So, is anyone selling these in North America yet?
This should help.
This afternoon I phoned Rex Francis in Melbourne who is the CEO of Anchor
and the developer of the SARCA anchors to ask him if his anchors were available in the USA.
We had a really good discussion & he was very helpfull and I emailed him the link to this SARCA post in our forum. He has now kindly emailed me with a detailed reply for me to place on the forum which will give everyone an understanding of the current
situation regarding the USA & Europe
Here is his reply email
Thanks for your enquiry and kind words Re performance of the Super Sarca, it’s comments- results like yours that makes the many years of developing product worthwhile.
The link you sent me to the cruisers forum is most rewarding for our hard work
and good to see it is starting to filter through, we have not exported other than a pallet load at a time to customers that simply organized it between themselves to reduce freight.
I am not all that interested in exporting and would prefer a reputable company to take on the manufacturing in the U.S. and distribution of the European market, yes we have had plenty put up their hand but have not had solid commitment backed with the passion our product’s need to properly service
Here in Australia –New Zealand the popularity of product range has just kept us so busy exporting was out of the question, however just prior to Christmas Seacor Environmental Products LLC in Seattle
, Joe Smith is the man to contact, this company contacted us and committed themselves there and then ordering a good quantity of large Super Sarca anchors and assured us there would be more orders to come, so if ever the time was right anyone in the U.S. should give this company a ring and show an expression of interest to purchase
However we do have some powerful interest at the moment from a company keen to manufacture our product range in the north of America, if this happens and is looking positive it could still be a way down the track, distribution will no longer be a problem throughout Europe
, but in the interim give Seacor a ring.
If you have any questions, I notice someone raised the question on the forum as to where our products are made and wanted to find out if they were glued together, Unfortunately we haven’t been able to find a glue that is more efficient than welding, all product is made here in Australia using only quality steel
Another comment was the old guy in Oz, steady it just wasn’t my best profile.
How do we know this steel
is sufficient, field tested independently by recognized testing station and then proof testing to meet the require load to determine warranty of SUPER High Holding Power Anchors.
Our R&D gives you an insight as to how our field testing is achieved, many times testing has been witnessed by various bodies of the marine
regulators such as Lloyds, officers from the N.M.S.C. National Marine Safety
Committee and many other independents such as boat
builders and product distributors.
If anyone is interested in the proof testing method, how and why it achieves anchor
strengths results send me an email, we are more than happy to share any info you may want.
Steve I have probably given you more information than you intended, that is a problem when you have passion from what you do, regardless of all testing and technical jargon at the end of the day we need valuable feedback from people such as yourself to confirm we are going in the right direction.
Thank you once again, make sure you drop in at the Sydney boat show
, I would certainly like to meet you.
CEO of Anchor Right Australia.