Please select your home edition
Edition
Cyclops Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Marlow's Blue Ocean Dockline wins PITTMAN Innovation Award 2020

by Justin Rollings, Marlow Ropes 30 Jan 08:30 PST
Marlow Ropes Blue Ocean Dockline wins a PITTMAN Innovation Award 2020 © Marlow Ropes

Marlow Ropes are delighted to announce that their eco-conscious Blue Ocean Dockline, made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles was awarded a PITTMAN Innovation Award 2020 by the Editors, Staff, and Judges at Sail Magazine under the Green Award category.

The PITTMAN Award is named after their long-time Technical Editor Freeman K. Pittman, who passed away in 1996, these awards are presented annually to outstanding new products in the sailing industry. The team of judges make it their mission to scour boat shows around the world in order to discover the products that represent the absolute pinnacle of design and innovation.

This sustainable innovation, a first in the industry, has seen great enthusiasm from the Leisure Marine market since its launch at the start of 2019.

Managing Director Jon Mitchell comments;
"We are thrilled that the Blue Ocean Dockline's eco credentials and innovation have been recognised by the Pittman Innovation Award jury. Every day more than 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfill in the UK alone and when we found out about the astonishing quantities of plastic waste and the impact this is having on our oceans, we knew we had to act, and sought partners who had the expertise to develop and produce rPET (recycled polyester) yarn. This, combined with our technical knowledge of engineering rope solutions, allowed the innovation to become possible."

The Blue Ocean Dockline is exclusive to Marlow's Superyacht & Mooring Series and made available in black or silver white with a Blue Ocean fleck un-spliced on reels and pre-spliced in 12-16mm diameters in lengths from 6m to 12m. The unique construction offers the same popular attributes available with Marlow's other mooring products including good abrasion resistance and shock absorption with soft and supple flexibility and zero strength loss or shrinkage.

US Leisure Marine Sales Manager, Sam Vineyard adds;
"Marlow is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and building a more sustainable industry. We see Blue Ocean as just the beginning of our commitment to creating a more sustainable sport. We will continue to develop new ways that this recycled yarn can be used and are working with partners and eco ambassadors to test its capabilities when used in other yachting applications in some of the toughest sailing environments. Further we are working to find a way to recycle more and more rope to keep it from landfills around the world.

For further information about the Blue Ocean Dockline and the Pittman Innovation Awards please contact US Leisure Marine Manager, Sam Vineyard at

Related Articles

Marlow Ropes official supplier to American Magic
"Experience with past Cups gives us realistic perspective on requirements" Marlow Ropes Inc, the leading manufacturer of high performance cordage, is pleased to announce official supplier status to New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup. Posted on 11 Mar 2019
The Atomik Lithium Moth
We speak to Phil Oligario & David Mossman Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, speaks with Phil Oligario of Atomic UK and David Mossman of Marlow Ropes about the new design and the challenges of building and rigging the boat. Posted on 6 Mar 2019
Marlow sponsor International Optimist Association
As a practical partner for grass-roots sailing Following its support at the GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials earlier this month, Marlow Ropes announces its sponsorship of the International Optimist Class Association (IOCA). Posted on 30 May 2018
49er Champions on a mission
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes. Posted on 11 Apr 2018
Riley Gibbs named Marlow Ropes brand ambassador
US Sailing Team Nacra 17 sailor appointed Marlow Ropes are delighted to announce that US Sailing Team Nacra 17 sailor Riley Gibbs has been appointed as a Marlow Brand Ambassador for 2018. Posted on 27 Feb 2018
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterGul 2020 FOOTERC-Tech 2020 C-Tech 728x90 BOTTOM