READY TO WEAR
Michael Walsh talks to ONBOARD about the latest innovations in materials and the high performance crew wear designs from Dubarry of Ireland
Crew wear has to be suitable for a myriad of situations and jobs. It has to look professional, feel good, be hard wearing, it even has to wash well. So, just how does all this come together?
A LONG, PROUD HISTORY
Dubarry is a name that needs little introduction to those who sail. Celebrating our 85th anniversary this year we have long been considered the benchmark for high performance, skilfully constructed, sailing footwear. Whilst we are proud of our past, we are still excited by the future and the challenge of producing the best,
most innovative shoes and boots in which to go to sea.
Here, on the west coast of Ireland, the ocean is never very far away from our lives. Despite the harsh Atlantic storms that have carved the coastline and landscape over millennia, our home in County Galway has always looked to the west for sustenance, a livelihood and inspiration, and our creativity has been invigorated through meetings with some exceptional craftspeople who live and work in our homeland and have ‘real life’ experience of what is needed from a crew wear brand.
Launched in 2021 and designed specifically for active use on the water, the Dubarry Aquatech Collection is ideal for crew uniforms and sailing team kit with styles and colours to suit any type of yacht. Luxurious enough to give your crew a morale boost but also hard-wearing and functional, our Aquatech clothing and shoes are made from top quality materials with many technical features built in – and the whole collection can be personalised with yacht name, team logo or brand.
From jackets and fleeces to polos and shirts, trousers, shorts and skorts, there’s a full range of layers for both men and women to outfit your crew in smart, comfortable and functional uniforms with a touch of classic yachting style. And from technical boating trainers to traditional leather deck shoes, we offer a wide choice of footwear with soles that are optimised for use on teak decks. Hats, belts and other classic accessories are also available in colours and styles that coordinate perfectly and complete the look.
The entire collection is also quick-drying, machine-washable and built to last.