Ropes

SPECTRASPEED™

Developed under the extremes of racing conditions in conjunction with the New Zealand Olympic and Kenwood Cup teams, Spectraspeed™ was designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor.

Manufactured to minimise stretch.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls
  • Available in 2mm to 18mm in 100m spools
  • Available in Green, Fluro Yellow, Red or Blue with black fleck.
  • Hotdog (2-5mm) available in Red/White, Blue/White or Mottled
DINGHY RACING

Dinghy Racing is a technically advanced double braid that brings big boat technology to a dinghy-sized line. Used around the world by many top international, Olympic dinghy and small keelboat sailors, Dinghy Racing is ideal for small boat sheet and control lines.

  • Blended Polyester and Spectra® core
  • The core can be removed to make Tapered Sheets
  • Floats and will not absorb water
  • Available in 6 & 8mm in 100m spools
  • Available in Solid Blue with Red fleck, Solid Red with Blue fleck
  • Made to order in Solid Yellow with Red or Blue fleck
SOUTHERN LIGHTS

Southern Lights is a single braided line designed for the purpose of reducing weight on board while retaining enough strength to provide for any number of sail and rig control tasks. Suitable for Control lines on keelboats, Main, Jib and Spinnaker sheets on dinghies.

  • Blended polypropylene and Spectra® offers excellent handling
  • Very low stretch with high strength
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • Lightweight and non-kinking construction
  • 5mm, 6mm & 8mm in 100m spools in Green, Blue or Red
  • Made to order in Black or Yellow
SUPERBRAID

SuperBraid was developed through exhaustive testing on Super Yachts, Jules Verne, The Race, Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, America ’s Cup, IOR, IMS, IMR and Olympic yachts. This development programme has seen subtle but significant changes to SuperBraid as fibre technology and manufacturing techniques improve. Primarily designed for use on sailboats, SuperBraid ’s versatility and advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of applications.

  • Anti-slip coating on core prevents core/cover slippage and protects core if the cover is removed
  • Withstands shock loadings and accepts a tighter radius and knots better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications
  • Available in 6mm to 30mm in 100m spools
  • Available in White with Blue, Red, Fluro or Green Fleck with Black Tracer
OCEAN 12 & OCEAN 12 HS

Ocean 12 & Ocean 12 HS is the ultimate single braid construction providing ease of splicing, excellent round form to minimise abrasion and straight fibre alignment to optimise strength. Manufactured from Dyneema SK75®, the world’s strongest fibre and finished with an abrasion-resistant and fibre binding Urethane coating for long life in harsh conditions of use. This braid can also be utilised as a core with an additional protective braided jacket.

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • Suitable as a replacement for wire in running rigging applications
  • Ocean 12 available in 3mm to 12mm diameter
  • Ocean 12 HS available in 8mm to 44mm diameter
CHAFE GUARD

Chafe Guard is a protective wear sleeve made from High Modulus PE Spectra®. Designed as a replacement for the standard polyester jacket in high abrasion applications such as Halyard ends.

  • Ideal for high abrasion applications such as Halyard ends
  • Can be urethane coated
  • Available in 8-10mm, 10-14mm, 14-18mm diameters
YACHTMASTER XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Yachtmaster XS features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, designed to achieve a longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts. Yachtmaster XS is suited for Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Available in 6mm to 30mm diameter in 100m spools
  • Available in White with Red, Green, Blue or Blue/Red fleck
  • Bulk Rigger spools available on request
YACHTMASTER BRIGHTS

Identical in construction to Yachtmaster XS, Brights also features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, for longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts. Suited to Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing & Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts. The Brights range features solid colours with colourfast dye, to assist identification and aesthetic appearance.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Available in 6mm to 30mm in 100m spools
  • Available in Solid Blue, Red, Fluro Yellow and Black
  • Bulk Rigger spools available on request
DOCKLINE

Dockline combines the dynamic stretch and strength characteristics in the nylon core with the abrasion resistance and colour stability of polyester in the jacket, making this the perfect mooring appendage to any marine craft.

  • High strength shock-absorbing nylon core
  • Hard-wearing colourfast high tenacity polyester jacket
  • For mooring, docking and anchoring applications
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use
  • Available in 10mm to 20mm in 100m spools, 24mm to 40mm in 50m spools
  • Custom colour options available on request
CHALLENGE BRAID

Challenge Braid was developed on America ’s Cup and Whitbread yachts before being released into the general leisure marine market. Consisting of a 100% Vectran® 12 strand core (8mm+) with distinctive polyester jackets, Challenge Braid is ideal for applications such as Genoa Halyards.

  • Very high strength, minimal stretch, negligible creep
  • Cover can be removed for special applications
  • 8mm+ easily spliced
  • Available in 100m spools
  • 3-7mm in White with Blue, Red and Gold Tracer
  • 8-30mm in Solid Red with White fleck or Solid Blue with Red Fleck
  • Custom colour options and Bulk Rigger spools available on request
VECTRAN® WEAR SLEEVE

Vectran® Wear Sleeve is a 100% Vectran® loose weave wear sleeve for particularly high abrasion applications to extend the life of high-performance racing braids.

  • Vectran® replacement for a standard polyester jacket in high temperature / high abrasion applications
  • Can be urethane coated
  • 12mm & 14mm diameters
SNAKESKIN

In the snakeskin configuration, visible lines of each fibre are distinctive. Kevlar adds grip and absorbs heat from friction. Ideally suited to Runner Tails and Sheets.

