Not quite Joăo, some are currently being made in NZ again.
Issues with the Chinese at the moment, is the word.
While talking 'ecological anchor', I'd say the Spade and Raya are far better for the environment
than the Rocna or Supreme.
Sure the Spade has lead in it but the lead is well encapsulated in resin so doesn't really come in contact with the water
. And besides it's well away up deep inside where it can never be got at by anything that will rub small bits off that may get eaten and in to the food
chain. Basically the Spades lead would have zero environmental impact except if a whole one got eaten by a whale maybe. I somehow think that is un-likely.
The Raya doesn't have any lead so it's all good there just like the Rocna or Supreme.
So I hear you say "Why does GMac think the Rocna and Supreme are not as nice to the environment
at the other 2?". Good question, let me answer that as it is very simple and very easy to verify.
Drag all 4 anchors through the seabed, all will drag given the right conditions. Now go back and look at the seabed they dragged through. If you look real close at the Rocna website video, assuming it hasn't been edited again and you can just see it.
The Spade and Raya leave a small hump in the seabed with a small slice type mark in the middle of the hump. They leave a surprisingly small mark. Do the same to the Rocna and Supreme and there is a big mess of very disturbed seabed left behind. This extends outwards from the edge of the anchor another 20% there abouts of the anchors width. So if your anchor is 400mm wide the disturbed track will measure approx 600mm.
I do really think this disturbance a big nothing in the big scheme of things and you could possibly argue the disturbed seabed may stir up some food
for the local wild life so it's actually a good thing. But if a hardened Greenie saw the tracks left by all 4 anchors, I bet you they'll be hunting down Rocna and Supreme owners long before the Spade or Raya owners.
Just one bloke view on the environmental issue, or non-issue as he actually sees it. But far be it for me to stand in the way of 'interesting' marketing