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Your Anchor Is The Most Important Safety Item On Your Boat

Boats are built to sail in the water. this is their arena. They're not built to encounter hard solid structures such as rocks, concrete or other boats. 
Getting close to these hazards requires you to be more careful especially when in anchorage, one of the most important things you need to be certain with is your anchor, your anchor should be 100% reliable to hold you in place with fast setting and firm holding in any weather and conditions, keeping you in a safe distance from any hazard.

A good anchor is a necessity, not a luxury.

The relative holding of different anchors has been well tested and written in a multitude of publications, but the results are mostly confusing and unreliable. one of the reasons for it is the seabed.

Anchors behave differently in different bottoms, for example, In soft silt seabed, Danforth or a Fortress will offer the best holding (due to their relatively large surface area) and in this kind of seabed, the discussion of setting is irrelevant because all anchors will set in such soft conditions. In thicker, denser bottoms, a Danforth anchor will fail to set. Its blades will skip across the surface. Spade, on the other hand, will provide excellent results, being able to dive deeper than all others. Put the same Spade in thick clay and it won't set. Period. This explains why anchors can excel in certain tests or completely disappoint. Further, even in the same locations, the bottom conditions change with varying weather. This often translates to drastic differences in anchor performance. Rocna, Manson Supreme, Spade, Ultra (new generation anchors) do offer a more reliable performance than Danforth, CQR, Delta, and Bruce. Therefore, the perfect anchor will set in the widest range of soil bottoms (including thick clay or grass) and have enough surface area to provide adequate holding power even in soft soils.

So why our Anchor is better?

 

  1. Weight-our anchors have the most efficient weight/holding power ratio for steel anchors. you will be amazed while looking at our anchor/boat usage tables here to find how light your anchor can be for your size of boat.
  2. Initial setting - our anchors have the likelihood to set in the most challenging bottoms – hard-packed clay/mud and grassy/weedy areas. Even packed gravel.
  3. Holding - our anchors are with the best holding power you can find relatively to their size and weight, meaning that you can use a lighter anchor to achieve the same or more holding for your boat.
  4. Resetting - our anchors reset immediately with a new puling direction in case of wind or current change.
  5. Retrieval - Viking anchors are easy to retrieve doe to their lightweight and will be maneuvered easily even when if they are stuck with your neighbor's boat chain. 
  6. Easy to store when not in use - taking apart the Viking anchor will take you 5 minutes and while stowed away, the anchor will take minimal storage space.
  7. Convex and concave shape-our anchors can be used as a concave or convex-shaped anchor, learn more here.
  8. The price - the price issue was the initial reason for us to start this voyage. We strongly believe that must-have equipment like an anchor shouldn't be expensive. To be honest, after learning the anchor manufacturing needs, we found that there is a lot more than metal price and design cost. but yet, we are doing our best to supply anchors with a decent price tag, usually lower than other suppliers offers for the same size of a boat with better performance. 

 

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