This is one of the most popular choices for boaters – it has a wide range of applications, can handle strong currents and challenging conditions with ease. Fortress Anchors have out-performed heavier steel anchors in holding tests at various locations for over 3 decades.

Machine manufactured using advanced computer-aided design from a high-tensile, corrosion and rust-proof aluminum and magnesium alloy. This means no welds or weak spots and no manufacturing defects. It’s Flukes can be set at 2 angles – it’s sharp, strong, and can easily penetrate and find purchase in most sea, river, and lake beds making it the perfect option for performance catamarans and small motor boats measuring 16 to 27 feet long.

It has been tested by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard – quality assured.

It can be fiddly to put together for the inexperienced.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Easy flat stowage, easy to retrieve, tough and durable
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    Digs in well in sand and soft mud
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    Aluminium so suitable for dingy use too proven design
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    Proven design
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    Exceptional value for money
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    Benefits from same holding power of heavier anchor when flukes set properly
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    100% hassle-free lifetime warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markIt fowls easily in grass/weedy bottoms and rocks
  • check-markLess holding power per weight. The holding power is achieved through the surface area of the flukes and not the weight so it is physically larger than a comparative anchor. However it does come apart for stowage
  • check-markIf not set properly it will not hold
  • check-markIf the boat drifts over the anchor, opposite direction to which the anchor was set the anchor can pull free

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Fortress Fx Fluke Anchor Product Image

Fortress FX Fluke Anchor

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Easy flat stowage, easy to retrieve, tough and durable
  • check-mark
    Digs in well in sand and soft mud
  • check-mark
    Aluminium so suitable for dingy use too proven design
  • check-mark
    Proven design
  • check-mark
    Exceptional value for money
  • check-mark
    Benefits from same holding power of heavier anchor when flukes set properly
  • check-mark
    100% hassle-free lifetime warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markIt fowls easily in grass/weedy bottoms and rocks
  • check-markLess holding power per weight. The holding power is achieved through the surface area of the flukes and not the weight so it is physically larger than a comparative anchor. However it does come apart for stowage
  • check-markIf not set properly it will not hold
  • check-markIf the boat drifts over the anchor, opposite direction to which the anchor was set the anchor can pull free

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