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Fortress Marine Anchors

In test after test, from coast to coast and from around the world, no anchor in history has been called “The World’s Best Anchor” by more boaters and respected marine experts than Fortress...and for good reason world class performance Marine Anchors.

Contacts

Fortress Marine Anchors
1386 West McNab Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1109 USA
Telephone: 954 978-9988 | 1-800-825-6289 (U.S. Only)
Fax: 954 974-5378
web /source: fortressanchors.com
info@fortressanchors.com

Fortress

Anchors

Fortress offer

the best performance and quality, half the weight Anchors for good reason with thousands of real world tests (U.S. Navy ,Miami Sandy Bottom, San Francisco, French and Holland Tests) Fortress Anchor design does not depend upon max anchor weight.

Anchor made

from an aluminum alloy, Corrision resistant and Lifetime Warranty for Replacement parts. Fortress anchor are strong as steel and half the weight also easy to store and Excellent as a spare or storm anchor

Angle Positions

: Fortress models can be reassembled! Reassembled from the normal positions 32 degree to 45 degrees fluke angle positions for more holding power in soft mud.

Anchor Models

: patented Adjustable 32° to 45° fluke angle FX-7,11,16,23,37,55,85 and 125 with most holding power 27 000 with Anchor Weight: 5/8 to 21/46 kg.

Size of Boats

recommendations are for boats of average windage and proportions in 30 knots of wind-conditions

Note:For storm conditions use an anchor one/two sizes larger with more holding power.

Application:

Sand and mud

Anchor Rollers(Bow)

Windline®, Inc. makes several different anchor mounts and bow rollers that perfect accommodate Fortress Anchors Models.

Application:

Sand and mud

Anchor Model

FX-7

FX-11

FX-16

FX-23

FX-37

FX-55

FX-85

FX-125

for Boat Length

ft

16'-27'

28'-32'

33'-38'

39'-45'

46'-51'

52'-58'

59'-68'

69'-150'

m

5-8

8-10

10-12

12-14

14-15

16-18

18-21

21-46

Anchor Weight

lb

4

7

10

15

21

32

47

69

kg

1.8

3.2

4.5

6.8

9.5

14.4

21.2

31.1

Replaces Steel Anchors

lb

6-9

10-13

14-18

19-28

33-50

50-65

70-90

100-170

kg

3-4

5-6

6-8

9-13

15-23

23-29

32-41

45-77

Anchor Model Holding Power (Lb)

FX-7

FX-11

FX-16

FX-23

FX-37

FX-55

FX-85

FX-125

Working Load

lb

700

900

1.250

2,000

3,000

4,000

5,250

6,750

32 Degree Hard Sand Holding Power

lb

2,800

3,600

5,000

8,000

12,000

16,000

21,000

27,000

45 Degree Soft Mud Holding Power

lb

840

1,080

1,500

2,400

3,600

4,800

6,300

8,100

32 Degree Soft Mud Holding Power

lb

420

540

750

1,200

1,800

2,400

3,150

4,050

Fortress Aluminum Anchors review

Anchor Style: Pivoting aluminum fluke.
Anchor Material: High tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy.
Pros: Changeable shank/fluke angle for extremely high holding power in hard sand and soft.

mud. Lightweight and strong. Disassembles for storage.
Cons: Relatively expensive. Limited holding in grass, rocks or clay.

Lighter Anchors(FX-16) from Fortress

A worthy anchor to have onboard should be easy to handle and provide outstanding holding power in a variety of bottom conditions. One such anchor, the FX-16 from Fortress Anchors, has been judged to be a leader by consistently outperforming others in worldwide tests.

The Fortress FX-16 anchor ranked higher than several other anchors in a recent test conducted by the international boating magazine Praktisk Batliv from Norway. The test found that this Fortress anchor provided far greater holding power than several heavier anchors.

The FX-16 accommodates boats up to 38'. Fortress has invested years of research creating a hardened aluminum-magnesium alloy anchor that does not depend upon weight to provide maximum holding power.

Anchor- HOLDING POWER (from Fortress)

  • 32° (Hard Sand): 5,000 lbs / 2,268 kg
  • 32° (Soft Mud): 750 lbs / 340 kg
  • 45° (Soft Mud): 1,500 lbs / 680 kg

At an easy-to-manage weight of 10 pounds, the FX-16 Fortress anchor is favored by first mates of all ages and genders. This precision-made model sets quickly and has an adjustable fluke angle for a variety of bottoms, including hard sand and soft mud.


The anchor, which is as strong as steel at half the weight, is rustproof and can be disassembled for easy storage. Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping, Fortress anchors are available in eight sizes for boats up to 150'.

When it comes to Boat Anchors , Heavier may not be better

The Fortress FX-23 Anchor


A recent test conducted by Vela E Motore, an Italian boating magazine, proved that an anchor with an easy-to-manage weight can outperform a much heavier anchor in holding power. The FX-23 from Fortress Anchors, which weighs a mere 15 pounds, was judged the best. The FX-23 provided holding power of almost twice that of its 20 to 22 pound competitors. The Fortress model held 1,9824 pounds, the maximum amount the testing boat could pull, while its heavier competitors were able to hold only 133 to 1,025 pounds. In the holding power per weight category, the FX-23 finished first, holding 132 times its own weight.

Precision-machined from a hardened aluminum-magnesium alloy, this anchor is rustproof and corrosion-resistant. Its adjustable fluke angles provide increased holding power in a variety of bottom conditions. For added convenience, the Fortress FX-23 disassembles for easy storage and designed for vessels up to 45'.

Fortress Anchors are approved by the USA Bureau of Shipping and are used by the US Navy and US Coast Guard. The company manufactures boat anchors in eight sizes for boats up to 150'. The suggested retail price of the Lighter model FX-23 is approximately $200 (or less) and comes with a lifetime parts replacement warranty. Contact Fortress Marine Anchors.