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North Sails NEWS

January 29, 2018


Quinten Houry joins North Sails in Palma to offer customers unrivaled products, technology, service, and expertise

North Sails today announced that Quinten (“Quinny”) Houry has resigned from Doyle Palma and has joined North Sails. Furthermore, Doyle Palma informed North Sails that they have given notice to Doyle Sails International LTD to terminate their license agreement. The former Doyle Palma business will become a wholly owned loft within the North Sails Group once the 90 days notice period has been completed.

Quinny is part of dynamic team of experts including Fiona Bruce and Russell Thom, all of whom are amongst the leaders in their fields within the Superyacht community. The consolidation of operations, personnel, and expertise in Palma strengthens North Sails presence in the heart of the European Superyacht community.

“Over the last seven years our loft and North Sails have competed on and off the water but with a common initiative of providing the best service to our customers” commented Quinny. “My thinking and approach to sailmaking are in line with the North brand, and I am proud to join a company who shares the same vision. Joining forces merges our wealth of experience and knowledge, and will strengthen our global Superyacht support and products. Beyond service, North is unique with their offering of 3Di. Their technology is innovative and intelligent, and I am looking forward to offering the industry-leading product to my clients.”

“Quinny joining North Sails adds another Superyacht expert with a wealth of experience to our team,” commented Scott Zebny, Superyacht Sales Manager based in Palma. “He is passionate, customer-focused and is highly respected in the Superyacht circuit. I admire what Quinny, Fiona, and Russell have achieved as our competitors and it’s a big win for North Sails to have them join our team.”

“We firmly believe that the thing that matters most in our business is the client,” said North Sails President Ken Read. “Quinny, Fiona, Russell and their entire team share our “customer first” mentality that is the bedrock of North Sails. Combine this ethos with the longevity, weight savings, strength and overall performance that our revolutionary 3Di product line gives all styles of sailing yachts, and you have an unbeatable package that our customers will love.”

Backed by over 60 years of experience, North Sails is the market leader in the Superyacht world. North’s team of Superyacht experts utilize design and product innovation to find solutions to outfit the world’s largest yachts. The North Sails network includes seven wholly owned manufacturing facilities and 110+ Certified Service Centers, including 16 dedicated Superyacht service lofts. Superyachts rely on this global network of North Sails experts to actively support their adventures and, the addition of Doyle Palma will deliver an enhanced service standard for even more clients.

© Stuart Pearce