Specialists in anchoring, deployment and mooring


A removable racey anchor system

The Challenge

Design an underhull submarine system that can be removed for racing purposes.

Bowmaster was approached by Chris Sherlock, Captain of ICAP Leopard, and John Bremner, project manager, at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in November 2012. The team were looking for a custom underhull submarine anchor system for Leopard that could be easily removed when racing to save weight and improve performance.

The main challenge was that this kind of anchor had not been built before. The submarine anchor system technology was still in development, necessitating advanced R&D to achieve results within at time frame of four months. As well as being highly functional, the system needed to be quickly and easily removed.

The Solution

A custom submarine anchor system removed in just two hours.

Bowmaster took their existing submarine anchor design work and applied it to the brief, finishing the custom design of the product and testing it for ICAP Leopard.

The boat sent a splash of their hull to Bowmaster, who then built their turning mechanism system with the exact hullplate.

Manson designed the system so that it could be easily removed by the crew, as requested.

The new anchor system was designed, tested and installed on the yacht in just four months, in time for the yacht to anchor off the 2012 London Olympic Games.