WeatherMax80

WeatherMax80 is twice as strong and six times more durable under abrasion and rubbing than acrylic. It is about half the weight, it is 100% solution dyed and very importantly for stackpacks and enclosures it is breathable.

WeatherMax80 is the ideal fabric for marine and many non-marine covers. If you are looking for a sprayhood, stackpack, sail cover, cockpit enclosure, Bimini, winter cover or dodgers give us a call to discuss your requirement in greater detail and see how WeatherMax80 can help you.

  WeatherMax Colour Guide (HighRes) (19.4 MiB, 1,837 hits)

  WeatherMax Colour Guide (Low Res) (1.8 MiB, 2,098 hits)

 

  WeatherMax Care Guide (1.3 MiB, 1,609 hits)

 

  WeatherMax Product Information (627.3 KiB, 2,072 hits)

A selection of photos of our work can seen by clicking here

For more information please contact our cover team on 01255 243366 or email harwich@dolphin-sails.com

 

 

 

 

 

Cutter Operator – Job Opportunity – Harwich

About us.

Dolphin are one of the foremost sail, cover and awning suppliers in the UK.

With offices in Harwich, West Mersea, Southampton and Palma Majorca, Dolphin serves a wide sailing community both locally and internationally. We have an established customer base, which includes many of the industries blue ribbon brands for custom and semi-custom yacht builders. A notable success in 2018 was that we were approached to make covers for the world’s largest sailing superyacht.

We are proud to be able report that we export around half of our output.

About the role.

We seek a full-time person, based in Harwich, to operate our advanced laser/blade cutting machine and plotter.

We cut in house the fabric for all our sail, cover and awning designs, which are then manufactured, at both our Harwich and West Mersea sites.

Other duties include the checking in of delivered goods and helping to package completed orders through coordination with the office managers.

You should be capable of lifting rolls of fabrics on to the cutting machine and goods being prepared for despatch so reasonable strength is required.

For the successful candidate there may be the opportunity to be involved in learning CAD work and CAD experience would be an advantage.

The candidate should have a full and clean driving license and may be required to drive company vans.

About you.

We’re looking for a friendly and helpful individual who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team to ensure the successful cutting and packaging of manufactured items to deadlines.

A good remuneration for the right candidate will be based on enthusiasm and skill execution.

For more information please telephone 01255 243366 and ask to speak to Matthew or send your CV to kate@dolphin-sails.com

Office Administrator – Job Opportunity

About us.

Dolphin are one of the foremost sail, cover and awning suppliers in the UK.

With offices in Harwich, West Mersea, Southampton and Palma Majorca, Dolphin serves a wide sailing community both locally and internationally. We have an established customer base, which includes many of the industries blue ribbon brands for custom and semi-custom yacht builders. A notable success in 2018 was that we were approached to make covers for the world’s largest sailing superyacht.

We are proud to be able report that we export around half of our output.

About the role.

We seek a full-time administrator, based in Harwich, to help deal with our clients both national and international.

Dealing with customer enquiries in an efficient and timely manner both face to face, via the telephone and through email.  We require the successful candidate to have good skills numerically and the potential exists to be involved in the accounting side of the business in the future.

Creating orders, invoices and collecting payments

Logging and tracking orders via Filemaker and excel. Use of Microsoft word is also essential.

Packing and despatching orders

Primary initial point of contact for sales calls via telephone and visits in person to the office

Booking flights + accommodation for work trips away

As part of the Office Administration position you will play a leading role in co-ordinating the logistics of moving items between the various Dolphin offices and be responsible for recording the booking in and out of the customers sails or covers.

About you.

We’re looking for a friendly and helpful individual who has strong time management and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. With a keen eye for detail and accurate data entry skills, you will have experience within a customer service role and have the ability to manage customer enquiries.

We’d like you to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team to ensure the successful delivery of a sale. You should have strong administration skills, be able to use your own initiative and have experience of data processing,

Use of computer programmes such as Excel and Word are essential.

A good remuneration for the right candidate based on skills and experience.

For more information please telephone 01255 243366 and ask to speak to Kate or send your CV to kate@dolphin-sails.com

Perfect Sun Shade

Fantastic Sun Shade

The perfect solution to a hot problem!

The design team at Dolphin Sails have created a solution to a major problem using bespoke specialist design software.

We regularly hear that boats needed shade but did not want to deal with frames or battens and that traditional Bimini’s did not offer enough protection from the sun.

For this project on the newly launched Nautor Swan 115, we used just the boats CAD files to create an awning that gives maximum coverage without the need for any new fixing points.

The form finding software helps us create a structure, that has a unique double curvature design. This double curvature will tension the fabric so that it becomes rigid. Once set up the fabric will become drum tight. This tension cuts down to a minimum any flapping or ‘panting’ that is normally very prevalent in standard awnings.

Using just the CAD file we were able to design and manufacture the awning before fitting it first time!

The awning was used through out the Monaco Boat Show and was greatly appreciated as it allowed guests to view this stunning boat in greater comfort.

A Dolphin Tensile Awning offers protection to the crew using the cockpit or foredeck, the boat and makes life below deck more comfortable especially when the aircon isn’t required.

 

 

 

 

Kismet – Classic Racing

We always like working on beautiful boats and so it has been a pleasure to be involved with the preparation of Kismet, a 55’ Fife designed cutter, before her trip to the south of France to ‘do the circuit’ this autumn.

