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 in 12 strand 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 high peformance braid / rope 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

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Ocean12 HS

Donaghys Ocean12 HS is the ultimate single braid in 12 strand construction manufactured from Dyneema SK78®, the world’s strongest fibre. Ocean12 HS is heat stretched to compact the fibres, increasing strength and performance over Donaghys Ocean12. The rope is finished with Donaghys Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. This high performance 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 steel wire in running rigging applications

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Ocean12

Ocean12 is the ultimate single braid in 12 strand construction manufactured from Dyneema SK78®, the world’s strongest fibre, resulting in a very strong light weight rope with low stretch. The high performance braid is coated with Donaghys' dark grey Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. Ocean12 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 steel wire in running rigging applications

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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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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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Ocean12 HS

Donaghys Ocean12 HS is the ultimate single braid in 12 strand construction manufactured from Dyneema SK78®, the world’s strongest fibre. Ocean12 HS is heat stretched to compact the fibres, increasing strength and performance over Donaghys Ocean12. The rope is finished with Donaghys Armorcoat to enhance abrasion and cut resistance for long life in harsh conditions. This high performance 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 steel wire in 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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Dinghy Line

Super Swift12

Super Swift12  is a dinghy line with good strength and ultra low stretch to ensure performance on the water for any sailor.

  • UHMwPE braided core with coating 
  • 8 plait UHMwPE/PP multifilament mottle cover
  • Has little to no stretch compared to a 100% Polyester line
  • Easy handling with high grip
  • For dinghy control lines

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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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Superlite

Superlite dinghy line is a lightweight rope designed for dinghy control lines. This braid has little to no stretch compared to a 100% Polyester line.

  • Lightweight with ultra low stretch
  • Twisted UHMwPE/Polyester fibre core 
  • Abrasion resistant HT Polyester cover
  • Multiple colour options

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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 PE Silver Rope

Donaghys PE Silver Rope Anchor Pack is a 3 strand Polyethylene anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end. This anchor rope comes 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.

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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

Ski Braid

Donaghys Ski Braid is 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
  • Ideal for use in water skiing, water sports and can be used as an animal lead rope

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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 and textured 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 Cotton and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • 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

PBO (Zylon®) core

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

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Ocean12 SK90 (SK90 Dyneema®) core

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

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Ocean12 HS (SK78 Dyneema®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Dyneema® SK78 fibre
  • Heat stretched for improved strength and lower elongation
  • Reduced creep characteristics

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Ocean12 (SK78 Dyneema®) core

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

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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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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

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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

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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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