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

Superbraid

Donaghys Superbraid is a high performance yacht braid 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.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core with HT Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch
  • 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

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Superspeed

Superspeed is Donaghys' new and improved Spectraspeed, designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor. Manufactured to minimise stretch.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Easy splice 12 plait UHMwPE core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

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Winch line

Donaghys Winch line is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational

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Cruising

Yachtmaster XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Donaghys 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.

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Yachtmaster Brights

Donaghys Yachtmaster Brights yacht braid 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.

  • Polyester double braid
  • 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.

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Superspeed

Superspeed is Donaghys' new and improved Spectraspeed, designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor. Manufactured to minimise stretch.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Easy splice 12 plait UHMwPE core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

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Superyachts

Superbraid

Donaghys Superbraid is a high performance yacht braid 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.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core with HT Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch
  • 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

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Yachtmaster XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Donaghys 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.

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Yachtmaster Brights

Donaghys Yachtmaster Brights is a Polyester double braid featuring solid colours with colour fast dye, to assist identification and aesthetic appearance. Identical in construction to Yachtmaster XS, this rope 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.

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Dockline

Donaghys Dockline is a mooring line that 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 rope for 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
  • For mooring, docking or anchoring

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Winch line

Donaghys Winch line is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational

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Dinghy Line

Superspeed

Superspeed is Donaghys' new and improved Spectraspeed, designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor. Manufactured to minimise stretch.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Easy splice 12 plait UHMwPE core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

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Dinghy Light

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

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

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Mooring

Dockline

Donaghys Dockline is a mooring line that 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 rope for 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
  • For mooring, docking or anchoring

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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
  • For use as a mooring or anchor rope

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Anchor Pack PP Boat Rope

Donaghys PP Boat Rope Anchor Pack is a 3 strand polypropylene anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end.  This anchor rope is 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

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Anchor Pack Nylon

Donaghys 3 strand nylon anchor pack comes complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end.  This anchor warp will sink in water and has good strength and elasticity. The rope comes 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

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General

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

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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 polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration
  • Applications include use as a blind draw cord, picture framing cord, tying lashing and lacing cord

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Sash Cord

Donaghys Sash Cord is a general purpose braid of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration providing excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Polyester fibre construction.

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

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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

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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

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Cores & Coatings

Ocean12 (SK78 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid UHMwPE fibre 

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Superbraid (UHMwPE) core

  • 16, 24 strand single braid UHMwPE fibre

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Yachtmaster XS (HT Polyester) core

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

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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

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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 Aramid, Technora®, Vectran® and PBO
  • Can be mated with PBO, Vectran®, Ocean12, UHMwPE, Dyneema® and Polyester cores
  • For more info on Performance fibre combinations, see cover blend options on this page

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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.

  • Aramid fibre adds grip and absorbs heat from friction
  • Technora® (dark grey fibre) offers superior abrasion and heat resistance, a step up from Aramid where general protection is required
  • Extremely hard wearing Aramid 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®, UHMwPE or Vectran® core

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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

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Performance Cover Blends

ARAMID/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 Aramid where general protection is required.

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Precision Cover Blends

ARAMID/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®.

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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.

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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

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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

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To make an enquiry about this product please call 0800 942 006, contact your local Territory Manager, or fill out the enquiry form below.