Doyle Sails has had a presence in Palma, Mallorca, for over 15 years, with the world class facility renowned and dedicated to sail making and servicing the local sailing community. We’re delighted to confirm that we are strengthening our operations in Palma with the acquisition of a new state-of-the-art premise on the island.
The new facility at Marratxi, just north of Palma, encompasses some 2,500 square metres and will allow Doyle Sails to not only provide services to the local sailing superyacht community, but also support international clients of Doyle Sails at a first class level. The Palma loft is an investment into the future of Doyle Sails both in Europe and globally.
Doyle Sails Palma is owned and operated by some of the most well known sailors in the industry, bringing together a team of experts that are on the start lines of Superyacht and Grand Prix sailing on a daily basis. In 2017, when Doyle Sails International’s CEO Mike Sanderson, Design Director Richard Bouzaid and Managing Director David Duff took the reigns from founder, Robbie Doyle, the trio knew that having key people on the ground in Palma was paramount. Chris Sherlock, Luke Molloy and Scott Zebny endure that Doyle Sails Palma remains as one of the key superyacht lofts within our worldwide Network.
When assessing potential sites for Doyle’s new facility, the brief was ‘bigger is better’ and the new loft is already proving testament to that claim.
“The new expanse of space at Doyle Sails Palma allows us to handle the service of several large sails at the same time, whilst also working on new ones. There are very few lofts on the planet capable of working on multiple large sails side by side, as we can.
The new facilities and machinery at Doyle Sails Palma allows us to work on the biggest of sails with the greatest of ease. Equipped with brand-new sewing machines, a massive A-frame for lifting, trucks adapted with specially designed cranes and numerous forklifts, there is no job too big.” – Scott Zebny, Global Superyacht Sales Manager.
Differentiating Doyle Sails from other lofts on the island of Mallorca is that we are capable of building sails here at the Marratxi facility, as well as servicing and repairing them. Captains and owners can come and see their sails being created and we welcome their input throughout the process.
As a leading supplier to the sailing superyacht market, having the space and skill to properly service the needs of our clients is integral to our success. Palma has arguably become the most important location in the northern hemisphere for the maintenance of sailing superyachts and our new facility is a key addition to the available infrastructure here.
Doyle Sails strive to make every customer feel valued – whether the yacht is 20ft or 468ft, every project is important, and every sail receives the same level of diligent care and attention. We pride ourselves on our reliability and first-hand availability for both captains and owners.
Doyle Sails Palma already employs a workforce of 15 and has an impressive number of high profile projects underway, including servicing the sails of Sailing Yacht A and 56m Asahi (Perini Navi), as well as new orders for a 46m HJB/Tripp sloop, 40m 4K (Abeking and Rasmussen), 37m Action (Royal Huisman) and a brand-new 117-footer currently in build at Baltic Yachts.
Global Superyacht Sales Manager, Scott Zebny, and the Doyle Palma team are also busy with installation and sail trials for the 81m Dykstra-designed Sea Eagle II (Royal Huisman) and 50m Hoek-designed Meraki (Vitters Shipyard).