Superyacht tow lines

Looking to tow a chase boat?

When the choice is made to tow your chase boat, you want a reliable but most of all safe towing system.

A superyacht tender, rib or water sport toy can create lots of drag and tension on ropes. For the first part of the system we would recommend to use a spare double braided polyester mooring line. If placed as a bridle on two points on the stern this would spread the load evenly but will also be more than strong enough.

Floating Dyneema tow lines

For the main standing part a floating line is desirable so it doesn’t get caught when the yacht is stopped.

For easy storage and easy handling we would recommend a Dyneema single braided line in a bright color for easy identification whilst underway.

Bright Dyneema

The standing part in a Dyneema tow line setup is often 50 meters to create a safe distance between the yacht and chase boat.

With a bright color it is easy to identify if the tow line becomes slack or when it becomes under tension. For that reason our standard color for tow lines is yellow.

Bridle lines

Having the right pennanant or bridle lines is key to keep the tender and deckhardware safe.

A simple solution is a spare mooring line fed through the eye in the standing tow. Dedictaed Y- bridles made from double braid Polyestere or Nylon are more common and a great way to start your tow.

Soft connection

To safely connect the tender to the tow line heavy stainless steel are often used. They work great and last a long time but can easily damage the yacht, toy or tender. A safer and more economical alternative is a soft-shackle.

Made from Dyneema or HMPE, for a strong but also scratch free connection point, also if you accidentally drop them in the water, they float!

Tylaska clip

To quickly connect the tender to the standing Dyneema tow a Tylaska is a common and reliable option. Well known for it’s reliabillity and spliced to the dyneema towline for a safe and strong connection.

Spliced together

You can also splice the Tow line and bridle lines together eliminating weak points.

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