Removable racing anchor system
Manson was approached by Chris Sherlock, the Captain of ICAP Leopard, and John Bremner, Project Manager at the Marine Equipment TradeShow (METS). The team were looking for a custom underhull submarine anchor system for Leopard that could easily be 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 the short time frame of four months.
As well as being highly functional, the system needed to be quickly and easily removed.
Manson Anchors 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 then sent a splash of their hull to Manson, who built the turning mechanism system with the exact hullplate.
Manson designed the system so that it could be easily removed by the crew within two hours, 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 out at the 2012 Olympics in the UK.
This Patented system has since become renowned industry wide.