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Join us at the 2012 METS

Doyle Sailmakers at the 2012 METS

Join Doyle Sailmakers at the METS 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands November 13-15, 2012 at stand 09.705 in the Superyacht Pavilion.

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Hope to see you at the show!

The METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry.

Robbie Doyle, Chris McMaster, Francesco Valenza, Mike Sanderson, Matt Bridge, Bjarne Lorenzen, Mario Giattino and Glenn Cook will be at the stand so be sure to stop by or contact them in advance to set aside time for a meeting.



13-14-15 November 2012

Opening hours METS 2012

Tuesday, November 13 10.00 – 18.00 hours
Wednesday, November 14 10.00 – 18.00 hours
Thursday, November 15 10.00 – 17.00 hours


Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Doyle Sponsors 2012 Newport Bucket Regatta

Doyle Sailmakers is proud to again sponsor the Newport Bucket Regatta to be held August 24-26, 2012. The tenth edition of the Newport Bucket commences on Saturday August 25th with 17 yachts racing in the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.

Yachts from 72 to 156 feet will compete in three classes: Les Gazelles des Mers, Les Grandes Dames des Mers, and Les Mademoiselles des Mers.

The Bucket’s nightly parties begin at the Newport Shipyard with a welcoming party that honors The ALLY Foundation. Yacht owners and crews will join ALLY Donors for a special Gala at the Newport Shipyard, featuring panoramic views of Newport Harbor, libations, auction opportunities and dancing to “Hot Mess.”

Tickets are available online for $100, or $120.00 at the door.

Kick the “BUCKET” Weekend Off and Support The ALLY Foundation

Friday, August 24th
7:00 PM-10:30 PM
Newport Shipyard
Libations, Hors D’oeuvres, Entertainment
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At the event website,, daily results, news and photos will be posted during the event.

Visit the Newport Bucket Regatta website.

Doyle Sailmakers’ continued success in the superyacht market is the result of design and engineering expertise, reliability and after sales service. Our network of over 80 lofts allows us to provide local service worldwide. For 30 years, we have worked to solve some of the most unique challenges for the world’s grandest superyachts, from P2 to Maltese Falcon.

VIDEO: Doyle Sponsors 2012 St Barths Bucket

Doyle Sailmakers is proud to again sponsor the St Barths Bucket Regatta to be held March 22-25, 2012. The wait list to participate in the regatta is a true testament of the superb job done by the Bucket organizers, superyacht owners and crew elevating superyacht racing to an extraordinary level of fun and excitement.

Numerous superyachts with Doyle sails will be taking part in the 2012 St Barths Bucket including: Andromeda La Dea, Athos, Axia, Baracuda, Bliss, Blue Too, Fidelis, Ganesha, Helios II, Koo, Moonbird, P2, Paraiso, Parsifal III, Salperton IV, Symmetry and Zenji.

Doyle Sailmakers’ continued success in the superyacht market is the result of design and engineering expertise, reliability and after sales service. Our network of over 80 lofts worldwide allows us to provide local service worldwide.

Doyle Sailmakers will be well represented in St Barths by Robbie Doyle and numerous representatives from all over the world including: John Baxter, Richard Bouzaid, Matt Bridge, Glenn Cook, Quinny Houry, Richard Hulston, Phill Maxwell, Maria Francesca Natoli, Andrew Schneider, Brendan Simons, Jud Smith, Francesco Valenza, and Guy Waddilove.

Visit regatta website

2011 St. Barths Bucket Brings Together World’s Largest Superyachts

Doyle Sailmakers is proud to have sponsored the St. Barths Bucket Regatta held March 25-27, 2011. This year marked the 25th year of Bucket racing – and the 15th edition of the St Barths Bucket. Of the 40 superyachts competing in this legendary event, 15 were new to the Bucket fleet. The average length of yacht was a staggering 64 meters. Lined up bow to stern, the yachts would measure almost three kilometers.

Maltese Falcon at 2011 St Barths Bucket

It was a spectacular sight to be seen with the 89m dyna rig Maltese Falcon, 75m Mirabella V and 58m Kokomo III all on the same starting line at the 2011 St. Barths Bucket with 100% Doyle Sails.

Kokomo III at 2011 St Barths Bucket

During three days of racing, the fleet of 40 superyachts raced around the volcanic island counterclockwise on day one, tackled the infamous “Not So Wiggly Course” on day two, and on day three raced around the island clockwise. The fleet is divided into three categories: Les Elegantes des Mers for the J Class, Les Grandes Dames des Mers for the Cruising Class, and Les Gazelles des Mers for the Racing Class, making the racing more equally competitive and safer. The races are pursuit format, with staggered starts according to each yacht’s rating. The slowest boat is first off the line, and the rest of the fleet starts at time intervals determined by each boat’s predicted elapsed time around the course. Theoretically in a pursuit race, all the yachts will cross the finish line at the same time.

Mirabella V and Kokomo III carried the latest Doyle Stratis sails, while Maltese Falcon carried her 25,791 square feet of Dacron Doyle sails that have taken her over 90,000 miles.

The 96´sloop Symmetry with a full inventory of Doyle Stratis upwind and Doyle downwind sails came in 3rd Overall and 2nd in Les Gazelles.

