with his family at age 7. He started competitively racing sailboats 5 years later and worked as a sailing instructor for The Setauket Yacht Club of Long Island, New York in his teens. He began his sailmaking career with Hard Sails straight out of high school in 1978 and was hired from there by Shore Sails of Newport Rhode Island. Mark wrote Shore Sails International’s sail construction detail manual and was their traveling production consultant. As new lofts entered the Shore system Mark was sent to revise their construction techniques. In 1986 Mark became owner of Shore Sails Long Island.
As a sailor Mark has won silver at 7 One-Design North American or National Championships in 4 different classes and countless regional events. Mark has participated in numerous offshore distance races, including 9 Newport to Bermuda Races and 2 “2-legs” of the Bermuda 1-2. He works with and sails Class 40s, Mini-Transat boats and a number of other single/double-handed distance racing projects, which has become the loft’s specialty.