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DEMAND UP FOR EXTREME RIGGING

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28 Jun 2021

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Racing Dyneema 99 Pro Halyard Photo: Kingfisher Yacht Ropes

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KINGFISHER YACHT ROPES

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes is seeing a big increase in demand for its lines, halyards and rigging ropes.

Sales have increased of associated products for rigging, including products the company distributes in the UK from Tylaska such as premium shackles, LOOP Products, D Splicer and Selma splicing equipment.

Since the beginning of 2021, all Dyneema products distributed by Kingfisher Yacht Ropes have been changed to bio-based fibre as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability. For every one tonne of bio-based Dyneema purchased, five tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided when compared to standard Dyneema fibres.

Extreme products

The company has seen an upturn in sales of more extreme products with Dyneema cores and technical covers made from Technora, Dyneema or Kevlar with the launch of last year’s Racing Dyneema 99 Pro Halyard proving particularly successful. With diameters of 8, 10 and 12mm and breaking strengths ranging from 3,570 to 7,650kg, the halyard has been designed to provide the best possible holding ability in clutches and jammers.

Also proving popular is Kingfisher’s range of Gottifredi Maffioli GP custom products, designed with professional racing teams.

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes will be showcasing its range of products at this year’s Cowes Week, from its base in Cowes Yacht Haven where the company will be providing technical information and regatta support.

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