Fortress Marine Anchors - Fortress Anchors

Fortress Anchors
$437.50
Current Stock:
SKU:
FX-7 to FX-125
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

No Other Anchors Compare with Fortress, the Best Value in Anchoring Safety and Convenience

In test after test, from coast to coast and from around the world, no anchor in history has been called "The World's Best Anchor" by more boaters and respected marine experts than Fortress ... and for good reason. 

Years of research and development, high-tech materials and manufacturing, and thousands of real world tests are your assurance of performance, quality and value. Fortress weighs only half as much as heavier steel anchors and yet outperforms them all. 

All Fortress Anchors feature Mud Palms designed to help the anchor set faster in any type of sea bottom. Mud Palms create a "lift" to the crown of the anchor, causing the flukes to point more directly to the seabed. This helps the anchor set faster ... in any bottom.

The Fortress anchor comes in eight sizes capable of anchoring boats between 16 ft (5 m) and 150 ft (46 m)!

 

Fortress Marine Anchors – Selection Guide
Anchor size recommendations are for boats of average windage and proportions, 30 knots of wind, average bottom conditions, and moderate protection from open seas.
For storm conditions, we recommend using an anchor one or two sizes larger
Fortress Model   FX-7 FX-11 FX-16 FX-23 FX-37 FX-55 FX-85 FX-125
Boat Length (ft) 16-27 28-32 33-38 39-45 46-51 52-58 59-69 69-150
  (m) 5-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-15 16-18 18-21 21-46
Weight (lb) 4 7 10 15 21 32 47 69
  (kg) 1.8 3.2 4.5 6.8 9.5 14.5 21.3 31.3
Replaces Steel Fluke Anchors (lb) 6-9 10-13 14-18 19-28 33-50 50-56 70-90 100-170
  (kg) 3-4 5-6 6-8 9-13 15-23 23-29 32-41 45-77
Holding Power
32° Hard Sand Holding (lb) 2800 3600 5000 8000 12000 16000 21000 27000
  (kg) 1270 1630 2270 3630 5440 7260 9530 12250
45° Soft Mud Holding (lb) 840 1080 1500 2400 3600 4800 6300 8100
  (kg) 380 490 680 1090 1633 2180 2860 3670
32° Soft Mud Holding (lb) 420 540 750 1200 1800 2400 3150 4050
  (kg) 190 220 340 540 820 1090 1430 1840
Support Hardware
Proof Coil Chain in (mm) 3/16 (5) ¼ (6) 5/16 (8) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) ½ (13) ½ (13) ½ (13)
Nylon Rope in (mm) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) ½ (12) 5/8 (16) ¾ (18) 7/8 (22) 1 (24) 1 ¼ (32)
Shackle Size in (mm) ¼ (6) ¼ (6) 5/16 (8) 3/8 (9) 7/16 (12) ½ (13) 5/8 (16) 5/8 (16)
Use three-strand nylon rope and a minimum of 6 ft (2 m) of chain for every 25 ft (8 m) of water depth. Be sure to use enough chain and rope for a minimum 5:1 scope.

 

FEATURES

  • Precision-machined from an aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only hlaf the weight
  • Can be disassembled
  • Lifetime Parts Replacement Warranty
  • Adjustable 32° to 45° fluke angle
  • Tough anodized finish

 

RESULTS

  • Easy to manage weight
  • Rustproof
  • Sharper than heavy, dull-edged steel anchors
  • Will set faster and penetrate deeper into common sea bottoms for incredible holding power
  • Excellent as a spare or storm anchor
  • Easy to store
  • Free LIFETIME replacement of any damaged anchor part (customer pays for shipping and handling costs only)
  • Exclusive and patented feature which dramtically increases holding power in problem soft mud bottoms
  • Handsome and durable appearance
  • Corrosion resistant