Careers at
Doyle New Zealand

Full Time Marketing/Communications Role


Please note, to apply for this role you must have a good base knowledge of sailing/the yachting industry

Doyle Sails New Zealand is a market-leading sailmaker, part of a global franchise, producing innovative sails that are distributed around the world. Based in Auckland, Doyle's 7000sqm loft is the biggest in the southern hemisphere, and is also home to the innovative Stratis sail membrane facility. Building cutting edge sails for yachts of all sizes, from dinghies to superyachts, Doyle has gone from strength to strength and is looking to build on its existing market presence.

Reporting to our CEO and Managing Director this is a varied role encompassing marketing, communications and PR and working primarily with our New Zealand team but also with the Doyle global network to help promote our product. Your week will include everything from writing press releases and newsletters to co-ordinating marketing campaigns, social media, updating the website and organising event sponsorship and trade show presence. You will be required to manage the marketing budget and oversee and help develop all marketing activity.

The right candidate will need to be able to work autonomously, take initiative and work closely with senior management and the team to ensure that we are maximising all marketing opportunities. Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in marketing, communications or similar and a minimum of two years of experience in the work place. You will have uncompromising written communication and proofing skills, with experience writing for both print and web and a fresh energy for driving our social media presence forwards.

If this sounds like you, please send a CV and covering letter, including details of your understanding of the yachting industry, to Ellie Brade –

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

This is a full time position based out of our Auckland Avondale loft. Salary dependent on experience. 

Sailmaking apprentices

Build a career in yachting. 

Our sailmaking apprenticeships open doors to international travel and offshore opportunities, as well as providing the chance to advance in sailing and yacht racing. 

We’re on the lookout for energetic, ambitious people to join our world-leading team as sailmaking apprentices.

Doyle Sails New Zealand’s Mike Sanderson began his own yachting career in sailmaking, before going on to become the youngest ever winner of the Volvo Ocean Race. As a Doyle apprentice, you’ll be surrounded by an experienced team known for breaking the boundaries of what’s possible in the sailing industry. 

Doyle Sails New Zealand is a world-leading sailmaker, renowned for bringing new fibres to the marine industry, which are snapped up by leading superyachts and racing yachts eager for their performance enhancing attributes.

The Auckland loft is the biggest in the southern hemisphere at 7000sqm and its clients include most of New Zealand’s top racing yachts. 

The Doyle Sails New Zealand team can often be seen racing on the fastest race boats in town with senior members in demand globally, competing on yachts at Grand Prix level in regattas around the world. 

If you’re ambitious and aspirational, want to learn from a team who are the best in their field and are ready to work hard for a career with real possibilities for advancement, get in touch today. 

Contact David Duff

Experienced Sailmakers

Doyle Sails New Zealand is always looking for experienced sailmakers to join our team. We require sailmakers with a minimum of two years experience with references.

For the right candidates we are prepared to pay for flights to New Zealand in exchange for a commitment of six months. Note that unless you hold an NZ or Aus passport, working in NZ does require a visa -

As one of the world's leading sailmakers, Doyle Sails NZ provides a great working environment. We make cutting edge sails for yachts of all sizes, from dinghies to superyachts. Based in Auckland, Doyle's 7000sqm loft is the biggest in the southern hemisphere, and is also home to the innovative Stratis facility.

If this is you, please send a CV and a covering letter to David Duff -