Strong and light, the Manson Racer was the first anchor on the market specifically designed for racing yachts of all sizes. The Racer is fabricated using a high tensile aluminum, so you do not have to sacrifice any precious weight while racing! It is fully welded and anodized, ready for use.
This anchor is the answer to changing tides and strong currents while racing, and a well-deserved swim at the end of the race.
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- High-tensile anodised aluminium anchor, specifically tailored for racing yachts of all sizes.
- Reduced weight assures easier handling, storage and great weight saving potential.
- Hard wearing stability discs reduce the width of the lower balance bar and encourage the anchor to set faster and resist rotation when embedded in the sea floor.
- Folds flat for easy storage.
- The sharpened tips assist the anchor to pierce the toughest seabeds, ensuring greater penetration into the seabed.
What our customers say about us
I have toured the Manson factory on many occasions and have witnesses first-hand the quality of workmanship in full swing. The attention to detail they take in the selection of the metals, fabrication processes, welding and casting is amazing. Any vessel I own will always be fitted with a Manson Anchor.
Just a little note after three years with the 80lb Manson Supreme anchor. It’s been great!
We’ve used it up and down the East Coast of the US, from Long Island Sound to the Dry Tortugas at the far western end of the Florida Keys, and it always stays put when set – even in 40 knot winds.
Helps us sleep better at night!
I would like to tell you that 25LB Manson Supreme held my 23’ Pro Line Walk around like it was nothing. Where I anchored is a lot of sand, the anchor caught right away and the wind and waves that buffeted the boat around did not budge it. The fluke anchor I have would always slip, and I would have to reset the anchorage. I can safely say this is the best anchor I have ever had. I am so impressed I am looking into a smaller one for my stern (second) anchor.
NEW PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS
The Manson Supreme is reliable. Sets quickly, resets quickly, usually no more than the anchors length. Happy in mud, sand, grass. Best anchor we have ever had. Rode out hurricane Joaquin (25 miles west of the eye) anchor didn’t budge in sustained winds of 85 knots. We used this anchor as our main and storm anchor.
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
In the 6 & 1/2 years we have travelled more than 45,000 miles, visited 26 countries, and have anchored at least 1000 times. We have yet to use any other anchor than our Manson Plough. It has been totally reliable in thin coral sands, in mud and in the treacherous grasses of the Mediterranean. Most of our cruising mates changed their anchoring tackle after disastrous anchoring experiences in the Med. Many were using locally made anchors. We never needed to consider a new option.
The Manson also coped well in areas with strong tidal flow, such as the amazon with it’s 7 knot current.
We have had the chain re-galvanised twice in the course of our travels, but the anchor is only just requiring attention.
Thanks to you folks at Manson for an anchor that has truly passed the test of time… and distance.
The week the anchor arrived I was planning a quiet weekend in Sydney Harbour. Saturday turned in to a 40 knot nor-wester with 50 knot bullets. It was the perfect day to test the new Manson Supreme. That night, for the first time ever, I had a sound night’s sleep on SY Antares. I usually wake several times a night, pop my head out of the hatch and check that we haven’t drifted.
Faith in the anchor’s ability to hold is priceless. I now row ashore with SY Antares out of sight, confident that she’ll be there when I return.
I’ve only had the 45lb Manson Supreme for a month now and I’m sold. I’ve anchored perhaps a thousand times in my cruising life, I think I know a bit about the subject! I did some research before getting this 4lb Manson Supreme to replace my 44# Bruce claw. It fits well on my bow roller and sets well and holds better than expected.
The Boss takes the performance of the Supreme and makes it conform to any bow-roller. The Boss works well on power and fishing boats that don’t work with the bow.
The winglets work as a bow-roller to ensure a reliable and quick setting anchor much like the Supreme.
This is an incredibly fast setting, high holding power anchor.
We were caught out at Wangaparpara in what I would call a cyclone. It caught us off guard. We had a lee shore, a short scope, in poor holding with only 2 meters under the keel. We had no time to put down a second anchor.
