100% Polyester dyed weave for traditional sailing boats
► Designed for cross-cut and radial cut sails
Oceanus classic sailcloth has a unique construction that uses a relatively looser weave in conjunction with specially designed yarns which allows Oceanus to mimic the performance and feel of the sailcloth that tall ships used long ago.
Oceanus combines the lighter weight and durability of a modern polyester fabric with the colour, texture and hand of a traditional cotton ship cloth. Warp oriented in construction and lightly finished for a soft hand, Oceanus is woven with solution dyed fiber for permanent and consistent colour from lot to lot. The cloth behaves and feels like a natural fiber cloth but it is also extremely durable and has a long working life because of the use of a modern yarn. Oceanus is a good choice for tall ships, training vessels and traditional sailing yachts.
The sailcloth requirements for large working boats and tall ships are very different from the standard cruiser. Prolonged UV exposure from daily charter service and extended voyages on training ships puts a premium on cloth strength and durability. Our Contender Heavy Weight constructions use 1000 denier and larger yarns in tightly woven constructions for the ultimate tear, chafe and UV resistance. We finish these constructions with a medium Polypreg finish for a balance of soft hand and bias stability.
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