Cores & Coatings

Donaghys offer specialised braids for superyacht projects and rigger requirements. Carefully blended yarns within leading edge constructions take rope performance to a new level making Donaghys the first choice for leading racing teams. 

We work with all high performance fibre cores including 12 strand single braids. We have three different coating options designed to work with high performance fibres to enhance or protect the performance of our specialty braids. These coating options include Armorcoat, Bindacoat and Watershield.  Donaghys Performance cores are available with either Armorcoat if exposed or Bindacoat if one of the cover systems are selected.

We welcome enquiry for specialty products built to exacting standards to provide optimal purpose built performance. Choosing Donaghys could make the difference between winning and losing so don't take that risk!


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Ocean12 (SK78 Dyneema®) core

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

Superbraid (UHMwPE) core

  • 16, 24 strand single braid UHMwPE fibre

GP Superbraid (UHMwPE) core

  • 12 strand solution dyed rigging braid (UHMwPE fibre) core

Challenge Braid (Vectran®) core

  • 12 strand single braid Vectran® fibre core

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