Our Design Process

Our Design Process

Our Design Process

Just as a superyacht is a designer vessel, our anchors too can be custom designed to complement the boat. Our design team can provide CAD drawings of your anchor and advice on specific anchoring deployment systems or stowage arrangements.

Costs vary depending on the extent of the modification involved, but we can generally accommodate most requests. We manufacture Plough, Supreme, Ray, Kedge, Hiding and Ultimus anchors in any size stipulated in design requirements.

All our anchors, except our SHHP Supreme, are classed as HHP and Class Society, and can be certified to all major classification societies (Lloyd’s Register, GL, ABS, DNV and RINA). If you are after a one-off custom designed anchor for your project we can work with you on this and ensure it is class approved.

Anchors are available in galvanised execution, built from Lloyd’s Register minimum Grade A steel, and in mirror polished and glass bead blasted stainless steel from either 316L (1.4404) or SAF2205 (1.4462) material grades.

Classification Societies

The Classification Societies Manson Anchors can be built to are:  

  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Germanischer Lloyd
  • ABS
  • DNV
  • RINA

Pricing for certification varies on each anchor and attended to on a case-by-case basis.

For examples of custom design check out our superyacht gallery.


Manson fabricate all our product from Lloyd’s Register approved plate steel, the same shapes and sizes are produced whether the anchors are galvanised or stainless. Production builders find this particularly useful when offering stainless as an optional upgrade, as no modifications to the anchor pocket and hawse pipe are necessary.

Proof Load and Testing

All anchors to be supplied for class vessels need to have individual proof testing, weld inspections and individual stamping supplied with certificates. For this, surveyors from the relevant class society must visit and conduct all testing on site at our facility. We have a fully certified in-house hydraulic test jig to conduct all our testing on.


Anchors can be personalised by stamping the vessels name onto the shank.


Manson will deliver all product worldwide. As a general guide, freight costs normally work out to be about 1-2% of order cost (above minimums) when traveling seafreight, and 8-10% when airfreight. Quotes for freighting can be given in anchor pricing.