Ray Anchor (HHP)
The Manson Ray (Bruce-type) Anchor is known for its holding power and ability to set quickly and perform well in a variety of bottom conditions. The Manson Ray is trusted by the best in the industry and is featured on the 75m sailboat SY Mirabella V, designed by world-renowned superyacht designer, Ron Holland. Ron Holland is a number one fan of the Manson Ray and has specified it numerous times on his superyacht projects.
The Manson Ray is available in galvanized or exquisitely polished stainless steel. Winner in Practical Sailor Magazine, this is the heavyweight champion of anchors.
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- Wings ensure the anchor sets quickly and resets in a variety of bottom conditions.
- Fabricated in the highest quality steel plate.
- Weighted toe and curved flukes to ensure the anchor lands the right way up for immediate setting.
- Certified to Lloyd’s Register as a High Holding Power (HHP) anchor.
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.
We have recently returned from a five month cruise of Stewart Island and Fiordland and not once did our 50lb Manson Plough Anchor let us down. We even spent a night anchored off Nugget Point on the east coast of Southland with winds in excess of 70 knots and whilst we did maintain an anchor watch all night it was not needed as we did not move an inch.
I was concerned that perhaps the 50lb may have been a bit light for my yacht which is 41 feet and weighs 17 tons, but after that trip plus a Marlborough Sounds trip before that, I confess I am totally sold on your anchors and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Jeffrey P Diggs
NORTH CAROLINA, USA
The anchor preformed perfectly when used in sand, rock, mud, or mixed bottom types. I have anchored in inlets with 3 knot tide waters and in over 120ft of water with 4 foot + seas in my 21ft boat and the anchor did not move. I also want to state that the design makes it easy to retrieve. You can’t go wrong with this on your boat!
NZ Trade and Enterprise
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Manson Anchors took a basic component of every boat, and considerably redesigned it to be not only aesthetically pleasing but a real feature on one of the best yachts in the world. This is a real skill and shows again New Zealanders’ ability to create a design that not only solves a problem but does so very eloquently indeed
I would firstly like to thank you all at Manson for offering the most accommodating service possible. To have actually delivered my new stainless anchor to the boat by tender was fantastic.
More importantly though was the job my new stainless Plough anchor is doing. Having had serious problems with my Delta holding in your Bay of Islands and in the fine corals of the South Pacific (we actually dragged causing serious damage). We were using the Lewmar recommended size anchor and chain which we always felt was slightly on the light side but were told it was adequate for the job. We are a low windage, light displacement cat of over 50 feet and cruise extensively.
You immediately recognised the weight/size inadequacy of what was previously installed on “Squid” and gave me the correct type and size anchor I needed. Since using my Manson Stainless Plough I have had no troubles whatsoever. In fact, I hardly think I will. We nearly fall over backwards when it digs in…, we aren’t going anywhere!!
Thanks again for such a fine product and really good personal service.
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CUSTOM SIZING AVAILABLE UP TO 550lbs (250kg)
PLEASE CONTACT FOR DIMENSIONS
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.