Grand Prix

Grand Prix

Marlow’s Grand Prix Series revolutionised the way high performance running rigging is specified and ordered. Imitated by many, but matched by none, the Grand Prix Series was developed and is continuously improved through our long experience with high performance race teams and feedback from our global network of specialist Grand Prix Riggers.

The Grand Prix Series uses the highest performance materials offering unique and specific attributes to cores and covers that allow a team to specify exactly how ropes perform in different applications.  This can be further enhanced with customisations including core inserts, machine tapers and hoist markers.

The reason Marlow’s Grand Prix Series ropes work so well and are so respected is that we listen to the feedback and needs of our Grand Prix Riggers and their customers – the race boat captains and crews. When combined with our attention to detail and passion for excellence, Marlow’s Grand Prix Series ropes deliver reliable, race winning performance.

DRICOAT

A hydrophobic coating that repels water to reduce the water uptake of the rope and therefore weig...

GRIPCOAT | LEISURE MARINE ROPE COATING

A tacky delf-healing coating that improves core-cover adhesion and reduces particle ingress into ...

ENDURACOAT

A higher performing and premium polyurethane emulsion that significantly increases abrasion resis...

CUSTOM TAPERS

Cores can be tapered before the cover is over braided

DIAMETER INCREASE

Core inserts are precisely positioned before cover braiding and increase rope diameter at a speci...

HOIST MARKERS

Countdown hoist markers are added to the cover during braiding and assist grinders in timing sail...

GLOW IN THE DARK MARKERS

Glow in the dark or retro-reflective markers can be used along the full length of the rope to imp...

COLOUR CUSTOMISATION

The identification of ropes is fundamental on board racing yachts especially aboard shorthanded b...

VARIABLE COVER BRAIDS

Different properties such as greater firmness, more flexibility or improved splicability can be i...