During the next two days we experienced extreme gusts coming off the hills with swell entering the Harbour. That evening there was 95 knots gusts recorded at Channel Island. Our boat is 48 foot, and has plenty of windage. She sails on her anchor. We would sail up, go broadside and then get laid over with the gusts and swell beam on. Your anchor did not budge. The first night I sat and anchor watched, but the second night I was more confident and I slept.
That night many boats dragged their moorings and ended up on the beach. Your Supreme Anchor is great insurance.
Thanks to my Manson Supreme I survived Hurricane Sally in Florida. As winds reached 110mph there was an incredible amount of force at work, but my 80lb Manson Supreme held my Roberts DS440 steel sailboat, while I watched boats around me sink. I was very impressed and grateful. When the winds subsided, we found we had bent shackles and bent rollers, but the anchor was in perfect condition.
We were just starting on our adventure, which turned into the most exciting six month trip I have ever undertaken. We travelled over 4000 nautical miles, completely circumnavigating New Zealand in the wake of Captain Cook.
What was interesting in that in the whole of the six months we only spent 15 nights at sea. My aim was to see New Zealand, and we rock hopped visiting everywhere possible, and consequently anchoring most nights.
I have a 35lb Manson Supreme holding a 35 foot catamaran, weighing 5 tons. We make a reasonable amount of windage. I felt that a 35lb looked a bit small, but in six months, on very varied types of bottoms there was not one night when we dragged. A marvellous anchor, that I would recommend to anyone.
Big Angry Fish
The holding power of the Manson Boss will help you stay on that perfect fishing spot regardless of the conditions.
The Manson Anchor will dig in first time so you can get lines over the side straight away.
The sliding shaft is a great feature that makes it so much easier to retrieve the anchor from foul ground.
It is so important for every fisherman to have a good anchor onboard, we recommended the Manson Boss to everyone!
The main reason I changed my anchor to a Manson Supreme is after research and reading the ship log (before my ownership) I found that the boat dragged anchor a few times firstly the Anchor was undersize for the displacement of the yacht and also “they” probably didn’t have enough chain out. I wanted assurance and confidence with my anchor so I could not go past the Manson Supreme (Lloyds approved) and some more chain.
Ps.: it also looks good on the bow roller.
What I really like about the Boss Anchor is that you know the anchor has actually set.
So many times, when anchoring you get asked if the anchor has set – I used to ask in reply “how do you know?”
And the reply was always “well -does it feel like it has?”, and I’d just have to say “yes… I think so….”
But with this one there was suddenly just a lot of water going forward and the boat not moving astern. We look forward to anchoring with a whole lot more piece of mind!
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CUSTOM SIZING AVAILABLE UP TO 250kg (550lbs)
PLEASE CONTACT FOR DIMENSIONS
Why Buy a Manson Anchor?
We are the experts in anchoring. We’ve been doing this since 1972, that’s almost 50 years’ experience making anchors. We are the desired anchor brand, chosen by serious boaties all over the world; from the rugged coastlines of Western Australia, to Florida and the Mediterranean. You are in safe hands.
Largest Range in the World
We understand the unique challenges of anchoring and we know all boats are not equal, so we design and build anchors to suit every situation – from small craft through to superyachts. Don’t settle for a standard anchor. Get the anchor that will be perfect for your boating needs and keep you and your family safe.
Made in New Zealand
Our anchors are proudly crafted in New Zealand by Lloyd’s Register approved welders using certified Lloyd’s Register approved materials in a specialist facility. They are not made cheaply in developing countries who have little respect for quality, the environment or what it means to anchor safely. This means you are buying a quality anchor that you can rely on.
We are trusted to make anchors for some of the best shipyards in the world who build exquisite superyachts and sophisticated defense vessels. This means that you’re buying the same brand selected by superyacht owners and their captains. Simply put, you are choosing an anchor from the world’s leading anchor brand. Anchor with the world’s best.