MARLOW ROPES TO SUPPLY SAILGP RACEBOATS
HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSMARLOW ROPES TO SUPPLY SAILGP RACEBOATS
16 Nov 2020
Marlow’s environmentally friendly ropes will be used on board the SailGP fleet
MARLOW ROPES LTD
SailGP has collaborated with rope manufacturer Marlow Ropes.
Marlow will serve as official rope supplier with its ropes onboard SailGP’s race boats through to 2022.
Marlow Ropes will supply SailGP with high-performing lines from its new eco-conscious ranges, including the bio-based Dyneema fiber for use onboard the high-speed F50 foiling catamarans and Blue Ocean dock lines made from 100% recycled waste from plastic bottles to aid docking.
“Not only is Marlow Ropes an industry leader, but they share our passion for sustainable innovation,” said SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts. “Their products provide the impeccable quality needed to help power our race boats, and they are achieving that in an environmentally responsible manner.
“This is a key part of the marine industry’s future and we’re proud to help promote the acceleration of change through this important partnership.”
Marlow’s Blue Ocean dock lines provide an eco-alternative to standard polyester ropes, while still offering strength and stretch performance.
The rope is made from yarn manufactured from recycled waste plastic bottles, with 7.5 bottles incorporated in every metre of Blue Ocean dock line.
Marlow’s Bio-based Dyneema fibre has identical technical characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema, but has a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, using products from waste in the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw material.