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Help! I need to carry an anchor at my next regatta but where do I start?

by Marine Products Direct 27 Mar 10:30 UTC
Mantus M1 Quick Connect Small Boat Anchor © Marine Components International

It's not uncommon these days for class or events to specify the need to carry an anchor on board for safety reasons. In fact, when sailing in tidal waters especially if unsupervised you could say it's always worth carrying one on board.

Traditionally, anchors come with problems. Having an anchor that will hold position is likely to be heavy adding weight on board and be bulky to store.

Well, this is no longer the case. Some intuitive thinking and innovative design by the team behind USA manufacturer of high performance, quick setting anchors Mantus Marine, has created something rather special the Mantus M1 Quick Connect Small Boat Anchor range in stainless steel.

It may look like your average anchor but trust us it's not!

This quick-set anchor 'DIGS LIKE NO OTHER' and is ideal for dinghies, small boats and racing keelboats for three main reasons.

  1. There is no bulk - it packs flat.

  2. It's light - it is available in 3 sizes - 2.5lbs (1.13kg), 8lbs (3.6kg), 13lbs (5.9kg). Note the 2.5Ibs will hold a 30ft keelboat weighing up to 5 tons at anchor.

  3. It holds - it is designed to penetrate soft seabeds, hard or dense grassy bottoms and sets with unparalleled holding power.

The Mantus Boat Anchor has been extensively tested against the competition and will provide you with the best performance, guaranteed. No other boat anchor on the market can set as rapidly, reliably, and securely. Features include:

  • Formed out of high-quality 316L stainless-steel.
  • Surface hardened by shot-peening.
  • Surfaces electro-polished to provide maximum corrosion resistance.
  • Highly polished aesthetic.
  • No bolts required.
  • Shank secured with spring-loaded pins.
  • Roll bar stretches and locks into position securely.
  • Sharp-headed nose is precision machined to achieve the perfect chisel shape to achieve maximum penetrating power.
  • Disassembles quickly and easily for compact storage.
The Mantus M1 2.5Ibs stainless steel anchor also comes as a complete kit, with 50ft of 5/16 Double braid line & stainless-steel thimble, 1/4 Stainless steel shackle and nose cover, stored neatly in a PVC UV Resistant storage dry bag, you are just one click away from being ready for your next regatta.

Contact us for technical support, on +44 01202 600011 or email .

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