  • 50% Each Kevlar®/Polyester Carrier Blended Jacket
  • Extremely hard-wearing Aramid (Kevlar®) and Polyester cover prevents cover melting on winch drums
  • Prolongs rope life when used in highly abrasive applications
  • Ideally matched with a high-performance PBO, Dyneema® or Vectran® cores
MOTTLED

In the mottle configuration, the strand blending provides the ultimate all-over blend, thus protecting the fibres from the additional concentration of heat and friction. Features 50% of each fibre strand blended. Available in:

  • Polyester/Polyester blend for rugged good looks
  • Polyester/Kevlar® for performance racing applications
  • Kevlar®/Vectran® for great handling and control coupled with the next level of performance
  • PBO/Vectran® the ultimate in control and wear for the serious racers
  • Can be mated with PBO, Vectran®, Ocean 12, Spectra®, Dyneema® and Polyester cores
STANDARD

100% Mottled HT Polyester Jacket. The mottled mix of natural and coloured HT Polyester Yarn adds aesthetic appeal to this economic jacket.

  • 100% blended polyester
  • Fibre orientation maximises abrasion resistance
  • Suited for all general rigging applications
  • Available in 3 colour options
PERFORMANCE

50% Kevlar®/Polyester Jacket. An economic technical mix to assist heat dissipation areas of friction. The HP Polyester component provides cost savings in medium heat applications. Noticeable enhancement to grip.

  • Extremely hard-wearing Aramid (Kevlar®) and Polyester blended cover prevents cover melting on winch drums
  • Unique heat dissipation through multiple contact points
  • Greater abrasion resistance on high load areas
  • Ideally suited for Runner Tails and Sheets
  • Available in 3 colour options
PRECISION

50% Kevlar® and Vectran®. Precision’s blend Jacket gives excellent grip with great handling and control providing the next level of performance. Both fibres each have high melt point, low stretch and hard-wearing properties. With near-zero stretch there is minimal milking on the core.

  • Outstanding grip on winch drums allowing fewer wraps making it ideal for sheets
  • The Vectran® yarns “fluff” to provide a greater level of abrasion resistance along with improved handling characteristics
  • Available in natural Kevlar®/Vectran®
ELITE

50% PBO and Vectran® Jacket. Silky grip and handling features in the harshest of applications. Super lightweight fibres with rugged wear characteristics. Excellent winch, clutch and cleat performance. This jacket is designed for the ultimate in racing performance.

  • Precise control under ultra-high loads
  • Protection from heat build-up and gives additional wear protection while allowing easing and releasing on the winch drum under extreme loads
  • Ideally suited for Runner Tails and highly loaded Sheets
DINGHY LINE

Dinghy Line is made from staple polyester to give a soft cotton type feel in the jacket to enhance handling and feel. It features a soft spun polyester cover over an HT parallel polyester core for maximum strength, grip and control.

  • Enhanced handling properties
  • Maximum strength, grip and control
  • Suited to running rigging applications on small keelboats and dinghies
  • Available in 6mm and 8mm in 100m spools
  • Available in White with Black, Red or Blue fleck
DINGHY LITE

As the name suggests, Dinghy Lite is a lightweight line designed for use on a small craft that does not require the sophistication or expense of exotic fibre sheets or control lines. A single braid multifilament polypropylene line with 8 plait construction. Dinghy Light is the perfect line for low load applications when an easy to handle yet the economical line is preferred.

  • Lightweight line with no water absorption
  • Floats in water
  • Soft Grip
  • Bright yellow colour
  • Available in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm in 100m spools
SKI BRAID

Donaghys Ski Braid is designed for water skiing and for towing water toys. This braid has an 8 plait hollow construction and is made from 100% PE monofilaments. Ski Braid is easily spliced and floats on water.

  • Low specific gravity Polyethylene material
  • Does not absorb water
  • High abrasion resistance
  • UV stabilised
  • Available in 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12mm in 100 to 500-metre spools
  • Available in Blue/White and Yellow colour options
SHOCK CORD

Donaghys Shock Cord is built to withstand the toughest environments. Years of development have produced a quality engineered durable Shock Cord that will consistently allow better than 100% elongation and recovery making it ideal for marine and industrial applications.

  • Long-life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation
  • Available in 3mm to 7mm in 100m spools, 8mm to 10mm in 50m spools
  • Available in White with Blue fleck or Solid Black
LUFF CORD

Donaghys Luff Cord is manufactured to exacting sizes with a firmly fine woven jacket for insertion in sail luff. Polyester yarn minimises stretch with excellent abrasion resistance.

  • HT Polyester cover with tight pick (stitch) jacket for roundness
  • Firm construction holds shape and resists distortion under load
  • Precision sizing and UV resistant
  • Colour coded cores
  • Solid White colour
  • Available in 3.2mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7.1mm and 8mm diameter in 300m spools
SASH CORDS

This general-purpose braid is of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration which gives excellent handling, knotting and non-kink performance. Donaghys Sash Cords are available in Cotton, Multifilament Polypropylene & Polyester fibre constructions.

  • High Tenacity Polyester solid braid
  • Multipurpose line/ lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords
  • White in colour
  • Available in 3.6mm, 4.2mm and 6mm diameter in 100m spools
SYNTHETIC BRAIDS

Donaghy’s range of multi-purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion-resistant. They are suited to a wide variety of general-purpose applications.

  • Smooth feel 16 plait polyester braid
  • Hard-wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • High strength and abrasion resistant
  • Lightweight braid with UV inhibitor
  • Available in 1mm to 5mm diameter in Solid White in 100 & 300m spools
  • Available in 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm x 500m in Solid Black
PBO ELITE (ZYLON®)
  • Miracle PBO zero stretch with super high strength core
  • High melting point and abrasion resistance
  • 100% PBO Elite Jacket
  • Mottled White/Dyed Polyester Jacket over PBO Core
  • Jacket colour combination options include White with Blue, Yellow, Red, Black, Green and dual combination within to stunningly identify on deck
  • Bulk and custom lengths available

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