The Manson Ray Anchor

The Heavy Weight Champion, Practical Sailor Magazine’s Best Choice in the larger anchor category. In extreme conditions, the working anchor on a yacht must not only have good holding power but set quickly and perform well in a variety of bottom conditions.
“The Ray does make an excellent general – purpose anchor for serious cruisers likely to encounter challenging conditions regularly”.
“Practical Sailor’s Best Choice for difficult conditions (bad bottom/short scope) in the Manson Ray”.

The Manson Ray is certified to Lloyd's Register as a HHP (High Holding Power) anchor. It is fabricated from the highest strength/quality steel or stainless steel and is proudly manufactured in New Zealand the home of the Blue Water Sailor.

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To view the generic dimensions, standard sizes, recommended size for your vessel and an instructional video on how to deploy a Manson Ray anchor, please choose and click on the following icons.

Standard Sizes
Recommended Size
Under construction
Ray in bow
Ray anchor in bow