Don't really know Steve. The Rocna is about as simple as you can get of all 4 (Raya, Rocna, Supreme, Spade) so it should be cheaper than the Supreme or all of them really. Obviously the Spade has a huge labour content so does cost the most. I'd say the Supreme and Raya would be similar in cost but that is only a semi-educated guess.
Just checking NZ pricing against the Raya US$ prices (website) converted to NZ$ and including local sales tax of 12.5% -
25lb Supreme has a nice edge with the 800 Raya a bit below the 10kg Rocna.
The 1600 Raya has a small edge on the Supreme 80lber who has a small edge on the 33 Rocna.
It looks like Supreme wins at the smaller end and as you get up to the big beasts Raya looks to have a small edge. Rocna isn't that far away but still the most expensive.
Raya and Supreme appears to be pretty much the same and as Rocna has only just got someone over there who knows but guessing at the most expensive.
In the US it looks like Raya followed by Supreme and up a bit more for Rocna.
All depends on who's dropping their pants price
wise at the retail end at the time. I see Defender is doing hell deals on Supremes at the moment and word is they are rocketing out the door a lot faster than they can be replaced.
Here, Burnsco is prone to dropping their pants so they have dragged the price down to about as low as you can go with the Supreme. They often pretty much give them away.
No-one in NZ makes money
selling anchors. Rocna must do looking at the pricing, mind you they are one of these 'new age' outfits which doesn't do anything themselves, out source everything and just load it on the price. Also you're not allowed to advertise any Rocna price lower than retail, it 'de-values' the product apparently. That price fixing thing is something I don't like personally and it is hurting their sales.
Manson must make some bucks but they do build many 10 of 1000's and I doubt they make much off the smaller end ones. I would tend to think Manson would have the edge overall purely as they make them and do so in large numbers. Economies of scale is all in their favour. You would be surprised, I think, to know how many anchors each year Manson does actually make, it's big and growing. It's all just part of the 'Westie Plan for World Domination'. In a year or 3 they plan to have the entire world driving black Holdens down to their boats to drop off their Supremes and then celabrate with a big bottle of Lion Red
(local joke there incase any offshore
viewers are suddenly confused)
NOTE: I'm comparing 'size for size' rather than weight for weight. If anyone wants to re-calculate (in a sneaky fashion but preferably not) for that and in doing so create anchors which don't actually exist (as one company has in the recent past) feel free but don't expect to be taken seriously.
At the end of it all, they are all very similar in size so have the same metal content and aren't that different from a construction angle, hence they should all be reasonably similar.
That's about all I can tell you Steve.