Oyster’s preferred supplier and regatta partner, Dolphin Sails are pleased to showcase their first set of grey sails which have been supplied to the newly launched Oyster 575/29 Lisanne.
With new trends and owner’s preferences changing, Dolphin Sails are moving forward with market demands and have recently introduced a sought after Grey version of the well proven DYS Dyneema cruise laminate - an alternative from the standard white sail fabric. As a result of customer research and product development the Harwich based sail maker has been working closely with their main cloth supplier, Dimension Polyant to produce a new fabric which is unique in that the taffetas are now woven with different colour yarns to give the ‘grey effect’ rather than dying an existing white taffeta grey. This process gives a more constant colour throughout the sail rather than the slight colour differences that can result with dyed fabrics.
As demonstrated above in the photograph taken during Lisanne’s sea trial, the new look sails are particularly eye-catching and display a modern twist to the more traditional image previously seen on most sailing yachts with the classic white cloth.
To cater for the demand and change in Oyster owner’s sail colour palette, Dolphin has ordered a significant quantity of the Grey DYS Dyneema in various fabric weights specifically for yachts in the Oyster fleet ranging from the 475 to the 625. Dolphin can also cater for the larger Oyster models and for those owners wishing to opt for the new ‘grey’ who have purchased an Oyster 675 to anOyster 118 will be required to place a special order and current lead times are 14 – 16 weeks.
Bringing a new element to the many choices purchasers have when personalising their semi-custom Oyster yacht, Dolphin will be on hand to help you decide whether to opt for the new contemporary grey or stay faithful to the classic white.
What you will choose?...
The Dolphin Sails team would be very pleased to hear from you and can be contacted on:
01206 384412 East Coast or 02381 980090 South Coast.