The 43.9m sloop Encore was launched at the end of April by Alloy Yachts. Having installed a full Doyle inventory on their previous superyacht, Encore’s owners once again commissioned a full inventory of Doyle sails, including a Stratis main, genoa, blade and staysail. Following successful sea trials, Encore was delivered to her new owners in June.
The Encore project saw another successful collaboration between Doyle and Southern Spars: the mainsail uses a new scaled down version of the Southern Spars car system that was installed on Kokomo. Richard Bouzaid, Head of Design at Doyle Sails NZ, worked closely with the Southern Spars design team on fine-tuning the set up procedures versus the flying sail design shapes. Doyle’s investment in world-leading design programmes means that we can replicate sails in a simulation situation at the design process stage which allows us to highly accurately predict what will happen in the real world on board the boat before commencing sail construction
“Encore’s sails are fantastic,” said Chris McMaster, MD of Doyle Sails NZ. “The sails fitted the boat perfectly straight out of the bag, with no alterations needed. The yacht and sails performed above our high expectations and we are looking forward to seeing her in action.”