Cyclops Marine Appoint Italian Distributor

Cyclops Marine Appoint Italian Distributor

Cyclops Marine is excited to announce Velamania as their new distributor for Italy. Velamania are one of Europe’s most experienced distributors in the rigging and performance racing market.

Velamania CEO, Paolo Torre confirmed, “We are delighted to be partnering with Cyclops Marine. This innovative technology is essential for the racing sailors, we love to bring new products to the market that will help our customers sail faster and safer.”

From Cyclops Marine, one of the marine industry’s fastest growing tech businesses, their Sales Director, Tom Pickles commented “Paolo’s team at Velamania have such a high level of rig expertise, they are the ideal partner for us. We have some great extensions to the smartlink and smarttune range launching soon that are ideally suited to Velamania’s market. We can’t wait to support them extending the number of customers gaining the benefits of our load sensing technology.”

Cyclops Marine Appoint new French Distributor

Cyclops Marine Appoint new French Distributor

Cyclops Marine is proud to announce a collaboration with XPO, the specialist rigging and hardware wholesaler, as their new distributor for France.

XPO are a major supplier to the performance racing market and have always been the pioneers of embracing new technology. Xavier Phelipon, CEO of XPO comments, “We are excited with the opportunity to distribute the Cyclops Marine range. These products will make a huge difference to how people race their boats, knowing the repeatable fast numbers for the rigging and line loads. With the wireless technology it is so easy to immediate benefits.”

Xavier also added “… we also see great safety benefits for the multihull sailors, with the available load data they can now make early adjustments to prevent damage or accident.”

Cyclops Marine’s Sales Director, Tom Pickles is equally excited by the new collaboration. “When we researched for our preferred partner for the all-important French market, Xavier’s name was recommended every time. XPO are a highly respected organisation and align well with the values of Cyclops Marine. We can’t wait to support the XPO Team to maximise the opportunities in the region.”

“Our smarttune product is so well suited to the masses of 20ft -50ft racers and cruiser racers in France. There are so many iconic yacht racing brands  built here that can further harness their potential with the real time rig data. Our smartlinks also align so well with XPO’s rigging expertise.”

About Cyclops Marine

Cyclops Marine Ltd, is a technology business led by innovators that have developed load sensors for use in the sailing environment. The Cyclops Marine Smart range of products are a new generation of wireless load sensors created by some of the leading brains from Cambridge University, in tandem with sailors, to produce accurate, repeatable and meaningful data. Set to become the industry standard, the Smart range, enables sailors to set their boat up for optimum performance time after time. Easy to install, the range provides real-time data that is simple to understand. Cyclops is led Ian ‘Chips’ Howarth surrounded by an experienced team of both renowned sailors & technical experts. The Smart range is sold through a global distribution network.



This article was originally posted on Boating Business on 16th April 2020

Cyclops Marine has chosen Technical Marine Supplies as its UK distributor.

Cyclops Marine offers two different options of wireless sensor technology, with different sized models in each range, designed specifically for the harsh marine environment.

“TMS are at the forefront of offering technical advice and support to their customers, and this applies even more so when skippers are investing in racing technology,” explained TMS sales manager Nick Cook.

“Being able to retrofit the Cyclops Marine smarttune and smartlink sensors dockside opens up a world of possibilities to those looking to make repeatable desired headsail shapes, regardless of vessel size.”


Cyclops Marine produces the smarttune Rigging Link and the Titanium smartlink for textile rigging applications. Both are IP rated, wireless and use free app-based software.

smarttune enables live measurement of forestay load and is simple for crews to retro-fit to yachts of any size. The fittings comprise wireless screw-in replacements for existing turn screws and the receiver plugs directly into the existing instrument package.

smartlinks are titanium sheet load sensors which wirelessly transmit the load on any soft line giving a quick, optimised and repeatable sail setting. With a battery life of 200 hours, the sensors come in three sizes – two, five and ten tonnes. Cyclops Marine also offers an NMEA2000 gateway, allowing full integration into existing electronic systems.