• When only the best will do

You want reliable lines

The Lanex development team, together with teams of sailors, join together directly in the development and testing of lines on the water under real conditions


  • "Your customer service has been so good, at this point I would not even consider buying my lines from anyone else. At the end of the day, I sail because it brings me joy, and it is a pleasure to do business with your company. "
    - Customer R. B.
  • "I had the pleasure of working with Jan Trousilek at Sensible Yacht Cordage recently to solve a problem with the running rigging on my sailboat. While I could have purchased rope from a number of places, including the web, Jan spent a considerable amount of time with me discussing the problem I was trying to solve. His experience and good advice was well worth the cost of premium rope. We worked together in his shop to test hardware and ultimately reconfigure a 2:1 purchase halyard system. Relationship is as important to me as the quality of product. I would recommend Sensible Yacht Cordage to any Sailor or Climber who is looking for an excellent product and expert service."
    - Customer David C.
  • "Starting in April 2011, I had been spending 772 days at sea to circle the globe with my Lavinia and ropes made by Lanex. The ropes were a fully natural part of my boat during the entire voyage, they never disappointed me, they supported me in hard situations which were not few during the voyage."
    - Pavel Jerabek, Captain of Lavinia, Czech Republic
  • "As a solo sailor, I often reflect on how this is really not solo at all — nothing like it. What we do as solo sailors vitally depends on the efforts, attention and expertise of so many other people,— countless people, when you think about it — that to say we are sailing solo is a conceit. We are really the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. I want to thank you for the time, effort, attention, insights and courtesy that you have put forward in optimizing the experience of a total stranger who has chanced to cross your path, for making my voyage safer, and providing lines that I can have confidence in when it matters. As you know, the lines you have recommended will be in play when conditions are most challenging, and in that manner, your assistance and advice is of the first importance."
    - Jan-Paul W.
  • "Sailing Center Chesapeake in Southern Maryland . . . had a great season this fall. Two of the three high schools who sail with us ended the season ranked 4th and 5th in the state of Maryland out of 23 competing schools, and qualified to compete at some district-level regattas (against schools from Virginia to New York). One of our schools, Leonardtown High, was able to win a regatta this fall . . . In part thanks to your cordage, our fleet of FJ's stood up well throughout the season as they were used 5 days a week in practices as well as during some weekend regattas. Thanks for your support."
    - JM, Head Coach, Sailing Center Chesapeake

Selma Expedition

The Selma-Antarctica Endurance Test of Lanex lines took place in 2015, requiring very high strength and resistant equipment for the most southern navigation. The first boat to reach this point was testing Lanes lines in antarctic conditions, with winds in excess of 70 knots and temperatures from -20C to +40C.