Spade Anchor - Aluminium A Series

Lightweight Aluminium

High Holding Power

Designed by Alain Poiraud

Excellent stowable spare anchor

Spade claim to be the world's most reliable anchor

£ 395.00 inc VAT

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Please allow up to 14 days delivery from our manufacturing partners for the Aluminium A Series Anchors

Spade Anchor features:

Spade stowage - the Spade is designed to be dismantled with ease for convenient storage until required for deployment

Spade - unique triangular ballast chamber filled with lead - designed to land the anchor at the optimum angle for penetration every time (a similar angle to a chisel being used in wood) and, just as importantly, locates 50% of the total weight directly over the penetrating tip, maximising the Spade's ability to dig in to the most impenetrable sea beds e.g. Mediterranean sea grass, thick weed and kelp

Spade digs in - beginning the second it lands on the seabed, assisted by the Spade's optimum angle and weight distribution.

Spade holds - by presenting it's full surface area towards the direction of load - the larger the surface area, the greater the holding power. Any load sufficient enough to move the anchor will cause it to bury further, whereas a convex* blade can pull out with a sudden wind or tide shift, the SPADE's concave blade will remain buried. A concave blade acts a bit like a parachute under the seabed and continues to remain buried and offer maximum resistance  even when the load is so great that it begins to move.  The SPADE will not pull out during wind or tide shifts, instead it chisels its way around to the new direction.

Spade keeps on holding - built to withstand enormous loads as they keep holding long after other anchors have dragged.

Spade anchors are built for optimum performance rather than down to a price and come with a six month manufacturer full satisfaction warranty.

Spade Video

The Spade video illustrates that:
Spade digs in immediately
Spade will turn during wind and tide shifts without pulling free
Spade will always land at the optimum angle for penetration but should it somehow land upside down it will flip over instantly
Spade unique design means that it willpenetrate even when clogged with mud or sand
Spade can be dismantled for convenient stowage - the two pieces are held together by one NON load bearing bolt.

Spade 7 point safety criteria:

  1. The anchor must dig in fast.
  2. The anchor must bury deep.
  3. The anchor must give the maximum holding power without dragging.
  4. The anchor must offer a constant resistance to movement – even if it eventually moves under extreme load.
  5. The anchor must hold despite wind or current shifts.
  6. The anchor rode must not be able to snag the anchor.
  7. The anchor must be strong enough to withstand very high loads.

Spade anchors deliver on all 7 safety criteria and in addition Spade Anchors offer these extra benefits:

  • Spade does not require the use of a special mooring line, or anchoring technique.
  • Spade can be used with a low rode length to depth ratio
  • Spades are painted bright yellow so you can visually check how well they are dug in
  • Spades are self-launching and self-retrieving.
  • Spades fit snugly on most bow rollers, presenting a rounded forward surface
  • Spades can be easily dismantled into shank and body, for storage or transport

Spade size relates to Surface Area e.g.  A40 = 400 square centimetres

Aluminium A Series Spade Anchors are much lighter size for size than Galvanised or Stainless Steel making them ideal as stowable spare, secondary or kedge anchors.

Spade Quote: "Aluminium version not recommended for use as primary anchor" and "Select one size larger for multihulls"

Spade Dimensions

Aluminium Spade A Series Sizing and Dimensions Chart
Size / WeightSurface AreaA/B/C/D/E/F/G (mm)Monohull LengthMonohull DisplacementMultihull LengthMultihull Displacement
A40 = 2.5kg400cm²578 / 228 / 242 / 264 / 435 / 270 / 6<6.5m<1TN/AN/A
A60 = 4.5kg600cm²687 / 287 / 295 / 315 / 518 / 335 / 6<7.5m<2T<6.5m<1T
A80 = 7kg800cm²785 / 324 / 325 / 345 / 589 / 346 / 8<10.5m<4.5T<7.5m<2T
A100 = 12kg1000cm²892 / 365 / 380 / 392 / 670 / 393 / 8<12.5m<6.5T<10.5m<4.5T
A120not available    
A140 = 18.5kg1400cm²1053 / 415 / 445 / 462 / 464 / 12<18m<15T<12.5m<6.5
A160not available    
A180not available    
A200 = 26kg2000cm²1200 / 505 / 545 / 532 / 910 / 530 / 12<25m<30T<18m<15T

The latest Spade Anchor specification and Size Chart

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