When Alain Poiraud
designed the first SPADE anchor in the mid 1990's, little did he know that
his new anchor was about to launch a new era in anchoring technology.
Originally designed to penetrate
Mediterranean sea-grass, the SPADE anchor has now been proven in tests and
experiences the world over and represents a giant leap forward in anchor
The "Dyson" of the anchor world, Alain, a
retired engineer was turned away by anchor manufacturers when he tried
to sell his patents to fund his cruising life, so he set up a factory in
Tunisia himself and his anchor is now famous the world over.