Doyle Sails Tasmania was originally established in 1964 as “Peter Johnston’s Sailmakers” by Peter Johnston in Sullivan’s Cove. The company quickly developed a reputation for quality, service and building strong relations with the marine industry in Tasmania. The company is now owned and operated by Nick Dineen and Brian Moroney, after working for the Johnston family as managers for many years.

After many successful years trading as Peter Johnston Sailmakers the loft joined Fraser Sails which eventually transitioned to the worldwide Doyle group. Doyle Sails Tasmania has always been committed to building the highest quality sails (in house) using the latest technology and materials available. Partnering with the Doyle group enables Doyle Tasmania to work with the best lofts, sail designers and membrane manufacturers in the industry. We have developed a close working relationship with Doyle group which ensures Tasmanian customers of the highest of quality of sail design and membranes, whilst still building the sails here in Tasmania.

Our loft is a full manufacturing facility ideally located in the iconic “Muirs Boatyard”, on the water front between the Sydney to Hobart finish line and two of Tasmania’s largest yacht clubs. Doyle Tasmania on site services include, sailmaking, marine cover, rigging, shade sails and chandlery. We are arguably the largest sailmaking operation in Tasmania and our staff include qualified sailmakers with up to 45 years’ experience. We have a strong commitment to training new apprentices, ensuring the future of our company and sailmaking in Tasmania.

Over the decades Doyle Tasmania's clients have had success in everything from one design national titles, club pennants, offshore races, local and global passage making. Doyle Tasmania looks forward to building relationships with new and existing clients and helping sailors of all forms to achieve their goals.


Muirs Boatyard, 44 Napoleon Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia

+61 3 6225 6707

Send us a message




Nick Dineen
Managing Director & Sales Consultant
+61 407 936 544


Brian Moroney
Director & Chandlery Manager
+61 3 6225 6707


Sam Edmunds
Northern Tasmania Sales Consultant
+61 419 327 998

Doyle sails Tasmania cover team is committed to building the highest quality marine and general covers using the highest quality materials available. Products include Boom bags, boom covers, boom tents, dodgers, Bimini’s custom sheet bags and wind screen covers. Material include Weathermax, Sunbrella, Strata glass, Ferrari, Tenara threads.


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Need boat bits, come and check out our shop.
Doyle Sails Tasmania’s ship chandlery was established in 2016 to compliment the growing range of services at Muirs boatyard. Our chandlery manager (Brian Moroney) has worked in the ship chandlery business for over 15 years and can advise on anything from the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel. We stock Selden, Furlex, Almast, Harken, Ronstan, Lewmar, Whichard Karver, IRB ropes, Marlow ropes, Slam, Red Paddle Co, BLA, RWB Basham, International Paints and epoxy’s, Hempel paints, 316 fastenings.

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Trust your next job to experienced, local and qualified sailmakers backed by leading international sail making group.
Doyle Sails Tasmania has a long and successful history of supplying engineered premium fabric Sails, outdoor umbrellas, structures and services to the Tasmania community. We offer a range of products that include: permanent membrane structures, umbrella’s, shade sails and café blinds. Doyle Sails Tasmania shade products are constructed from the highest quality materials, ensuring that our sails are durable, long lasting and pleasing to the eye. Additional products available include our range of architectural umbrellas. These visually pleasing, permanent wind rated structures provide safe year round weather protection and are available with a variety of finished options. Also available are a variety of professional services including: Structural design of shade products, Engineering and certification, Shade auditing, Fabric testing

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Projects large or small,  Doyle Tasmania has been producing industrial canvas and PVC products for Tasmanian industry for decades. We produce on time to specification anything from: membrane roofs, straps, mesh filter nets, bags, tarps, screens, heavy duty covers, webbing nets, dive vests, dive parachutes, compressor covers. Our recent clients include: Richardson Divine Marine, Taylor Bros Engineering, Incat, CSIRO, Australian Antarctic Division, Apco Engineering, ASD Diving, Offshore Unlimited, Tasmanian Shipping Supplies, Forestry Tasmania.

We are able to help you get your rig right, with options from full replacement of running rigging, mast tuning, sales of Selden Masts, Booms, Spin poles and sprits. We also sell rigging hardware, furling equipment, rope and provide splicing services, wire swaging and crimping.

Custom sheets and braces
Lazy jacks.
Lifelines and jackstays.
Mooring lines.
Tender lifting bridles.
Architectural rigging.

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