Anchoring from a steep hull
Latitude Yachts met the Bowmaster team at an international Yacht Show while looking for an anchoring solution that would work with the steep topsides of their trimaran superyacht design.
The extremely steep hull meant that retrieving a standard anchor back into the system would prove challenging. The team required a custom anchor to work with the yacht design.
Because this was such a challenging project, Bowmaster first built a prototype to test the proposed system.
Having built a sample anchor, this was then thoroughly tested in Manson’s purpose-built testing facility.
Once satisfied that this technology would work for the project, the Manson Anchors team visited the shipyard in Latvia to scan the hull and make sure there was no pre-release, before building the system to 3mm tolerance.
On returning to New Zealand, design work was then completed before build work commenced on the final anchor system.
The final system included Manson Hiding anchors, scratch plates, and anchor pockets. This was a fully custom design due to the yachts unique shape. This system was fabricated in New Zealand and then shipped to Latvia, on schedule, for installation.
When the system was installed the Latitude Yachts team were delighted with the result. The system fitted perfectly and functioned in an innovative yet simple way.