Rocna: Designed by a sailor for fellow boaters

The Rocna anchor was designed by New Zealand sailor Peter Smith, who has been designing, building, and sailing boats since the early 1960’s.

Crafted by seasoned sailor Peter Smith, Rocna anchors embody a legacy of nautical expertise and a passion for designing and building anchors, in addition to sailing. With a sailing journey spanning the globe and over 350,000 nautical miles, Peter confronted the universal challenge every boater faces: the quest for a reliable anchor that doesn’t falter, regardless of the seabed.

“Your anchor should provide you and your crew with reliability, security, and confidence,” says Peter. A lifetime of nautical experience worldwide was poured into an anchor initially conceived for Peter’s own use which became the original Rocna. Peter wanted to change the status quo for himself and other boaters. That’s why our range of new-generation anchors are easy to use, set instantly on most seabeds, and provide rock solid holding power to be trusted for ultimate peace of mind.

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The archetypal highly acclaimed, tested and proven, New Zealand design. Peter’s original solution is widely trusted by respected boaters from Jimmy Cornell to Jérôme Poncet for its precision setting, holding power, and versatility. The economical and rock solid choice for use anywhere on the planet and on any vessel.

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Universal Appeal

The Vulcan capitalizes on finely tuned design elements from the Rocna, infusing proven Rocna performance advantages with patented new solutions to old challenges. Platforms and bowsprits are less inconvenience as no roll-bar and a carefully designed shank ensure a snug fit on the bows of a widely expanded range of vessels.

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Rocna Mk II

Perfecting the Ideal

An idealized form of the Rocna design, the Mk II refines every element close to perfection. Upgrades in performance and strength build on the original’s pedigree of dependability. For ultimate performance and safety, the Rocna Mk II is the world’s premier anchoring investment. Designed and built without compromise, it’s rock solid.

“By far the best anchor I have ever used, and l’ve used most… excellent!”

— Colin Speedie,
professional yachtsman, author, and marine conservationist

“The Rocna was a powerful, impressive performer in our tests, recording instant sets at multiple 5,000 lb maximum (or near max) pulls at 5:1 scope.”

— Yachting Monthly

“It took me years with many trials to achieve, in discovering the Rocna anchor, foolproof holding power…”

— Jérôme Poncet,
southern latitudes sailing pioneer


Rock Solid Anchors.

Since 2004, the Rocna has led worldwide anchor tests as published in the likes of SAIL, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Voile, and more. Because of the Rocna’s reliable and convincing performance against its competition, Rocna is trusted to be rock solid in the real world.

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PATENTED INNOVATION Covered by one or more of patents: US8950352, NZ620976, NZ602454, NZ620973, CA2790598, CA2922499, CA2922515, GB2505931, GB2518531, GB2518530, and/or registered designs: EU 000390687, GB 90003906870001.

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