As sailors, we are intrinsically connected to the ocean. The water is our playground, a sanctuary where we seek enjoyment, and sometimes a competitive playing field. We pride ourselves in our efforts to protect and promote sustainable lifestyles, caring for the ocean and our planet in the process. The simple fact that most of the energy for sailing comes from renewable sources tends to confirm this observation. Discerning sailors, therefore, will be interested to know that Doyle Sails Barbados utilise 100% solar PV electricity in their loft.
Doyle Sails Barbados, the major sail manufacturer in the Caribbean exporting to the world, currently produces more electricity from the photovoltaic array on its buildings than it consumes from making sails and operating the loft. Currently, the 150 kW array produces 30% more power than the 32,000 square-foot sail loft consumed, making Doyle Barbados unique in the sailmaking world.
Sustainability initiatives continue at Doyle Sails Barbados, including reducing waste in the manufacture and using scrap cloth and waste products to supply other small entrepreneurs with raw materials for a range of consumer items. Their strategic plan also includes recycling old sails into shelter, grocery bags, small duffels, wallets and related products.
Doyle Sails Barbados has been a leader in the utilisation of renewable energy and pursuing sustainable goals for some time, and customers can take pride in knowing that your next sail from Doyle Sails Barbados is sustainably manufactured in addition to being the highest quality available and backed by superior service for over 35 years.
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ABOUT DOYLE SAILS // Doyle Sails strives to deliver success through high-performance, high-quality, custom sails that continue to redefine the boundaries of sailmaking technology and innovation; whilst connecting sailors to inspire, support and encourage sailing.
Our obsession with sailing takes us to every corner of the world and onboard every yacht. We become part of teams, share in the adventures of friends and families, sharing our knowledge and experience with those with the same passion. Sailing is in our DNA, and we are the custodians of a legacy that has been supporting sailors for four decades and counting.