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Fortress Anchors Are Smarter Choice For Commercial Use


Ground tackle aboard traditional workboat and commercial fishing vessels typically relies on sheer dead mass for much of its effectiveness. Fortress Marine Anchors are the surprisingly lightweight, modern-day alternative. Recent renewals of its stringent ABS and DNV-GL certifications prove they're made for real-world anchoring conditions... Read More


November 17, 2017

Anchoring Packages Take Out The Guesswork


Too often, owners are unsure of what size anchor and how much rode to purchase, how to connect the chain and proper splicing methods. Fortress Marine Anchors takes out the guesswork by offering three complete anchoring packages perfectly sized for everything from small bass boats and pontoons to large sailboats and cabin cruisers... Read More


October 24, 2017

Storm Anchoring: Preparation Is Key


Images of vessels lost during the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still fresh in the minds of many. These catastrophic storms galvanize the need to have an anchoring plan in place, even for those whose boats are on inland lakes. Fortress Marine Anchors offers free resources to assist owners in developing the skills needed to keep a boat safely anchored during a storm. Focused more on education than product, they provide a wealth of information... Read More


September 22, 2017

Safe Anchoring Guide Available Online


Anchoring is an essential skill every boater should have. With the help of Fortress Marine Anchors' Safe Anchoring Guide, honing the necessary skills to anchor safely in varied conditions can be achieved in seven easy steps... Read More


August 17, 2017

Fortress Marine Anchors Renews Sponsorship


Fortress Marine Anchors, global leader in lightweight, high-holding anchors, has renewed its sponsorship of the world-class Giulietta Sailing Team. Led by Alex Kossack, the Portuguese team recently took dual honors at the 64th Giraglia Rolex Cup in St. Tropez, France. In Class ORC A, it won the Ville de St. Tropez Trophy, and the first place combined trophy for inshore and offshore races... Read More


July 7, 2017

Fortress Anchor Chosen for the F/V TUNA.COM


Nowhere is it written that an anchor needs to be heavy to be effective. At 21 lbs., Fortress Marine Anchors' FX-37 is easily deployed, yet, in hard sand and 30 kts of wind, it holds up to 12,000 lbs. That's why Capt. Dave Carraro, renowned for his adventures on National Geographic Channel's series Wicked Tuna, outfitted his 44' Calvin Beal F/V Tuna.com with a lightweight and highly efficient FX-37... Read More


June 23, 2017

154’ USCG Cutters Rely On Fortress Anchors


When wind and seas rise, it takes a lot of holding power to keep a 154', 353 long ton vessel from dragging anchor. That's why the US Coast Guard chose the 69 lb. Fortress Marine Anchors FX-125 for its new Sentinel-class cutters. It boasts superior performance in a wide range of sea beds... Read More


May 5, 2017

New Complete Anchoring Systems Include 25% More Rope


Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient, Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and anchoring in deeper water... Read More


April 13, 2017

Lakeland Boating: Ask the Expert


Fortress Marine Anchors’ Brian Sheehan tells Great Lakes boaters what to look for in a cutting-edge anchor. How do lightweight, aluminum-alloy anchors compare to their steel counterparts? The Fortress anchor is precision-machined to be much sharper than heavier, dull-edged... Read More


March 1, 2015

Aluminum Alloy Anchors Earn Top Certification


For centuries it was commonly believed that anchors had to made of the heaviest material available to properly secure a boat, but as evidenced by a recent certification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Fortress Anchors have proven those beliefs to be false with their aluminum... Read More


March 26, 2014

Fortress Marine Anchors Announces Exalto Emirates as New U.A.E Distributor


Fortress Marine Anchors, a USA based manufacturer of premium aluminum alloy anchors, has announced the appointment of Exalto Emirates LLC as their new distributor in the United Arab Emirates. Read More


April 21, 2011

Lightweight Aluminum Anchor Beats Out Steel Models In Holding Power Test


For centuries it has been widely believed that a boat anchor had to be very heavy and made of steel in order to perform well. Voiles et Voiliers, a leading boating magazine in France, recently put this age-old theory to the test by conducting an extensive pull comparison... Read More


January 10, 2010

New Brochure Contains Valuable Tips For Safe Anchoring


New Brochure Contains Valuable Tips For Safe Anchoring In an effort to provide an easy reference guide for boaters on safe anchoring techniques, Fortress Marine Anchors has created an informative brochure titled The Ultimate Guide to Safe Anchoring. ... Read More


April 15, 2009

US Coast Guard Selects Fortress Anchor For New $2 Million “State Of The Art” Patrol Boat


The US Coast Guard has chosen Fortress anchor model FX-37 for their new 45 foot, aluminum hulled patrol boat, which is currently being produced and delivered to US Coast Guard bases throughout the USA. This newly patrol designed boat is called the Response... Read More


September 12, 2008