ULTRA MARINE WEST
Anchoring is so important; it can make or break your time spent on the water. Quite apart from knowing how to anchor, secure holding in an anchorage often depends on the type of equipment selected.
For decades now, boat owners have relied on the tried and trusted plough, Bruce and Admiralty anchors to guarantee a good night’s sleep when at anchor. These established anchors are usually fairly drab and are probably the least attractive, yet the most important piece of equipment on any boat.
In 2005, a new, shining anchor came to the marine market. The ULTRA Anchor quickly established a reputation for excellent holding power and its adorable stainless steel look. The history of the development of this most technically advanced anchor the world has seen is as interesting, and surprising, as the level of acceptance these brilliantly engineered anchors have achieved.
While most well-known anchors have evolved from the world’s established maritime nations, the ULTRA Anchor was first designed and manufactured by a little known Turkish engineering firm, based in Istanbul. Perhaps most importantly, it was two men’s passion for engineering and boating which led to the development of an anchor that boasts the ultimate in holding power.
Formed in 2000, Boyut Marine was established as the Marine Department of Boyut Mechanical Industry, which had been designing and manufacturing stainless steel machine parts since 1978. The department changed its name to ULTRA Marine in 2012 after their ULTRA branded products become more known than Boyut Marine. With a team of engineers and a warehouse facility well over fifteen times its original facility, but still in the same complex), ULTRA Marine moved into full scale production, fabricating anchors from 316L stainless steel all completely by hand.
Randy Boelsems, the founder of QuicklineUSA, the company distributing all ULTRA product line in the Western Hemisphere since 2006, retired after 10 years as of July 1, 2016 and Ultra Marine purchased QuicklineUSA, changing its name to Ultra Marine West to continue the greatest success of Randy Boelsems in selling ULTRA products in this territory.