Leisure Marine

Donaghys have a long pedigree in the manufacture of technical marine braids dating back to our origins in 1876, performing in the world’s most rigorous conditions and race formats.  With the recent integration of Donaghys and Southern Ocean brands and products, we now have the finest Leisure Marine range available. 

We had absolutely no problems with our running rigging during the entire race. In the past you were constantly repairing and replacing lines, with Southern Ocean Ropes it just never became an issue 

- Mike Sanderson – ABN Amro, Winner 2005-6 Volvo Round the World Yacht Race

Reliability is key to not losing; never in all our racing have Donaghys’ products let us down 

- Grant Dalton – Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup contender 2007

 

Whether Cruising, Racing or Challenging the World, Donaghys’ products are purpose built to exceed expectations, providing the best in value for money.

 

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High Performance

Ocean12 SK90

Donaghys Ocean12 SK90 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 SK90®, 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 additional protective braided jacket.

  • Extreme strength to weight ratio
  • 12-16% stronger than Ocean12 HS ensures breakloads can be achieved with smaller diameters
  • Increased direct control and less energy absorption enabling precise, efficient trim control
  • Extremely low stretch
  • Suitable as a replacement for wire in running rigging applications

Ocean12 HS

Donaghys Ocean12 HS is the ultimate single braid construction manufactured from Dyneema SK75®, the world’s strongest fibre. Ocean12 HS is heat stretched to compact the fibres, increasing strength and performance.  Finished with Donaghys Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. This braid can also be utilised as a core with additional protective braided jacket.

  • Very high strength to weight ratio
  • Very low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • Easy to splice
  • Suitable as a replacement for wire in running rigging applications

Ocean12

Ocean12 is the ultimate single braid construction manufactured from Dyneema SK75®, the world’s strongest fibre. Ocean12 features Donaghys' dark grey Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. This braid can also be utilised as a core with 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

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. Superbraid’s versatility and advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of applications.

  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings and accepts a tighter radius and knots better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

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
  • Easy splice 8 plait Spectra core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

Cruising

Yachtmaster XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Yachtmaster XS features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, designed to achieve longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited for Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

Yachtmaster Brights

Donaghys Yachtmaster Brights range features solid colours with colour fast dye, to assist identification and aesthetic appearance.  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.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited to Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing & Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

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
  • Easy splice 8 plait Spectra core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

Superyachts

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. Superbraid’s versatility and advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of applications.

  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings and accepts a tighter radius and knots better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

Ocean12 HS

Donaghys Ocean12 HS is the ultimate single braid construction manufactured from Dyneema SK75®, the world’s strongest fibre. Ocean12 HS is heat stretched to compact the fibres, increasing strength and performance.  Finished with Donaghys Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. This braid can also be utilised as a core with additional protective braided jacket.

  • Very high strength to weight ratio
  • Very low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • Easy to splice
  • Suitable as a replacement for wire in running rigging applications

Yachtmaster XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Yachtmaster XS features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, designed to achieve longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited for Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

Yachtmaster Brights

Donaghys Yachtmaster Brights range features solid colours with colour fast dye, to assist identification and aesthetic appearance. 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.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited to Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing & Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

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 colour fast High Tenacity Polyester jacket
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use

Dinghy Line

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
  • Easy splice 8 plait Spectra core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

Dinghy Light

As the name suggests, Dinghy Light is a lightweight line designed for use on small craft that do not require the sophistication or expense of exotic fibre sheets or control lines.  The perfect line for low load applications when an easy to handle, yet economical line is preferred.

  • Light weight line with no water absorption
  • Floats in water
  • Soft grip

Mooring

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 colour fast High Tenacity Polyester jacket
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use

Dock Line Prepack

Donaghys Nylon Dock lines have a water resistant coating to prevent strength loss that occurs when wet. Higher twisting of yarns and strands produces a denser, rounder rope with high abrasion resistance that is less likely to snag. Controlled manufacturing ensures a line that is well balanced, torque free and won't unlay under heavy loading.

  • Convenient pre pack in 4.6m, 7.5m and 10.7m length options
  • Includes spliced eye
  • High strength shock absorbing nylon core
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use

Anchor Pack PE Silver Rope

A 3 strand polyethylene anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end.  Pre-spliced with a minimum of 4 tucks to ensure reliability.

  • Floating anchor warp
  • Economical
  • Available in Australia in 6mm - 12mm in 50m packs, 10mm & 12mm in 110m packs.

Anchor Pack PP Boat Rope

A 3 strand polypropylene anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end.  Pre-spliced with a minimum of 4 tucks to ensure reliability.

  • Floating anchor warp
  • Economical
  • Available in NZ in 6mm - 12mm in 50m, 70m and 100m packs

Anchor Pack Nylon

A 3 strand nylon anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end.  This anchor warp will sink in water and has good strength and elasticity.  Pre-spliced with a minimum of 4 tucks to ensure reliability.

  • Sinking anchor warp
  • Easy coiling
  • Great stretch and shock absorption properties
  • Available in NZ in 8mm - 14mm in 50m, 70m and 100m packs

General

Ski Braid

Made from monofilament polyethylene and hollow in construction. Splicing is easy where the plait can be fed inside the hollow core and when tensioned the eye loop makes a soft handle of loop for lead fittings.

