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


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In 1998, the Nomen lamp received an award at the Bundespreis Produktdesign, which is now called the German Design Award. The German Design Award honours innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers that are groundbreaking in the German and international design landscape.
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  • 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.

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NOMEN cleats increase safety on deck of motor and sailing yachts. They simply rest on deck and wait to be used.

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_Details Cleat

Cleat 200

Total length

240mm   -  (9.5 inch)
for Ø leash 16 mm

Cleat 250

Total length

300mm   -  (11.7 inch)
for Ø leash 18 mm

Cleat 300

Total length

360mm   -  (14.2 inch)
for Ø leash 22 mm

Cleat 400

Total length

480mm   -  (18.9 inch)
for Ø leash 28 mm

Cleat 500

Total length

600mm   -  (23.6 inch)
for Ø leash 36 mm

_Mounting the Nomen Cleat

Mounting the Nomen Cleat is as easy as to mount any simple standard cleat. You just drill three holes, tighten three scews and then fix the cleat arms without any tools – thats it!

_Breaking Load

The Nomen Cleat on Trial

Location: Rope Manufacturer Geo Gleistein, Bremen, Germany whose rope laboratory is supervised by Germanischer Lloyd Result: The Line is breaking at 12.000 daN. The folding mechanism is still working. We could not manage to find out the breaking load of the cleat.