Owing to many of its properties, webbing lends itself well to a wide range of applications in the Marine industry. On the vast majority of sailing vessels and watersports equipment, there are many uses for webbing to help performance in essential tasks on-board and in safety on the water.


The main useful features and advantages of webbing in the Marine environment are:

  • Excellent strength, i.e. high tenacity polyester
  • Polyester and Nylon are ideal for medium to high load applications
  • Polypropylene is light and has a low water absorption rate
  • Polyester will float in water and has low elongation
  • Polyester and Polypropylene have good abrasion resistance
  • Smooth, flat construction
  • Polyester and Dyneema have higher UV resistance
  • Dyneema does not absorb water, has excellent UV resistance and flex characteristics. It is very strong and has a low stretch profile
  • Mildew resistance


Polyester Webbing for Life Jackets

A Roll Of Black 2 Inch Webbing


  • Easy to sew
  • Top performance in a Marine environment
  • Works well for outdoor use (UV and Mildew Resistance)
  • Polypropylene has excellent buoyancy
  • Polyester webbing will float in water
  • For jacklines / jackstay webbings for safety on deck, Polyester is preferable to Nylon as it will stretch less under load
  • Low abrasion makes webbing ideal for working systems on-board and ensures the integrity of the webbing


Bowmer Bond offers a wide range of high quality webbings suitable for many applications within the Marine sector in the manufacture of:

  • Jackstays
  • Marine Covers
  • Harness Assemblies
  • Sail Ties
  • Tie-down Applications
  • Low stretch webbing for Toe Straps on dinghies and sports boats
  • Life Jackets
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Flotation Devices and PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)
  • Reinforcement of Biminis, Boat-Covers and swimming pool covers


Webbing Applications for the Marine Sector that include Life Jackets

We also have a range of webbings certified by an independent test laboratory to the latest EN ISO 12402-7:2020 standard for Life Jackets. Please contact the Sales team for further information.

Bowmer Bond also manufactures jacquard-woven LIFT webbing, certified to EN ISO 12402-7:2020

Whether you require webbing on reels, cut lengths or webbing assemblies, Bowmer Bond will have a solution for your Marine application. If you need bespoke solutions contact the Bowmer Bond Sales Team via any of the contact forms on our website or give us a call to discuss your specific requirements.

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Should you require any advice or assistance with an application for a webbing in the Marine sector, please contact us via the web contact form or call us on +44 (0)1335 342244

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