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Spade Anchors

We have vast knowledge of multihulls in general and especially the Corsair Trimarans that you would be hard pressed to find else where. Over approximately 20 years of selling and servicing Corsair boats we have accumulated many parts and custom items that you could not find elsewhere. Let us know what it is you need!

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SPADE ANCHORS:

The Multihull Source is the exclusive Spade Anchor

dealer for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Spade Anchors, we believe, are the best all around anchors in the world!!! 

Spade Anchors are safe, easy to use, and are available in sizes to fit any boat.

  • It doesn’t require the use of any special mooring line, or anchoring technique
  • It can be used with a low rope-length to depth ratio
  • It is painted bright yellow so you can visually check how well it’s dug in
  • It is self-launching and self-retrieving
  • It fits snugly on most bow rollers, presenting a rounded forward surface
  • It can be easily dismantled into shank and body for storage or transport

This product’s unique design is what makes it so effective. The Spade Anchor’s shape allows it to plow the sea floor as it moves through it. Once within the sea floor, the concave shape of the anchor is designed to compact the sea floor and not move. This product is so versatile it is available in three materials (steel, aluminum and stainless steel) and ten sizes! All Spade Anchors, regardless of size or material, will work with the same efficiency.

SPADE DEMO VIDEO

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Manufacturer's website:            http://www.spadeanchorusa.com

PRICING AND SIZES:


SPADE "S" STEEL
for catamaran one size above

Boat Size

Model

Lbs.

Surface Sq. cm

Price



SPADE STEEL
boat <21ft <2,200lbs

S 40

12

400

$270.00



SPADE STEEL
boat <24ft<4,850lbs

S 60

21

600

$425.25



SPADE STEEL
boat <41ft < 14,330lbs

S 80

33

800

$628.00



SPADE STEEL
boat < 52ft <26,450lbs

S100

44

1000

$756.00



SPADE STEEL
boat < 59ft <35,270lbs

S120

55

1200

$999.00



SPADE STEEL
boat < 65ft <44,000lbs

S140

66

1400

$1,175.00



SPADE STEEL
boat < 75ft <50,700lbs

S160

77

1600

$1,390.00



SPADE STEEL
boat < 75ft <57,300lbs

S180

99

1800

$1,670.00

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SPADE STEEL
boat <82ft <66,130lbs

S200

121

2000

$1,819.40


SPADE "SQ" HIGH RESISTANCE SPECIFIC STEEL

SPADE STEEL
boat <98ft <88,180lbs

SQ240

165

2400

$3,469.50

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SPADE STEEL
boat 121,330 - 330,900 lbs

SQ380

243

3800

$5,606.55


SPADE " A" ALUMINUM
for catamaran one size above

SPADE ALU
boat <21ft <2,200lbs

A 40

6

400

$414.00



SPADE ALU
boat <24ft<4,850lbs

A 60

10

600

$568.80



SPADE ALU
boat <34ft < 9,920lbs

A 80

15

800

$766.80



SPADE ALU
boat < 52ft<26,450lbs

A100

26

1000

$1,180.80



SPADE ALU
boat < 65 <44,000lbs

A140

41

1400

$1,616.40



SPADE ALU
boat <82ft <66,000lbs

A200

57

2000

$2,198.40

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SPADE "X" STAINLESS STEEL
for catamaran one size above

SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat <21ft <2,200lbs

X 40

12

400

$709.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat <24ft<4,850lbs

X 60

21

600

$924.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat <41ft < 14,330lbs

X 80

33

800

$1,540.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat < 52ft <26,450lbs

X100

44

1000

$1,995.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat < 59ft <35,270lbs

X120

55

1200

$2,363.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat < 65ft <44,000lbs

X140

66

1400

$2,704.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat < 75ft <50,700lbs

X160

77

1600

$3,045.00



SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat < 75ft <57,300lbs

X180

110

1800

$3,780.00

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SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat <82ft <66,130lbs

X200

121

2000

$5,176.00


SPADE "XHR" SUPER STAINLESS STEEL

SPADE STAINLESS STEEL
boat <98ft <88,180lbs

XHR240

165

2400

$8,601.49

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SPADE ANCHOR - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 1 - Do you consider the SPADE anchor good for all bottom types?

We can only say that the SPADE anchor will hold better than most models. In very soft mud, equivalent sized flat anchors with an opening angle of 45 degrees (between fluke and shank) will give better results – but only in this type of sea bottom. On the whole, we believe the SPADE to be the best all round anchor on the market. Some sea bottoms are more difficult than others: thick weed, shingle, boulders, or flat rock surfaces all make difficult bottoms for anchors.

2 – Does the aluminum SPADE have the same holding as the steel version of the same size?

Holding power of an anchor has very little relation to its weight. Holding power has a much closer relation to the size, and the shape, of the effective surface area of the anchor’s blade. Because each model of our anchors will have the same effective surface area, whether made of steel or of aluminium, each anchor will have the same holding power. Several independent tests, by nautical magazines have confirmed that our aluminium anchors hold with exactly the same power as the steel version of the same size although it is important to note that we only recommend the use of an aluminium anchor as a secondary anchor.

3- How do you recommend I connect my anchor to my chain?

There are a large number of purpose built anchor connectors on the market, the majority of these are simply inadequate and are prone to failure.  They were originally designed to overcome the problems associated with using a normal shackle which tends to get caught on a bow roller during recovery.  If this is not likely to be a problem, we advise using a shackle of one size greater than that of the chain. 

 4 – Does your aluminum model have the same weight distribution that your steel one?

 All our models – steel, aluminium or stainless steel – are well balanced, with nearly 50% of the anchor’s total weight on its tip, giving the SPADE the best penetration qualities of the designs presently available.

5 – Does the lighter weight of an aluminum SPADE mean that it will not penetrate as well as a steel version of the same size?

This is true; the model in steel will dig in slightly more readily than the equivalent aluminium version. However, due to its superior design (which gives 50% of the weight on the tip), an aluminium SPADE will have better penetration qualities than most other types of steel anchor of equivalent size (which, because of the materials, will be twice the weight of the aluminium SPADE). And we remind you that once set; the aluminium SPADE will have the same holding power as the steel SPADE. Both will be far superior to other types of anchor of equivalent size.

6 – Do SPADE anchors fit bow rollers designed for “plough” anchors?

Yes, usually there are no problems. You can now download a dimensions chart from this website.

7 – What type of aluminum are you using? Is it more prone to bending than steel?

We use a marine grade aluminium alloy, and its resistance is less than that of steel. Therefore, we use heavier grades to compensate. But, we will always suggest using the steel model as a main anchor and the aluminium one as a secondary to stern anchor.

8 – Following your recommendation, what would be the best use of your aluminum model?

We will suggest our aluminium model as a secondary or stern anchor; or as a main anchor if your boat is a light weight catamaran; or if you are frequently racing; or if you have a large boat and no electric windlass.

9 – Tunisia sounds like an odd country to operate from. Why do SPADE operate out of Tunisia?

SPADE is based in Tunisia for similar reasons that many North American industries base themselves in Mexico. Tunisia is an ex-French colony in North Africa. It is a stable state where labour rates are lower than in France, and bureaucracy is simpler. With its well developed infrastructure it is an ideal base from which French businesses launch new products into Europe – and to the world.


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