Marlow Ropes Announces Exclusive US Distribution Partnership with Cyclops Marine
07/11/2023 | posted by Christine Duggan
Marlow Ropes USA is proud to announce that it has been named exclusive distributor of Cyclops Marine’s market-leading range of wireless load sensors for the US marine market.
Widely used by the world’s leading offshore, America’s Cup and Olympic racing teams, right down to weekend dinghy sailors, Cyclops has changed the game in competitive sailing. The easy-to-install technology delivers continuous, wireless monitoring of rig and sail loads – empowering sailors to hit fast, repeatable settings and excel in all conditions.
Initially developed in collaboration with Cambridge University, Cyclops Marine has restlessly developed its technology and expanded the range to bring performance data (that was previously only available to grand-prix race teams) to all, in a simple, user-friendly format.
Cyclops data is displayed via your existing onboard electronics and a mobile app and is continuously logged for post-sail analysis and improvement.
Late last year, New York Yacht Club American Magic confirmed a partnership with Cyclops which will see them utilizing the technology throughout their campaign for the 37th America’s Cup:
“NYYC American Magic is delighted to have selected Cyclops as our load-sensing partner for the 37th America’s Cup. The decision was logical, considering Cyclops’ renowned reputation for accuracy and reliability. In the America’s Cup, victory is determined by razor-thin margins, where every aspect is driven by data. Whichever team extracts that extra 1 or 2% performance from their boat will likely emerge triumphant. The live onboard data provided by the sensors and the subsequent analysis in our dedicated room play a vital role in helping us achieve our ultimate goal.”
Terry Hutchinson, President of Sailing Operations and Skipper, NYYC American Magic
As a fellow partner to NYYC American Magic, Marlow USA is excited to collaborate with another supplier that will power Patriot in Barcelona!
As well as delivering superior performance power, Cyclops allows you to keep a close eye on loading limits – ensuring your rig never exceeds the total load recommended by manufacturers. This has given rise to safety applications which have made a particular impact in the performance catamaran space, where owners want to sail fast with the comfort of visual cues to depower the rig to avoid costly, dangerous accidents.
“Working with Cyclops Marine to forge this new US distribution partnership will ensure that our customers and sailors are equipped with the best products on the market for maximizing safety and performance,” said Jon Mitchell, Marlow Ropes Managing Director. He continues, “Marlow and Cyclops share a similar ethos of developing innovative, quality products that are at the forefront of their respective technologies, and these are values that underpin all we do.”
“Marlow Ropes has a reputation all over the world for reliable service and high-performance solutions,” added Cyclops CEO Ian Howarth, “so they are the perfect distribution partners for Cyclops in the US. They already have a fantastic understanding of how to get the most value out of Cyclops data, so we have no doubt they’ll go the extra mile to realize both our visions – of pushing our customers to the next level of performance.”
An extensive line of Cyclops devices and accessories are stocked in Marlow’s Plymouth, Massachusetts location and are available for immediate purchase. For further information and trade inquiries, please contact Sam Vineyard or visit www.marlowropes.com/us.