In photos the Excel can look like a Delta but put the 2 side by side and you will find there are some very significant differences. Besides the Excel having SHHP Approval and Delta doesn't being just one. On the AnchorRight website there is the results of some testing done which shows a huge performance gap between the Excel and Delta.
We have been replacing Deltas with Excels on a range of 40 to 44fter imported yachts, they arrive with Deltas on them. All the owners have had issues with the Delta and all say the Excel just doesn't give them that grief. 90% just swapped equal weight for weight.
The Excel has some quite trick bits in it actually. Rex has even taken into account the liquefaction that can happen in some bottom types as a anchor sets. The name laser cut into it is more than just for pretty, it does a structural job. As much as us kiwis despise having to utter these words about Aussies it is justified this time, 'They are cunning buggers one or 2 of those Aussies'. Yeap, that did hurt, but only a little
In Aussie the SACRA range sells in massive quantities. In NZ they did well but the local distributor got busy with their other business so dropped the ball a bit. Sarca is now being done by another mob
who have picked up the pace again by a lot.
Recently shipment have been going to the UK and garnered some seriously favourable comments by the users there. Also some have filtered into the US again to very very favourable comments, so much so a large outfit has gained the rights to sell them there and have some big shipments arriving, probably have arrived by now. Rex at Anchor-Right, the designers and makers of the SARCA range, seems to have been a little reluctant to expand just in case they dropped the ball. Good to see quality is more the focus than selling for the sake of selling them. Rex and Joy, Mr and Mrs Sarca, are very nice people, yes while even being Aussies, and I'm 100% sure they would more than happily answer any questions as where you could buy them locally or help shipping
one to you.
The Excel and Fortress
are the only 2 SHHP Approved anchors available that don't have rollbars. The other 2 SHHP approved are both rollbar ones, those being the Supreme and Super Sarca.
We have seen a lot of boats go with the Excel rather than change their bows to take a rollbar anchor. Have yet to hear of anyone who isn't happy with their choice.
There are some good videos on their site worth a peek at.