Yacht braids

Donaghys extensive yacht braid range covers the family cruiser through to the serious racer. Donaghys range of high performance braids for racing feature UHMwPE cores, one of the world’s strongest fibres with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for high performance applications. 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.


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. We also offer a range of dinghy lines to meet the performance needs of the competitive sailor and in contrast, Dinghy Light provides an economical option for use on small keelboats and sailing dinghies. 

 

GP Superbraid

Donaghys' GP Superbraid features a high performance solution dyed UHMwPE core. This core can be exposed and will not fade for the life of the product.

  • Light weight solution dyed 12 strand rigging braid
  • UHMwPE core is clear urethane coated
  • Also available with Technora/Polyester performance tech jacket
  • Suitable for running rigging applications
  • Made to order line

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 better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

Superbraid Performance Tec

Superbraid Performance Tec is a high performance yacht braid, specially engineered using state-of-the-art Mageba Thermofixation treatment. Superbraid Performance Tech has all the features of Donaghys Superbraid and the added benefit of a High Tenacity Technora/Polyester blended cover for enhanced protection from heat and abrasion resistance over traditional HT Polyester covers.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core
  • High Tenacity Technora/Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch, heat and abrasion resistance
  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

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

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.

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.

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

Dinghy Sheetline

Donaghys' Dinghy Sheetline is designed to be used as a mainsheet for laser sailors in strong winds. 

  • Good grip and control
  • UHMwPE core with hard wearing Polyester cover
  • Low stretch, high strength

Laser line

Donaghys Laser line 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.  Laser line is the perfect rope for low load applications when an easy to handle, yet economical line is preferred.

  • Light weight braid with limited water absorption
  • Floats in water
  • Good strength
  • Made to order

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

Anti Torsion Braid

Donaghys' Anti Torsion braid features a triple braid construction which ensures the braid will not twist in furling systems.

  • Low twist
  • High tensile strength
  • Negligible elongation
  • Made to order

Challenge Braid

Donaghys' Challenge Braid is a high performance yacht braid with extremely high strength and ultra low creep. It features a Vectran fibre core with a hard wearing Polyester cover, which can be removed for special applications.

  • Very high strength, neglible stretch and creep
  • Similar load and extension performance to Aramid fibres with greater flex fatigue and UV resistance
  • Perfect for low stretch/creep applications such as Genoa Halyards