The folding mooring cleat from Nomen provides the benefits of flush and rigid cleats to aesthetic perfection.

  • Loose lines cannot get caught during manoeuvring.
  • The danger of injury at sea is reduced.
  • The cleat is easy to fit to the deck.

The patented folding mechanism with the simple elastic ball is fail-safe and lends a charm all of its own.

In 1998, the NOMEN cleat was honoured with the Federal Product Design Award, today called German Design Award. This competition is one of the most widely recognised international design awards, honouring first-rate entries in the field of product and communications design. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.

NEW 2016 - We launch a new stainless steel version of the ORIGINAL NOMEN cleat made from 316L-grade stainless steel. The stainless cleats receive a handmade high gloss mirror polished surface which is manufactured in a complex grinding- and polishing process. See pictures on the left, bottom.


The gentle locking of the cleat arms in the two end positions is produced by an elastic ball which is located between the two arms. It deforms to respond to tension.