“Kismet” spent many years unloved and slowly disintegrating in an Essex mud berth before her current owner rescued her and restored to her to her full glory some 10 years ago. After the refit our sister company, Gowen Ocean, were ask to supply a full inventory of sails. Whilst ‘modern’ woven polyester fabric was used, much of the finishing was by hand in the traditional method – hours of painstaking work.

The boat enjoyed success at various local and international regatta’s before being put away whilst the owner enjoyed sailing his IRC rated yacht.

Once it was decided that ‘Kismet” would be campaigned in this years south of France regattas we were again asked to help plan an inventory of sails that worked best with the CIM rating system and maximise the potential of the boat and the likely conditions.

After much consideration the main, 3 headsails and the asymmetric were replaced. Each sail was made using Contenders Fibercon Pro classic light cream. In addition to the new sails the existing whoompa was converted to a 150% light genoa.

The classics started off in Cannes at the Régates Royales Cannes, racing for Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge. In a strong fleet of 20 boats, “Kismet” placed an excellent second overall.

Being 120 years old “Kismet’ qualified for the unique Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy, this is open to any yacht over 100 years old. In a close race she narrowly finished second to last years winner.

After the Centenary Trophy, “Kismet” set off on the feeder race from Cannes to Saint Tropez, she handsomely won the Coupe d’Automne trophy.

The final event was the hotly contested Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. With 3 of the 4 races counting and only a couple of points separating the top 6 boats “Kismet” stood of the podium with an excellent 3rdplace.

Overall a very pleasing and consistent set of results against many of the top classic sailors in the world.

Its Showtime again !!!

Help us celebrate our 5th year of exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show!!

 

We will be in our usual position ‘Stand F076’ in Mayflower park, just a few seconds walk away from the pontoon marina entrance.

The 2017 show was a great success and we are really pleased to report that many of those enquiries from last year have been converted into orders with those owners now enjoying their new covers and sails on their various travels.

During the show we will be unveiling of our new designed ‘T’ top sprayhood which proving to be very popular. The ‘T’ top allows the sprayhood window section to be removed giving a greater flow of air. We will also have samples of the new and latest sail cloths which are now available, so to find out more pop by our stand F076.

Whether you are planning adventures up local creeks or the trip of a life time around the world the Dolphin Team will be available all week – please feel free to come along and see how we can help you achieve the maximum enjoyment from your boat.

If you would like to arrange a meeting during the 2018 Southampton Boat Show, which runs from 14th – 23rd September, please contact us on sails@dolphin-sails.com

Paul Austin – Hamble  – 02381 980090   –   paul.austin@dolphin-sails.com

Jon Sturmer – East Coast – 01206 384412   –   jon@dolphin-sails.com

If you are looking to buy a new boat or just need ‘a few bits’ you are certain to find what you are looking for during the 2018 Southampton Boat Show.

Fox’s Boat Show

Dolphin Sails will be exhibiting at the Fox’s Boat Show which runs from Friday 18th May until 20th May.

Members of the cover and sails team will be on hand to answer all your questions, discuss fabric options, cover designs, sail inventories and if your boat is in Fox’s marina meet with you on board.

Fox’s Yacht Sales will be open to show you their extensive listing of brokerage boats or you could ask them about a new Beneteau.

Experts from Fox’s Marina are around to discuss refits, electronics, rigging, Copper Coating and basically anything to do with keeping your boat in the best possible condition.

Contact Dolphin Sails on 01255 243366 for further details.

 

Dolphin Tensile Structures @ METS

Dolphin Tensile Structures at METS 2017

We will again be exhibiting at the worlds largest marine trade show at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam.

Based in the Superyacht Hall of the exhibition, Matthew Vincent and Angus Roberts will be on the stand to discuss how our unique awnings can be created using specialist bespoke software. With virtually limitless options available we can help create a stunningly beautiful structure that will open up endless possibilities to enhance the enjoyment of your sailing yacht, motor boat, home, office or public space

www.dolphintensilestructures.com

The exhibition runs from 14th November until 16th Novemeber at the RAI in Amsterdam

To discuss your project with one of our designers please contact:

Kate Vincent

0044(0)1255 243366

info@dolphintensilestructures.com

 

X332’s are fast!

X332’s with that winning feeling

Congratulations to ‘Blue Beeste’ (X332) on winning this years Felixstowe Regatta in the highly competitive IRC class. Beeste scored an impressive 2nd, 1st, 1st set of results to win by a comfortable margin.

Congratulations to the X332 ‘ApeX’** who are this seasons East Anglian Offshore Racing Association (EAORA) champions. Everyone at Dolphin wishes the ‘ApeX’ team good luck in the season ending Buckley Goblets race to Ostend.

Great work Martin, Charlie, Robert and crews.

**Partial inventory

New Dolphin Tensile Awning website

New www.dolphintensileawnings.com website goes live!! – Due to the ever increasing amount of new architectural and marine awning projects we are undertaking, this is the perfect time to launch a dedicated website for these amazing products.

New www.dolphintensileawnings.com website goes live!!

Due to the ever increasing amount of new architectural and marine awning projects we are undertaking, this is the perfect time to launch a dedicated website for these amazing products.

Following the recent appointment of our in house designer and structural engineer we are pleased to showcase the projects we have helped to create. In addition to the new website we are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Vision 2017 Architectural show at Olympia starting tomorrow 6th June. For show details visit http://www.visionlondon.com

So why not learn more about ‘The evolution of Awnings’ and how Dolphin Tensile Awnings could open up a whole new opportunity for you by visiting www.dolphintensileawnings.com .

Or contact us