With a large displacement hull weighing in at 20 tons and a LOA of 54', Kristina presents a considerable profile to the wind. Tired of dragging their old generation anchor, Tony E. needed a final solution.
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When the champagne bottle christened Shayne and Wendy Tobin's new world cruiser, it met its end against the heel of a Rocna 30. Launched in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, Waiora was built solely by its owners. She is to take the couple, together with daughter Kaya, around the world.
Looking to upgrade his anchoring equipment, Len S. found Rocna Anchors after talking to friends who were existing owners. One particular aquaintance was so enthusiastic about his new anchor, Len decided to invest in a Rocna 30.
The New Zealand Marauder Association has an affinity for Rocna anchors, with some of the feedback reproduced below from their newsletter. A Rocna 10 was donated as a prize for their 2006 National Championships, and the following entry is by the winner.
Multi-million-dollar charter yacht Regal Flyer was very nearly lost on a lee-shore when the shank on her plough anchor seperated from the blade.
Leaving their jobs behind them, Dave and Patricia left the US in early November 2005 after spending several months cruising the East Coast on their new yacht Whisper.
We arrive at Galaxhidi, on the Gulf of Corinth, after an excellent sail that included an hour under spinnaker. Into the little port and go stern-to, only to find the new wall so high that our passerelle forms an angle of nearly 45 degrees, far too steep to walk up or down.
American cruising guru Steve Dashew was interested in new generation anchors, and bought a Rocna for his new 83' ocean-going motoryacht Wind Horse.
Colin Speedie lives in the UK, carrying out marine wildlife research work for The Wildlife Trusts (you can visit their website at www.wildlifetrusts.org) on his yacht Forever Changes.
Craig T. runs Torckler Marine Services and imports to New Zealand the popular Australian Black Watch launches. He also manages for its owners the 62' motor-yacht Kialoa.
We were highly satisfied with the performance of the 20 kg / 44 Lbs Rocna Anchor on our Back Cove 37. Fit launch and retrieval were flawless with no modifications to the stock windlass, platform, or roller. The boat LOD is 38 ft; displacement 21,000 lbs.
We have been impressed with the ease of launching that the curved shank facilitates, previously we used a Rocna which always needed encouragement to leave the vessel.