''All our boats are fitted with ROCNA anchors and plenty of anchor chain. We have tried pretty much every anchor out there, and without doubt, in our opinion, the ROCNA anchor when utilised with plenty of chain, gives you the best chance of staying put when the wind blows.' Nisos Yacht Charter, Ionian Islands, Greece. 2017
'I love my Rocna anchor. The thing about the Delaware is that there really aren’t many bail out points…or harbors…or coves. It’s pretty much reedy grassland with a couple of small rivers. I found a spot behind a small island and followed the single marker in (see the tower in the above picture? That’s it.) Yep, same old story — 6…5…4.5, hard to starboard…29…35…9…11…6…all this while dodging crab pots and dealing with a 2 knot current. We anchored in 8 feet with the current against the wind. The Rocna grabbed hard.' Richard & Ruth Stanley SV Spirit, October 2016
''Raving About Our Rocna, The fact we’ve been hanging off our Rocna for months on end is encouraging. The bay in which we currently reside sees afternoon gusts of around 15-20 knots and we no longer bother with the second anchor. We’re sitting pretty on 45m chain in 10m of water and that Rocna hasn’t budged. Of course we could be doing the same with the CQR but knowing how quickly that Rocna set I just feel more comfortable on the Rocna. (It’s worth noting that for three of those six months tied to the jetty we had but 25m of chain out in 10m of water, which possibly indicates how settled that anchor was once set.)' FOLLOWTHEBOAT, 2009.
The very first night I used my new Rocna Anchor we got hit with 30 knots sustained winds gusting much higher. The weather guessers had called for a 10 knot breeze through the night yet there we were anchored 75 yards above a solid rock sea wall pitching like a bucking bronco. By morning I had coined the term Rocna’d to sleep. