Calculate the safest anchor for your boat
It is very important that you have the right anchor for your boat to keep you and your family safe. Our anchor calculator will recommend the best anchor for your boat based on the type of boat, its size and weight and the sort of boating activity you are wanting to do. Select your preferred measurement scale (metric or imperial) and then follow the path. Click on the boxes that best describe your situation, select the length and weight values and then press the red Calculate Your Anchor button. This anchor calculator is for boats up to 28m/90ft. For enquiries above this boat length please contact us directly.
SELECT MEASUREMENT SCALE
NEW GENERATION OR TRADITIONAL ANCHOR?
New Generation Anchors
The New Generation anchor range use materials and designs suited to the latest boat designs.
The Traditional anchor range uses classic designs like the Plough (CQR) or Ray (Bruce) Anchor suited to older boat styles.
WHAT ANCHOR TYPE?
Your Recommended Anchors
We recommend the Manson Supreme Anchor, however if your bow sprit conflicts with the Supreme’s dimensions, we recommend the Manson Boss Anchor. Learn more about the anchor dimensions on the product pages.
Supreme Anchor (SHHP)
From $134.99 – $4,999.99
You can rely on supreme safety with our best-selling anchor – the Manson Supreme. This anchor ensures your precious family gets the good night’s sleep they deserve. Aptly named the Manson Supreme, this anchor sets and holds immediately. It is considered the world’s safest anchor with innovative features that lead the industry. It is self-launching and self-righting, using a rollbar to make setting your anchor a worry-free process. The Manson Supreme Anchor will turn or quicky reset and hold with the wind and tide so you can sit back and enjoy your surroundings. Available in galvanized steel or exquisitely polished stainless steel.
From $179.99 – $9,499.99
The Manson Boss is a truly multi-purpose anchor. It was designed to have the same instant setting and high-holding power of the Manson Supreme, but to also fit the bow-rollers on motorboats. This new generation anchor operates in all seabeds, the sliding and fixed shank design ensures easy setting and retrieving, regardless of the conditions and your surroundings.
The Manson Boss Anchor gives you and your family the reassurance they need to sleep well while at anchor in unfamiliar places. This is a safe and reliable choice, used by thousands of boaters around the world. The Manson Boss really does perform like the Boss! Available in galvanized steel, black painted steel or exquisitely polished stainless steel.
Ray Anchor (HHP)
The Manson Ray Anchor is a very fast setting anchor, most suited for quick deployment and ‘no fuss’ anchoring.
The fast setting nature makes the Manson Ray ideal for use in crowded or narrow anchorages, particularly on sand or muddy seabeds.
The Manson Ray Anchor tends to be used more frequently on Super – Sailing – Yachts as a more traditional yacht type of anchor and it is then deployed via cassettes in the bow.
It is Lloyd’s Register Type Approved as an HHP (High Holding Power) anchor and available approved sizes from 5kg – 600kg, and unapproved up to 3425kg.
Plough Anchor (HHP)
Engineered to provide a strong and secure hold, 90% of all cruising boats use plough (CQR-style) anchors. The Manson Plough Anchor has hinged shanks, improving the scope of movement of the chain and has a weighted tip delivering secure reliable holding in sand, weeds and mud.
The Manson Plough Anchor is a proven yachting favourite and traditionally tends to be used on Super – Sailing – Yachts, deployed via an anchor deployment arm. Increasingly we are seeing designers select the Manson Plough Anchor in conjunction with the patent pending Subplough System from sister company Bowmaster. See here for more on this underwater anchor deployment solution.
The Manson Plough Anchor is Lloyd’s Register Type Approved as a HHP (High Holding Power) anchor and is available in approved sizes from 5kg – 1000kg, and unapproved from 1000kg – 5000kg.
This anchor calculator is a guide only. It is not intended to replace or supercede any class or maritime sizing recommendations. Lloyd’s Register rules apply to the Manson Supreme, Manson Plough and Manson Ray Anchors. For any queries, please contact email@example.com