|Blue Star is our featured brand of claw, folding, plow and wing anchors.|
Azure Marine carries both galvanized and stainless steel versions of Blue Star anchors.
All Blue Star stainless steel anchors are made with 316 stainless steel, which is more resistant to corrosion than the less expensive "304" grade of stainless steel (some factories even mix 304 and 316 in the same product).
The Manson Plow
Originally designed in 1933, Plow (plough) anchors have been proven all over the world providing the best holding in the widest variety of weather and seabed conditions. The plow's versatility and holding power in most circumstances will out perform all other types of anchors if set correctly. Manson began manufacturing the plow anchor in 1972 and the Manson plow has now become Australasia's anchor of choice - synonymous with safe anchoring. It's built tough to withstand the rigors of the southern ocean, it's respected as the ideal all purpose anchor.
The Manson Plow is certified to Lloyds register of Shipping as a HHP (High Holding Power) anchor. This process involves design approval of the anchor drawings, extreme scrutinising of the manufacturing process and finally, seabed of the anchor in three different soil substrates.
Claw" Anchors are an excellent design, patterned on the "Bruce" anchor designed for North Sea use. They respond well to changes in current and wind, set and reset well, and work well in bow rollers.