Clamcleats Limited have been providing performance rope holding solutions for 50 years. An early distinguished customer was Sir Francis Chichester. His vessel, Gipsy Moth IV, was fitted with ten CL201 cleats, which helped him to set the first speed record for single handed circumnavigation in 1966-67.
The first Clamcleat® rope cleat was manufactured from engineering plastic. Aluminium cleats were introduced in 1972 to cope with the higher performance required for racing and the Clamcleat® Racing range was born. Many designs are now available in both materials.
The range has expanded and there are now over 125 models, for use in mid-air or fixing on the deck or sailcloth. Innovative accessories are available for a number of cleats, such as the Keepers, which were a category winner in the 2005 DAME Design Awards.
The company is still family owned and now run by the third generation of engineers. Clamcleat® rope cleats have always been produced at their factory in England, using state-of-the-art processes and materials.
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