Careers at
Doyle New Zealand

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 Sam Burton


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 -