Doyle Sails NZ operate with a central design team. This
team consists of highly qualified sailors who each bring
different strengths to the team. Richard Bouzaid as the
leading designer within the group leads the innovation and
research for the Doyle Design team. The design tools are
amongst the most advanced 3D modeling and airflow.
Specifics such as projected windrange, crossover charts and specifics of an individual sail can be modeled and predicted prior to the sail even being fitted to the boat - making the racing and cruising inventories more than just an estimation or guess at best as most sailmakers have done previously. The design team has the resources of all members of the Doyle group, which encompasses some 40 sailmaking operations.
Doyle Design Team Head
Team coordinator and head designer. Oversees
and coordinates design team activities, R&D
efforts and sign off on final designs. Involved in
sailmaking for 20 years. Winner Whitbread Race
and America's Cup (sail coordinator and sail
design team for both projects). Designer for
many one design and maxi yacht programmes
having won many of the biggest offshore and
Doyle New Zealand have once again been first in leading sail design software. For 2 years now Doyle have been utilizing the world leading sail design software "Sailpak", which has the ability to 3 dimensionally model any sail at the actual flying shape onboard the boat, and combined with various sail combinations and settings. The next generation in saildesign is now available when purchasing sails from Doyle NZ. With Sailpack-Viewer the Doyle sail designer can create a single file (PPK) with all the sails and rig together in an active 3D view.
The customer will be able to see, from any point of view and with multiple options of rendering (geometry, mould aspect, paneling and/or full description with finishing details), his/her personally designed sail. This interactive design information can be made available by CD or downloaded directly to your computer from our Web page.
Doyle Sails NZ superyacht sails are engineered by experienced sailors
with a world of know-how on these vessels. The designs, loads and
requirements of the largest superyachts are calculated on our
in-house analysis and specialist Cad programmes. What makes Doyle
NZ standout from the competition is experience and practical
knowledge that can only come from specialists in each specific area.
Our engineers are known for innovative solutions for the high
loads and special challenges of superyacht sails. They have
created uniquely effective construction methods, sailhandling systems,
battens, batten systems, head, tack and clew attachments. Doyle
superyacht solutions are highly engineered and elegant.