Double braided mooring lines.
The double braid construction is by far most popular for superyachts. This construction creates great flexibility on the rope which ensures great handling on board. The rope has less tendency to “kink” and therefore is easier to ease or to stow in the boat.
The abrasion resistance is great because of the large surface the 32 plaits create. Specially if using our leather finishing or our Chafe-pro protection systems.
The amount of twist in the yarn is important for the characteristics of the rope. Lots of twist means very good resistance agaist abrasion, but less flexible. The yarns in the core need different twist compared to the ones in the cover.
At More Marine we carefully select and test the best specifications for the best Mooring ropes and so the best protection for your yacht!
Our double braided mooring lines are made with a 32-plait braided cover. The 32 plaits create a soft and flexible rope. Esthetically it is being known as the best looking mooring line.
The core is twisted and woven for great breaking strength, but also has good stretch.
Polyester is by far the most sold mooring line at the moment. Polyester has a great abrasion resistance, stays flexible and has a good breaking strength.
We offer the Gleistein Geotwin polyester and the M32 of M-ropes. Both products are similar in construction and quality with only small differences.
Dyneema is a great material; it is lightweight (it floats), strong, has good abrasion resistance, and is reliable. More superyachts are choosing nowadays for Dyneema or Spectra as a core material.
By using Dyneema mooring lines you can have a smaller diameter and so easier handling. We advise using a polyester cover to protect the rope agains abrasion. Also dyneema is very slippery, and therefore tends to slip.
We offer the Gleistein X-twin with a dyneema SK78core and a 24 plait outer cover or we use our M-ropes dyneema with 12-strand core and 24-plait cover.
When using dyneema mooring ropes we strongly recommend a polyester or nylon stretcher. Contact us for more advise.
Splicing and protection:
We supply all our mooring ropes including finishing as required by the yacht. Standard finishing are a 1,5mtr loop, partly protected with leather and the other side whipped.
Custom finishing like color-coded whipping, SS thimbles, custom leather etc. are no problem for us. Just let us know your requirements.