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Quality Australian made ropes are supplied for most applications. Our stock of a comprehensive range of ropes will suit all of your needs. Everything from light cord for dinghies, double braid sheets for cruising yachts, mooring lines, anchor lines, high performance halyards and braces for racing yachts large or small.

For that ULTRA edge we have a Rigger's range of special ropes and covers that are not available through regular outlets. Our own specially developed RopeCoat® finish on stripped down hitech cordage will greatly improve the life and performance of your ropes and reduce replacement cost.



Donaghys double braids feature a unique alignment system to ensure long life on winches and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts.  These braids include Yachtmaster XS and Brights, with plaited Polyester cores and jackets.  Donaghys also offer Dockline, a braid that combines the dynamic stretch and strength characteristics in its nylon core with the abrasion resistance and colour stability of Polyester in the jacket, making this the perfect mooring appendage to any marine craft.


Yachtmaster XS

Technical Data
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. Yachtmaster XS is suited for Genoa Sheets, Main Sheets, Traveler Lines, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting longer life
  • Available from 6mm to 30mm diameter
  • Available in White with Red, Green, Blue or Blue/Red fleck


Yachtmaster Brights

Technical Data
Identical Identical 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 cruiser/racing yachts. Suited for Genoa Sheets, Main Sheets, Traveler Lines, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts. The Brights range features solid colours with colour fast 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 diameter
  • Available in Solid Blue, Red, Fluro Yellow and Black



Technical Data
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 absorption nylon core
  • Hard wearing colour fast high tenacity Polyester jacket
  • For mooring, docking and anchoring applications
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use
  • Available from 10mm to 36mm diameter


Dinghy Line

Technical Data
Dinghy Line is made from staple Polyester to give soft cotton type feel in the jacket to enhance handling and feel. It features a soft spun Polyester cover over a 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 diameter
  • Available in White with Black, Red or Blue fleck


Dinghy Light

Technical Data
As the name suggests, Dinghy Lite 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. 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 economical line is preferred.

  • Light weight line with no water absorption
  • Floats in water
  • Soft Grip
  • Bright yellow colour
  • Available in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm diameter


Donaghys offer a range of performance braids with Spectra® and Dyneema® cores.  Spectra® cores ensure braids with low elongation and high strength.  Donaghys Spectra® braids include SpectraspeedTM, Dinghy Racing and
Southern Lights. Dyneema® SK75 is the world's strongest fibre, with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for higher performance applications.  Our Dyneema® braids include Superbraid and Ocean 12.



Technical Data
Developed under the extremes of racing conditions in conjunction with the New Zealand Olympic and Kenwood Cup teams, SpectraspeedTM was designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor.  Manufactured to minimise stretch, Spectraspeed's winning edge over other systems is its spun polypropylene inner sheath that eliminates movement against the core.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls
  • Available in 2mm to 30mm diameter
  • Available in Green, Fluro Yellow, Red or Blue with black fleck.
  • Hotdog (2-5mm) available in Red/White, Blue/White or Mottled


Dinghy Racing

Technical Data
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
  • Core can be removed to make Tapered Sheets
  • Floats and will not absorb water
  • Available in 6mm & 8mm diameter
  • 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

Technical Data
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
  • Light weight and non kinking construction
  • 5mm, 6mm & 8mm in Green, Blue or Red
  • Made to order in Black or Yellow



Technical Data
SuperBraid was developed through exhaustive testing on Super Yachts, Jules Verne Trophy, The Race, Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, America 's Cup, IOR, IMS, IMR and Olympic yachts. This development program 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 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 diameter
  • Available in White with Blue, Red, Fluro or Green Fleck with Black Tracer


Ocean 12

Technical Data
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 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


Designed to withstand the rugged demands of the loadings of blocks and winches, Vectran® is a Thermotropic Liquid Crystal fiber with the finest technical characteristics to incorporate into any high performance braid.  Vectran combines all the benefits of Spectra® with the advantage of Kevlar® to produce a rope that will not stretch or creep under the extremes of continuous long term loads.  Vectran® can be used in core, jacket or be blended with other fibres to enhance heat dissipation.



Technical Data
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 & Main Halyards.

  • Very high strength, minimal stretch, negligible creep
  • Cover can be removed for special applications
  • 8mm+ easily spliced
  • 3mm to 7mm in White with Blue, Red and Gold Tracer
  • 8mm to 30mm in Solid Red with White fleck or Solid Blue with Red Fleck


Wearsleeve-01G 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 diameter


Donaghys are a specialist manufacturer of exacting braids for project superyachts and specialist rigger requirements. We work with all high performance fibres, in Mottled or Snakeskin jacket blends over a full range of cores including coated 12 strand single braids. We welcome any enquiry for specialty products built to exacting standards to provide optimal purpose built performance.



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-01G In the mottle configuration, the strand blending provides the ultimate all over blend, thus not exposing either fibre to 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 Blend 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 Blend 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 Blend 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 less 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 Blend 50% PBO and Vectran® Jacket. Silky grip and handling features in the harshest of applications. Super light weight 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