About Us


In this website you will find one off products, a result of constant research, development and detailed quality control. Alpha Ropes® lines join advanced technology materials, a state-of-the-art production facility and a young but very experienced team. Therefore, Alpha Ropes® is all over in several boats in top sailing regattas such as America´s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe, 52 Series, Maxi Class, Olympic Games, among many others major sailing events. Alpha Ropes® is a brand of Cotesi Yachting division. 

Cotesi - Companhia de Têxteis Sintéticos, S.A., founded in 1967, was the forerunner in Europe in the production of twine, nets and ropes made from synthetic and natural raw materials and is, today, one of the world´s largest producers. A subsidiary of one of Portugal´s strongest companies, Violas SGPS, and with over four decades of activity, the company has accumulated vast experience and tradition in the domestic and international markets. 

With a global presence, Cotesi is today the premier world player in distribution and supply channels, with strong units in Europe (Portugal, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and France) and North America (U.S.A and Canada). A pioneer in its field, Cotesi´s proactive technical innovation and constant research and development define the company´s success.