Running rigging

Grand Prix

DSK 90

DSK 90Gottifredi Maffioli leads, once again, the innovation in light-weight high performance rigging, with the development of the DSK90 product range. Based on Dyneema® SK90, the most advanced in high-tech fibers, the super-strong DSK90 ULTRA and DSK90 RACE are the result of the R&D research we have performed with the collaboration of DSM Dyneema®, to engineer the most advanced ropes which contributed to Alinghi’s win in the 32nd America’s Cup. After their successful debut in the America’s Cup, these new products have been tested and validated on board some of the worlds most prestigious boats, like the lightning fast giant Trimarans Groupama 3, the Banque Populaire V, and the Open 60’ Foncia. These state-of-the-art lines, characterised by an extremely high modulus and an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio, are now available to all sailors eager to take the performance of their running rigging to the highest level.

DSK 78

DSK 78Endurance is the key factor in ocean racing and that’s the reason we have been the first in the world to develop a range of yachting lines produced with the innovative Dyneema® SK 78 fibre. This material delivers significantly improved stability under static loads, which results in better performance and longer life, even under the most extreme conditions. Initially developed for the 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean Race campaign of the Pirates of the Carribean, the single braid DSK78 ULTRA and the double braided DSK78 RACE immediately set a new standard in running rigging. Combining the typically high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent low stretch, abrasion and UV resistance of Dyneema® fibers, to a 3 times slower creep, compared to Dyneema® DSK 78, make these lines the ideal choice for all those applications where precision, control and reliability are a must.

DSK 78

DSK 78Thanks to the excellent mechanical properties of Dyneema® and to the exclusive treatment HTR design by Gottifredi Maffioli, DSK 78 Ultra and DSK 78 Ultra Race ensure lightweight, reliability and high resistance with minimum elongation. A solution without any compromises dedicated to professional racers and the most exigent sailors.


Zylon® PBOConstant innovation and a close working relationship with many racing teams in some of the most extreme competition conditions have given us the opportunity to develop a range of high-end products made out of Zylon® PBO. Their extremely high strength and minimum elongation make them a valuable choice for professional racers.