Bollards enhance the anchors appearance
When FX Yachts were building their flagship 41m Motor Yacht they asked trusted supplier Manson Anchors to provide Dual Ray Anchors for the bow.
With this being a flagship yacht for the company, each aspect of the boat needed to be perfect. This included the bollards, which were considered a key design element of the vessel, and which were designed by the business owner himself.
With a pair of Ray Anchors already underway with sister company Manson Anchors, Bowmaster was asked if they could also handle the fabrication of the bollards. Always keen to assist, Technical Sales Director, Ned Wood, responded with a resolute, “absolutely, yes”.
After confirming the brief with the yard, Bowmaster set about creating an approach that met all design requirements without sacrificing any functionality and most importantly, strength. Once the approach was approved, the fabrication team went about sourcing the highest quality materials for the job.
Once the materials were gathered, each part was cut, shaped, and pressed to create the framework for each bollard.
On completion of the initial bollard, a jig framework was put in place to ensure all eight bollards were perfectly symmetrical and matched to the bolt profile of the yacht during installation.
Through regular effective and open communication, FX Yachts were able to stay up-to-date during the fabrication process and provide approval at each key stage of construction.
The final touch was to hand polish the bollards and provide a perfect finish to what was a unique style of bollard. The company went on to order multiple sets of bollards after such a successful first run.