Doyle Bay of Islands
As a highly experienced sailmaker, Peter is a huge asset to the Doyle team. On completing his sail making/marine trimming apprenticeship Peter headed offshore to compete in many regattas and ocean races. After returning to Auckland, he started a marine trimming business, which was sold to a major sail loft after 14 years. Having managed that operation for a further three years, 10 years ago he then relocated to the Bay of Islands where he established another busy marine trimming business, South Pacific Marine Canvas and Upholstery, which services a wide range of local and offshore cruising yachts and launches and complements Doyle's Auckland-based Covers & Upholstery division.
Over this time, Peter has clocked over 100,000NM, contesting in many offshore races and undertaking island cruising. Unsurprisingly, this wealth of experience means Peter has a vast knowledge of what is require when racing and cruising, both local and offshore, and has also recently been appointed a safety inspector for Yachting New Zealand.