  • Light weight and does not absorb water
  • Floats
  • Easily spliced
  • High abrasion resistance

VB Brights

Donaghys VB Brights braids are strong, brightly coloured braids, packaged in a convenient pocket sized spool.  Ideal for whipping, tying and general purpose applications.

  • Fade and abrasion resistant
  • Low stretch Polyester braid
  • UV treated
  • Available in 2mm or 3mm diameter

Synthetic Braids

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

  • Smooth & textured polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration

Sash Cord

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 and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • Multipurpose line / lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords

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.

  • Premium marine grade rubber core to ensure minimum 100% stretch characteristic
  • Long life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation
  • Not affected by water

Splicing Kits

Donaghys Splicing Kit gives you all the tools you need to create that perfect splice.  Complete with basic instructions to get you started.

  • Splicing kit for double braids
  • 5 splicing fids to splice from 6mm to 24mm
  • Wire fid pusher
  • Complete with full splicing instructions

Cores & Coatings

PBO (Zylon®) core

  • 12 strand single braid PBO fibre (Zylon® core)

Ocean12 SK90 (SK90 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Dyneema® SK90 fibre
  • The ultimate in performance and strength, 13% stronger than Ocean12 HS

Ocean12 SK78 (SK78 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Dyneema® SK78 fibre with reduced creep characteristics

Ocean12 HS (SK75 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Dyneema® SK75 fibre
  • Heat stretched for improved strength and lower elongation

Ocean12 (SK75 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Dyneema® SK75 fibre

Superbraid (SK75 Dyneema®) core

  • 16, 24 strand single braid Dyneema® SK75 fibre

Yachtmaster XS (HT Polyester) core

  • 8, 16 or 24 plait single braid HT Polyester fibre

Donaghys Armorcoat

Donaghys Armorcoat is specifically designed to work with high performance fibres enhancing their abrasion resistance, UV protection and to make splicing easier.  The state of the art aqueous aliphatic coating utilises nanotechnology to bond to the individual fibres creating a protective barrier on the braid.

  • Enhances abrasion resistance and UV protection
  • Makes splicing easier

Donaghys Bindacoat

Donaghys Bindacoat is designed to act as an intermediary membrane linking high performance cores to their covers, eliminating core cover slippage.  This allows Donaghys to maximise the amount of material packed into a core greatly increasing the performance of the product.  Bulky intermediate covers take up this valuable space reducing cost but also greatly reducing the performance.

  • Eliminates core cover slippage

Donaghys Watershield

Donaghys Watershield can be used by itself or combined with either Armorcoat or Bindacoat to obtain a durable water resistant coating on most fibres.

  • Water resistant coating

Covers/Jackets

Mottled Cover

In the mottled configuration, the different fibre typres are blended, providing the ultimate in performance and protection from heat build up and abrasion while maintaining optimum control in extreme racing applications.

  • Available in Standard Polyester blend and performance fibre blends
  • High performance blends including fibres such as Cordura®, Kevlar®, Technora®, Vectran® and PBO
  • Can be mated with PBO, Vectran®, Ocean 12, Spectra®, Dyneema® and Polyester cores
  • For more info on Performance fibre combinations, see cover blend options on this page

Snakeskin Cover

In the snakeskin configuration, visible lines of each fibre type are distinctive and provide greater heat dissipation and adds grip when needed.  Ideally suited to Runner Tails and Sheets.

  • Kevlar® (yellow fibre) adds grip and absorbs heat from friction
  • Technora® (dark grey fibre) offers superior abrasion and heat resistance, a step up from Kevlar® where general protection is required
  • 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® core

Colour Options

Standard Polyester Cover

100% HT Polyester Jacket.  Available in white with colour fleck or mottled cover.  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 Cover Blends

POLYESTER/CORDURA®
Blended HT Polyester and Cordura® produce a highly abrasion resistant cover suitable for applications where good grip is required

KEVLAR®/POLYESTER
An economic technical mix to assist heat dissipation in areas of friction. The HT Polyester component provides cost savings in medium heat applications. Noticeable enhancement to grip.

TECHNORA®/POLYESTER
Superior abrasion and heat resistance, Technora® offers a step up from Kevlar® where general protection is required.

TECHNORA®/CORDURA®/POLYESTER
As above with the added grip and handling of Cordura®, ideal for sheets where control is critical.

TECHNORA®//CORDURA®
This blend offers the ultimate in heat dissipation while maintaining great handling, grip and performance.

Precision Cover Blends

KEVLAR®/VECTRAN®
Excellent grip with smooth handling features. Both fibres have high melting points, low stretch and hard wearing properties. With near zero stretch there is minimal milking on the core.

TECHNORA®/VECTRAN®
As above, but with the added abrasion and heat resistance of Technora®.

Elite Cover Blends

PBO/TECHNORA®
This blend offers high performance in heat resistance while maintaining smooth and precise control around winches. Ideal for sheets and runners.

PBO/VECTRAN®
Silky grip and handling features in the harshest of applications. Super light weight fibres with rugged wear characteristics. Excellent winch, clutch and heat performance. This jacket is designed for the ultimate in racing performance.

PBO
PBO cover offers unrivalled strength and precise control on winches even under extreme loads. Will not melt or glaze.

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 standard polyester jacket in high temperature / high abrasion applications
  • Can be urethane coated
  • 12mm & 14mm diameters

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