Open conversations drive innovation
Premiere US-based yacht manufacture Viking Yachts approached Manson Anchors when their Kiwi customer requested two Manson Plough anchors for a new build.
Simply supplying a Plough Anchor to Viking would have filled the prescription, but how could Manson be sure that once it left their factory it would be implemented correctly?
There was an opportunity to provide a more seamless solution to ensure the anchor was supplied and housed correctly.
On review of the boat’s design and open discussions with Viking’s head of engineering the Manson Sales Engineer suggested they make the bow rollers as well. This would ensure a seamless integration and a working unit already commissioned and supplied to the client.
Viking could then install knowing the system was fully operational – one less hurdle for the build.
Following the success of this partnership Viking Yachts approached the Manson/ Bowmaster team to design the anchor system for their 72ft and 82ft range.
Manson’s team presented several options, sketches and prices for an integrated system. The concepts varied in budget and scope, giving the yard the opportunity to explore multiple scenarios. Through this open communication approach an innovative retractable carriage with Manson Boss Anchor was built for the 92-foot Viking Yacht.
Manson/Bowmaster have now supplied Viking with five retractable carriage units as well as a new Ray anchor system for an 82-foot boat. The client could not have been happier with the result. Viking Yachts and Manson Anchors continue to work together.