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Fortress Marine Anchors

Fortress anchors

What makes Fortress "The World's Best Anchors"?

Fortress Anchors also known as "The World's Best Anchor" by boaters and respected marine experts around the world because of their excellent performance, quality and value. Aluminum magnesium anchors weigh half as much as heavier steel anchors and yet outperforms them all. Fortress is committed to providing the best value in anchoring safety and convenience.

  • The Fortress line span a wide range to fit any type of boat ranging from dinghies to megayachts.
  • Guardian anchors are the more affordable and easier to handle alternative to heavy steel, with no performance sacrifice
  • All anchors can be easily disassembled for compact storage as a spare or storm anchor.
  • Fortress and Guardian anchors include "Mud Palms" to aid setting in all bottom conditions and solve the anchoring problems found in soft mud.
  • Anchors are shipped in compact and informative boxes.

  • Fortress marine anchors

    Features and Benefits

    Fortress anchors are precision-machined from an aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only half the weight.

  • Easy to manage weight
  • Rustproof
  • Sharper than heavy, dull-edged steel anchors
  • Will set faster and penetrate deeper into common sea bottoms for incredible holding power
  • Can be disassembled

  • Excellent as a spare or storm anchor
  • Easy to store
  • Lifetime Parts Replacement Warranty

  • Free replacement of any damaged anchor part
  • Adjustable 32 degree to 45 degree fluke angle

  • Exclusive and patented feature which dramatically increases holding power in problem soft mud bottoms
  • Tough anodized finish

  • Handsome and durable appearance
  • Corrosion resistant

  • Guardian: the value priced anchor from Fortress

    Guardian anchor

    Guardian anchors offer excellent quality. performance and economy. Fortress Anchor Research and Development have provided valuable information on its lightweight yet affordable design. Guardian is made from the same high tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium allow and manufacturing precision as Fortress.

    The difference between Fortress anchors and Guardian Anchors include slightly smaller extrusion profiles and the elimination of some of Fortress extra features, such as anodizing, adjustable fluke angles and machining steps. However, as a result Guardian Anchors are a very affordable alternative to heavy, rust prone steel anchors.

    Features and Benefits

    Precision-machined from an aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only half the weight. Less machining steps than Fortress with 32 degree angle only and non-anodized finish.

  • Easy to manage weight
  • Rustproof
  • Second only to Fortress in holding power tests
  • An affordable alternative to heavy steel anchors
  • Can be disassembled

  • Excellent as a spare or storm anchor
  • Easy to store
  • One Year Parts Replacement Warranty

  • Free replacement of any damaged anchor part for 1 year

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are Fortress and Guardian Anchors made from?

    These anchors are made from hardened high-tech aluminum magnesium alloy. Fortress anchors are also anodized for an attractive and durable finish.

    What is the difference between a Fortress and a Guardian?

    There are four major differences between these two anchors:
    (1) Fortress is anodized, which is a chemically bonded coating. This gives the Fortress Anchor greater corrosion resistance and a more attractive appearance. Guardian anchors are not anodized.
    (2) Fortress anchors have more precision machining done to the shank and flukes, so they are sharper and better able to penetrate the sea bottom deeper, and thus provide more holding power.
    (3) Fortress anchors have two adjustable angles: 32 degree and 45 degree for soft mud. Guardian has just the 32 degree angle.
    (4) Fortress anchors have a Lifetime Parts Replacement Warranty, Guardian anchors have a One Year Parts Replacement Warranty.

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    What are the Mud Palms?

    The Mud Palms are a set of plates that bolt onto the crown of the anchor. The Mud Palms create a "lift" to the crown of the anchor, causing the flukes to point more directly to the seabed.They are included in the box with every Fortress and Guardian anchor. The Mud Palms are designed to help the anchor set faster in any type of sea bottom.

    Why should I use Mud Palms?

    The Mud Palms help the anchor to set faster in any bottom. It is a good idea just to install the Mud Palms on the anchor and leave them on.

    Anchoring Myths and Facts

    Myth: The heavier the anchor, the better.....

    Fact: Modern designs and state-of-the-art engineering have made anchors not only better, but lighter. In several real world tests, including one conducted by the U.S. Navy, the best holding anchors were actually among the lightest. Anchor design has more effect on holding power than weight.

    Myth: Steel is the strongest material for anchors.....

    Fact: Not anymore! Many materials are now stronger than steel. For example, high-tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy is well suited for anchors and is, pound-for-pound, more than twice as strong as steel.

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    Myth: All anchors perform the same way.....

    Fact: Not so! Different designs and different materials make anchors perform very differently. When you consider the value of the boat an anchor is protecting, an anchor is no place to economize. It pays to get the best performing anchor you can.

    Myth: Anchors that look alike, are alike.....

    Fact:Looks can be deceiving. Technical designs, manufacturing processes and metal alloys go through varying degrees of quality control and some are just plain better. Be sure to look for independent testing of holding power and approval from standards organizations, indicated by "ABS Type Certification" (ABS is the American Bureau of Shipping) or similar.

    Myth: Just toss an anchor overboard, and you are anchored.....

    Fact: It's not so simple. Your anchor is just one part of a total anchoring system. It's made up of the anchor, chain, rope, shackles, deck gear, and personal anchoring skills and knowledge.

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