High Performance

Donaghys offer a range of high performance braids for racing with UHMwPE and Dyneema® cores.  These are the world’s strongest fibres, with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for high performance applications.  Our UHMwPE and Dyneema® products include our Ocean12 range and Superbraid.

Core and cover combinations are carefully selected to work in unison producing the elite sailing solution for all racing and super yachts.  Custom colour and bulk rigger options available on request.

 

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