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So how it is all started?

The whole idea of making our own anchors started when We, my wife Tali and i had to look for a new anchor for our 2006 Jeanneau 43DS boat that we are sailing with since 2015 in the Mediterranean.

The old Danforth anchor that we had failed us two times too many in very unpleasant situations.
After a long day in a place called Rafina in Greece, a place we will probably never forget, trying to keep our "Rozi" afloat in one place, we have decided it is time for a new anchor.

We have started to look online for our new anchor and it didn’t take us too long to find out that for a new generation anchor for our size of boat we will have to spend between $500 to $800 for a galvanized metal type anchor.

With many nautical miles behind and countless anchorings situations in many different places around the blue glob, I have learned the hard way that a good reliable anchor in your boat is a necessity, and it might save your life one day. not mentioning giving you good night sleep instead of sleepless "white" nights when the wind is howling hard in a remote bay when the only thing keeping you from moving to an unpleasant spot on the map where colors are changing dramatically is this small piece of metal hanging at the end of your chain somewhere in the deep dark blue.

So, I decided to build my own anchor. nothing out there satisfied my demands, I could settle on one of the new generation anchors offered out there but the price for them was outraged.
At the beginning it looked like an easy job, two pieces of metal welded together and that's it, well.... not so simple, after getting into it I have found that building a good anchor require more than two pieces of metal joined together, a lot more, many parameters should be considered, things like weight, size, angels, materials, construction strength, and also many new words to learn, terms like Neuton, Paskal, holding power, setting, resetting and so on, but hey, after all, as harder it got it was more interesting and motivating.

I was looking for a good design to start with, but I couldn’t find dissent blueprints of an anchor that will do the job for me.
While looking online for information I have met Marko Janjanin, an engineer from Slovenia that developed his own anchor putting a lot of time and efforts into it with good results, having that I have started to learn more about anchors and anchoring, plowing the web and meeting and calling old friends that I knew from a long time ago who are experts in the metal and marine industries, also making new friends at the process, looking for answers for many many questions that came up along the way.

After gathering enough information to start with we bought a few "new generation" anchors and started learning and understanding their behavior. 
Our playground was located on a deserted beach in the north of Israel using tons of sunscreen going back and forth from the beach back to our small metal shop. after testing and more testing, I have started to cut and weld adjusting and alternating the anchors bringing them to a stage I was satisfied until I came up with the final design which was almost like the Viking anchors look today.

And then started the "small changes era" that took one year! finally, it was done.

Now the time came to look for a factory with professional working force and know how to finish the designs and manufacture them.
We have teamed up with a friend that owns a big and experienced metal facility in Ukraine, a weekend sailor as well and a very nice and knowledgable guy  and started to make our own designs starting with few prototypes testing them mechanically in house and later on in different places in Europe and the Mediterranean with versatile types of seabeds using 4X4 vehicles and tractors trying to destroy them.

When we knew for sure that we have an anchor that not only is good enough but definitely is a real game-changer, one of its kind, we have made few anchors each of every model and gave them to fellow sailors to test them as well. The results were astonishing. 
At this point started sharing what we learned with other boaters like us giving them the opportunity to get the best anchor they can in terms of performances and weight. 

Today when we are up and running making great anchors in our facility in Ukraine, we at Viking anchors know that we came up with the most successful design we have met so far, with a better setting, resetting and holding capabilities, with the best weight/holding power ratio (if you are cruisers you know for sure what I am talking about, with most of the couples we met along our sailing ways it was the wife's job to handle the anchor so when its heavy, its heavy).

Our newborn child was superior to all the anchors we have tested, including the ones made by major and respectable manufacturers and designers, we have learned a lot inspecting their anchors implementing their advantages with our anchors while respecting their patents they achieved over time making our own unique designs.

we are making anchors!! a dam good anchors.

You can try one of our anchors, you will get the finest product ever seen at the most decent price.


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We wish you a pleasant sailing and safe anchoring.

The Viking team,

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