High tech yachting ropes of Dyneema® SK-78 providing excellent performance under challenging racing conditions
High tech yachting ropes of Dyneema® SK-78 providing excellent performance under threatening storm conditions

Putting the lines to the test

For your cruising life

When only the best will do



Sensible Yacht Cordage in Jamesotwn Rhode Island is proud to introduce Lanex lines to the US market. Tried and tested for many years in challenging sailing environments in Europe and around the world, these sensibly priced yachting lines are distributed exclusinely by Sensible Yacht Cordage to sailors through out the United States.


New sophisticated technologies, modern machinery, demanding and precise production, extensive R&D and final inspection are an integral part of yachting line production under the LANEX Yachting Ropes brand.​ With support from leading sailors, and responding to feedback, LANEX ranks among the leading manufacturers of yachting lines in the world. The LANEX development personnel work together with teams of sailors in the development and testing of ropes on the water under real conditions, and under simulated conditions in a state-of-the-art laboratory. LANEX Yachting Ropes are sold in more than 30 countries around the world, including Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Asia, South America, and now in the United States.


In addition to the LANEX Yachting Ropes, LANEX is well known for its ropes for the shipbuilding industry, for rescue operations, mountaineering, military forces, fishing industry, mechanical engineering, building and construction industry as well as their yachting lines. Lanex delivers its many products world-wide to more than 50 countries, and we are now bringing their yachting lines to the United States.


"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.

"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.

"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

"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

Location & hours

123A Narragansett Ave. Jamestown RI 02835

401 474 1458

Mon - Fri, 10am - 9pm
Saturday, 11am - 9pm
Sunday, 11am - 5pm


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