Stratis was developed in 2001-2002 when
Doyle Sails realised that it was time for a
new generation of sails.
It was apparent that across the industry there was a need for
lighter, longer lasting sails. From performance racing
with higher durability to superyacht sails that required the physical
structure of high modulus fibres to take the huge loads that were
generated, through to cruising yachts that simply wanted lighter
sails that were easier to handle, it was time for something new.
The STRATIS™ plant is based at the 7000sqm Doyle Sails NZ
production facility. The factory has two production beds, with
multiple fibre laying machines and laminators on each production
bed, allowing a full range of sails to be produced, from the smallest
dinghies to the largest superyachts.
We are continually developing our laminated sail products in terms
of design, development and manufacture. Our research
department continues to experiment with new fibres, adhesives
and techniques with the aim of offering our clients the best
product possible while our design department uses the latest
computer technology and design tools to develop shapes and
structures for faster sails.
Alex Thomson Racing
Bakewell-White Yacht Design
Botin Partners Naval Architecture
Dubois Naval Architects
Farr Yacht Design
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron