Harken and Ropeye join forces for the deck fittings of the future

Harken and Ropeye partner for distribution and product development

Harken takes exclusive worldwide distribution of Ropeye deck hardware products. A first step towards stronger collaboration.

Worldwide distribution agreement

Harken will distribute Ropeye hardware products worldwide. This is the meaning of the new agreement between the American giant in nautical equipment and the young Estonian company, whose innovative pulleys and friction rings have won over sailors. Already a distributor in several areas such as the UK, Harken will now make its network available in 48 countries.

A common philosophy

In just 4 years, Ropeye products have made their way onto many racing yachts, and have won a DAME Award at METS. Their innovative solutions, particularly for fastening friction rings across the bridge, have resulted in significant weight savings. This sense of innovation is presented by Matt Malec, Sales Director of Harken USA, as the basis of a common philosophy:"Jaanus and his[de Ropeye] team are tackling many of the same engineering challenges as we are, to improve equipment and increase performance. This agreement will be very good for both our companies.

Ropeye Maxi, friction ring with fixation

Race and fast cruise

As Pierre MassÚ, Sales Manager at Harken France explains, Harken and Ropeye products are complementary. "

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