About us

42°S Marine is situated in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania, offering top quality products, customer service and advice as an agent of North Sails Australia.
Opened in November 2012, this young agency provides quality, efficiency and full sized service facility all year round.

North Sails is the largest sailmaker in the world, with lofts and manufacturing facilities in 29 countries. Founded in 1957 by Lowell North in a San Diego, Califonia garage, North’s growth and success has been built on a foundation of superior performance, quality, technology and customer service. We are dedicated to making products that make sailing more rewarding for you.

Stewart Gray has been involved with 3 Volvo Ocean Races, 2 Americas Cups, as well as multiple Vendee Globe, Barcelona World Race and Jules Verne Attempts.

Winning World, National and Regional championships in everything from Maxi’s, to One Design Keel Boats and Dinghy’s Stewart is now returning home to Tasmania after working for North Sails on most continents of the world, to supply and provide quality product, technology, advice and customer services to all areas of the Marine Industry.





Joining Stewart in the opening of 42°S Marine/North Sails Tasmania is Kirsty Skinner. Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland and after meeting Stewart while working for Team Sanya the Volvo Ocean Race Chinese entry in the 2011/2012, she has experience on a range of racing on IRC race boats, sport boats with 2nd overall at the 2011 SB3 worlds.

With previous occupations of working within the administration of Sailmaking and the Marine Industry, along with a University Degree in Maritime Studies, she aims to ensure all customers receive top quality customer service.