AXIA at 2011 St Barths BucketAxia

Perhaps the belle of the ball was the 37m AXIA, one of the smallest yachts in Les Grandes Dames, who won her class with her new Doyle Stratis sails.

The Ron Holland designed Blue Too came in 3rd in Les Grand Dames. Blue Too was delivered to its new Owner just six weeks before the Bucket. Blue Too was powered by Doyle Stratis Carbon/Vectran sails and Doyle downwind sails. This was the owner’s first Bucket as an Owner and what an impressive first Bucket it was for him, the Captain and Crew.

Blue Too Celebrating 3rd in Les Grand Dames and the Alloy Cup

In addition to coming in 3rd in class, Blue Too won the Alloy Cup, for best performance by an Alloy Yacht. The four Alloy Yacht competitors included: Kokomo III 58m, Genevieve 38m, Blue Too 34m, and Paraiso 32m.

The 38m P2 won the Perini Navi Cup, awarded to the Perini-Navi Yacht with the best result. Of the 40 yachts competing, the seven Perini-Navi yachts include: Maltese Falcon 88m, Parsifal III 54m, Klosters 47m, Antara 46m, Helios II 45m, and P2 38m.

Maltese Falcon won the Vitter’s Shipyard Seamanship Trophy, awarded to the yacht that demonstrates the best seamanship and sportsmanship in the interest of promoting safety on the race course. This award recognizes the yacht that best demonstrates the understanding that superyachts have serious limitations operating safely in close quarters and value safety well above performance.

In addition to coming in 1st in Les Grand Dames, AXIA also successfully defended the Skullduggery Cravat, holding the trophy for the best Bucket humor for 3 years running. The Skullduggery Cravat is awarded to the yacht and crew who display the best Bucket humor and promulgates non-adult behavior.

To view more photos click here of the 2011 St. Barths Bucket.

Doyle Sailmakers Sponsors 2011 St. Barths Bucket

St. Barths Bucket 2011

Doyle Sailmakers is proud to sponsor the 2011 St Barths Bucket and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bucket Regattas. Doyle Sailmakers extends its congratulations to the Bucket organizers and to the superyacht owners and crew for the growth of the Bucket Regattas and of superyacht racing in general.

Numerous superyachts with Doyle sails will be taking part in the 2011 St Barths Bucket including: Axia, Blue Too, Drumbeg, Helios, Hetairos, Kokomo III, Maltese Falcon, Mirabella V, Moonbird, P2, Paraiso, Song of the Sea, Symmetry and White Wings.

P2 Wins 2009 Newport Bucket Regatta

P2 Wins 2009 Newport Bucket Regatta

The 7th Annual Newport Bucket Regatta was held July 17-19, 2009. The 125 foot Perini Navi P2, recently named the Sailing Yacht of the Year by the International Superyacht Society, was the Overall Winner of the 2009 Newport Bucket Regatta. P2 won Les Gazelles des Mers (Racing Division), while Summer Wind, a 100 foot Alden, won Les Grandes Dames des Mers (Cruising Division).

The owner of P2 (Perseus 2) first conceived of P2 back in the 2004 St. Barth’s Bucket, when racing his prior Perini Navi Superyacht Perseus and was passed by the 147-foot carbon-fiber Visione. The ball was set in motion to build a smaller, faster, and more modern boat that would land him on the podium. Perini Navi successfully fulfilled expectations, leading to P2 winning the 2009 Newport Bucket Regatta.

Complete Results

Sumurun Wins Panerai Overall Performance Trophy at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Sumurun Wins Panerai Overall Performance Trophy at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club just before Antigua Sailing Week, is one of the largest and most renowned classic yacht races word wide. More than 52 vintage and classic boats including Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts and tall ships took part in this year’s regatta April 15th-20th.

After five days of sailing in the Caribbean waters, Sumurun took line honors in Vintage Class and won the Panerai Overall Performance Trophy. Sumurun’s owner Robert Tobin was awarded a special edition Panerai Radiomir Regatta 1/8th Second Titanio – 47 mm, designed especially for this year’s Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge season, for the overall boat with the Best Total Corrected Time.

For more information on Sumurun, click here.

Maltese Falcon Featured on 60 Minutes

Doyle Superyacht Maltese Falcon

Tom Perkins and his Maltese Falcon will be featured on 60 Minutes this Sunday, November 4th at 7 PM ET/PT on CBS. Lesley Stahl spent one week on the Maltese Falcon preparing for this interview. Be sure to tune in to 60 Minutes this Sunday.

Doyle Proud Sponsor of Superyacht Cup in Palma

Doyle Sailmakers is proud have been a sponsor of the 2007 Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin held in Palma, Mallorca June 16th through June 19th. Fifty two superyachts competed in the Bay of Palma over three days. The overall winner of the Cup was Hetairos, a 140 foot Bruce King designed ketch built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1993.

Superyacht Cup Overall Results

Superyacht Cup Photo Album

Big Boys, Major Toys at the St. Barth’s Bucket

The world’s fastest superyachts gather for the St. Barth’s Bucket to battle on the water and unwind at cocktail parties onboard the fleet, moored stern-to on the quay. As usual, Doyle-powered boats claimed some silver: Kaori, a 118-foot Paine-designed sloop, took the Grand Dame division, and the 289-foot, Dyna-Rigged Maltese Falcon took the Perini Navi Best Overall award. It just goes to show that, big or small, when you want to go fast, go Doyle.