Tylaska Marine Hardware is an American manufacturer of high-quality marine hardware for the sailing and marine industry. Their products include Snap Shackles, Halyard Shackles, J-Locks, and Fids. They have hardware for every sailboat whether it is a small one design, a mid-size racing or cruising boat, to a 100 foot ocean cruiser. Tylaska shackles provide discriminating sailors with the ultimate in strength, performance and durability.

The original Tylaska shackle evolved from a need to build a quick release mechanism for detaching towed gliders from behind power boats. At the bequest of interested sailors, the design quickly transformed into its present configuration now popular with the sailing industry. Over the years, several other products followed to complement the initial snap shackle. All of the shackles and their components are made in Connecticut by Tylaska’s team of dedicated workers. 


The original Tylaska shackle evolved from a need to build a quick release mechanism for detaching towed gliders from behind power boats. At the bequest of interested sailors, the design quickly transformed into its present configuration now popular with the sailing industry. Over the years, several other products followed to complement the initial snap shackle. All of the shackles and their components are made in Connecticut by Tylaska’s team of dedicated workers.