When judging the worth of an anchor there is generally only one question: Will it keep my boat put? Answering in the affirmative is how Rocna is making a name for itself. Designed by Cavalier Yachts co-founder Peter Smith, Rocna anchors feature a large, self-righting roll bar, ensuring the blade is always at an ideal angle to the bottom. Ranging from 9 to 606 pounds ($149 to $10,600), the anchors have a proportionally large blade area for strong holding power in varied bottom types. If the wind and tide change direction, the roll bar should allow the anchor to automatically reset itself.
This article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Yachting Magazine.
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