Editor's Choice: Ultra Anchor

We reckon if shininess was a measure of how good a product is, then Ultra Marine's anchor would be up there at the top of the list.After all, how many boat anchors are hand made then hand polished to give them that extra sparkle – so much so in Ultra’s case you practically need a pair of welder’s goggles to look at them even on a dull day?! In creating its super cool anchor, Ultra Marine began by setting out a […] This article Editor's Choice: Ultra Anchor appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Editor's Choice: Ultra Anchor

We reckon if shininess was a measure of how good a product is, then Ultra Marine's anchor would be up there at the top of the list.

After all, how many boat anchors are hand made then hand polished to give them that extra sparkle – so much so in Ultra’s case you practically need a pair of welder’s goggles to look at them even on a dull day?!

In creating its super cool anchor, Ultra Marine began by setting out a stall called quality and took it from there.

Constructed of high grade 316L and 318LN Duplex stainless steel, and with a lead filled tip to achieve the optimal weight distribution.

The Ultra anchor is not only good looking and well balanced but also a tough piece of kit designed to take whatever the ocean decides to throw at it for years to come.

In fact, Ultra Marine’s confidence in its product is such that it comes with a lifetime warranty.

In technology terms, this is an advanced piece of kit too. The shank has been made hollow to lower the centre of gravity, thereby ensuring the Ultra anchor always hits the sea bed the right way up and in the attack position.

Down at the sharp end, a curved tip faces downwards to grab and penetrate without having to rely on the weight of the chain.

There’s also what Ultra Marine call a ‘scratch-catch’ point at the bottom which prevents dragging and provides an instant set when the anchor moves.

In addition to helping the Ultra anchor bury itself deeper, the side wings have been designed to stabilise the anchor as it digs in.

The underside of the unit is flat so that when the anchor is recovered it pivots on the flat section to aid the release. Lastly, there’s an anti chain-foul bar to prevent snagging and to which a trip line can be attached.

Price: From €688.80 (inc. VAT)

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Editor’s Choice: Baltic Athena lifejacket

We're not planning on going overboard here, but once in a while a new lifejacket comes along that's definitely worth a big shout out – which is exactly the case with the recently-launched Baltic Athena range.The Baltic Athena is the company’s first female-specific lifejacket. As such, it’s a lightweight, slim and supple piece of kit which has been designed both to look good and be comfortable and unrestrictive enough to be worn at all times while onboard. And that’s key, for as Baltic themselves rightly point out, lifejackets only work […] This article Editor’s Choice: Baltic Athena lifejacket appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Editor’s Choice: Baltic Athena lifejacket

We're not planning on going overboard here, but once in a while a new lifejacket comes along that's definitely worth a big shout out – which is exactly the case with the recently-launched Baltic Athena range.

The Baltic Athena is the company’s first female-specific lifejacket. As such, it’s a lightweight, slim and supple piece of kit which has been designed both to look good and be comfortable and unrestrictive enough to be worn at all times while onboard.

And that’s key, for as Baltic themselves rightly point out, lifejackets only work if they’re worn – and their experience is that lifejackets which are comfortable and provide freedom of movement are the ones most likely to succeed on that front.

To further add to its appeal, the Baltic Athena has been ergonomically designed to make it easy to put on without having to pass over the head.

It’s easily secured with a padded Velcro and quick release buckle, and the auto-inflation valve is uniquely positioned on a diagonal axis low down away from the bust to prevent chafing.

Available in a singe size, 40-120 kg, the 165 Newton jacket is fully adjustable and can accommodate a chest width of 70 to 140 cm.

Completing the Baltic Athena’s lengthy list of features are padding for extra comfort, an airy mesh lining and a choice of three colour combinations; white/pink, navy/white and black/grey.

We all know it makes sense to wear a lifejacket, and if you ever happen to slip into the drink (after a drink, perhaps…) you’ll be pleased and relieved that you were wearing yours as you take the plunge.

So we applaud Baltic, who have been manufacturing lifejackets for over 40 years and live by their philosophy that it is impossible to compromise on quality and function, for this new and attractive addition to its range.

Price: £149.99 (inc. VAT)

Buy it now on Baltic.se

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Read YBW’s guide to the best lifejackets on the market.

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