News Doyle Sails NZ looking for apprentice sailmakers

22 Oct 2014

Want to join our team? Doyle Sails NZ is looking for apprentice sailmakers.

Considering a career in yachting? Doyle Sails New Zealand is seeking young, energetic, ambitious people to join our team as sailmaking apprentices. An apprenticeship in sailmaking is an ideal route in to the yachting industry. Sailmaking can lead to incredible potential to advance in sailing and yacht racing, whilst opening doors for international travel and offshore opportunities. Doyle Sails New Zealand’s Head of Sales Mike Sanderson, youngest ever winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, began his own yachting career in sailmaking.

As one of the world’s leading sailmakers, Doyle Sails New Zealand makes cutting-edge sails for yachts of all sizes, from dinghies all the way up to superyachts. Doyle is an outstanding environment to learn and develop within and there are real possibilities for advancement for the right applicants.

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Based in Auckland, Doyle’s 7000sqm loft is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. Our clients include most of New Zealand’s top racing yachts and our team regularly sail on the best race boats in town. Senior members of the team compete on yachts at Grand Prix level all around the globe.

We are seeking people who are ambitious and aspirational, who perhaps have an interest in sailing already, and are ready to take the step from merely sailing, to building a successful career path in New Zealand’s world renowned marine industry. Sailing opportunities will present themselves to people with the right attitude and work ethic.

If you have an interest in sailing and yacht racing, and would like to have a conversation about joining our team, we would like to hear from you. Please send a CV and covering letter to Sam Burton –

Please note: only applicants with working visas or permanent residents of NZ will be considered for this position.