All our towing lines are carefully conceptualized according to the characteristics of the yacht and the tender or toys to be towed.
You will receive a detailed towing diagram with every towing line delivered.
Depending on the number of tow eyes present and reinforced adequately for towing, a tender painter or tender bridle is made. The line or bridle should float and not exceed the length of the tender to prevent it from jamming the engine when it is accidentally run over.
The main boat bridle provides the stretch needed to absorb snatch loads whilst towing. Adjustable nylon chafe protectors are included where it passes through fairleads and the eyes connected to the tow leg are protected with braided Dyneema sleeve covers. Length markers ensure paralell length of each bridle leg.
The tow leg lies between the tender painter/bridle and the main boat bridle. It floats, has good visibility and a high working load limit. Dyneema is a great match for this line.
Instead of using extremely heavy stainless steel hooks or shackles to link your towing system, Dyneema soft shackles are a great alternative. They float and don't damage the deck when hauled aboard.
OTHER TOW LINES
An emergency tow line for the main yacht is, as the name suggests, not a line in daily use, but only used in cases where the main yacht has to be towed by another vessel. It is made of floating material – often polypropylene – and consists of a bridle and a tow leg. The longer the total length of the system, the better, as you don't know which vessel will come along to tow you. The absolute minimum length should be at least the total length of the yacht.
Each yacht has different tenders and toys and a unique way of deploying them. We design our toy towing lines in cooperation with our clients and the result is a perfect fit for the needs of the yacht. Coloured floating lines and buoys or smaller floats are often used.
All our tender and toy towing systems come with a practical storage bag.