Rope Shop

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We stock over 100 reels of rope at our office and workshop at Hamble Point Marina. As an independent and impartial supplier we provide one of the largest varieties of rope brands on the River Hamble, allowing our expert rigger team to provide you with the most suitable rope for your boat, application and budget.

Rope Brands

Maffioli Grand Prix

Maffioli Rope - Performance Rigging - HambleMaffioli offers high quality running rigging ideal for high performance racing boats. With an interchangeable core and jacket system, lines can be customised to fit a variety of deck gear and rigging systems.

 

Kingfisher Ropes

Kingfisher Ropes offer a range of high quality and versatile Kingfisher Ropes - Performance Rigging - Hamblecruising ropes as well as good value racing Dyneema and Vectran suitable for sheets and a low stretch Racing Braid which is perfect for halyards.

 

Liros Ropes

Liros Ropes offer a large variety of lines for both cruising and Liros logoracing yachts. With everything from 2mm to 28mm lines and ropes suitable for sheets, halyards, control lines and mooring lines, Liros Ropes are sure to have something suitable for your yacht.

 

Marlow Ropes

Marlow Marlow’s UK made high quality racing and cruising yacht halyards, sheets, control and reefing lines are an extremely popular choice amongst solent sailors.

 

 

Rope Technology

Rope technology is continually evolving and there is a wide variety of different styles and materials to choose from. The latest high tech ropes are made by weaving different mixtures of fibres together, both in the core rope and the jacket, to produce a rope with optimum performance for different applications.

Our expert riggers in Hamble are on hand to help you find the best running rigging for your sailing whether its for cruising, high performance yacht racing or for a classic vessel, but here is a guide on some of the most popular ropes types available from the main rope manufacturers:

  • Polyester

Polyester fibres have a high tenacity and good abrasion resistance. Light weight and flexible with low water absorbency polyester is ideal for a wide range of applications.

  • Kevlar

Extremely strong with good heat and abrasion resistance, Kevlar, weight for weight is 5 times stronger than steel, but is sensitive to UV light, ideal for use in halyards and jib sheets

  • Vectran

This is also a strong fibre with good heat and abrasion resistance, it is smother to ease than Kevlar making it ideal for spinnaker and asymmetric sheets. Vectran is sensitive to UV light.

  • Dyneema

Very strong, flexible fibre that doesn’t suffer from UV degradation, Dyneema has less abrasion resistance than Kevlar. Its properties make it suitable for use in low stretch applications such as halyards, sheets and control lines

  • Zylon (PBO)

Superior abrasion & heat resistance, delivering smooth and accurate control on winches even under extreme loads

  • Cordura

Part of the Nylon family, Cordura threads are light weight and resistant to abrasion and traction, the material is rough to touch and so suitable to applications where a good grip is required, for example halyard jackets.

  • Nylon

A fibre that features good wear resistance, good tencity and above all high elasticity, making nylon fibres especially good for mooring ropes.