Design Philosophy

Our philosophy is simply an old fashioned value. 
Products that are built around the belief that what you buy today should still be working and looking good many, many years into the future.
We do this through sourcing the best fabrics and materials we can find. Designs that are functional and where each element has been thought through and tested in the real world. 

We aim to provide the very best product available and still be price competitive.


All Robship products are made from the highest quality products that we can source, designed for maximum life under harsh marine conditions. For example we only use 316 stainless steel for our snaps and rings, Saulada Sea Star range of marine fabrics and Gore Tenara thread so you can be sure that it will last year after year in the harsh marine environment. 


Sauleda and Robship for unbeatable qualityThe Sauleda Sea Star range has excellent qualities: durability, high UV resistance, air permeability, water tightness, resistance to mould, lightweight and easy maintenance. All the above, together with Masacril® 100% solution dyed acrylic fibre, makes it the best nautical fabric par excellence. No other fabric has been able to surpass it in over three decades.

GORE TENARE sewing threadGORE TENARE Thread. Anyone who has spent time on the water knows that often the first thing that fails in fabrics is the thread with fading colours and deteriorating seam strength. GORE TENARA thread is not that thread. It is made from PTFE and is colour fast,  U.V. and rot resistant.
It should outlast the life of the fabric. 

DOT Durable SnapsDOT Durable 316 Snaps are made from 316 stainless steel. We use the stud side on the fabrics as this allows you to use a screw if you need to fix into wood as well as reducing parts that could fail (the socket snap has a small ring inside that could jam up with gunk and become seized without regular care).

YKK FasteningWe use the YKK adhesive sockets SNAD® and YKK Zips. These do not deteriorate from exposure to sunlight, sand and dirt. The SNAD's dome shape enables it to be walked or brushed against without injury or damage. On the underside of the plastic body is a pad of 3M, VHBacrylic conformable foam adhesive that enables the snap to adhere to surfaces without having to drill a hole. No more drilling holes in your topsides or cockpits!

Rutgerson and Robship Premium marine goods We only use Rutgerson rings where eyelets are required. Lesser rings often pull or tear through the fabric, tarnish or even bend out of shape.  Rutgerson High Load Eyes are also available in our High Load Eye Soft Shackles. Rutgerson in our opinion has proven themselves for over 40 years in the most demanding marine situations.

Robline World Class Yachting RopesRobline is the highest quality rope maker we know with a history in Austria of over 100 years. All ropes used in Robship products are made with polyester double braid and dyneema ropes from Teufelberger (Robline for Yachting Ropes) 


Barton MarineBarton Marine supplies High Load Eyes for High Load Eye Soft Shackles, and also splicing tools. A long establish and reliable British Company we have trusted for many years.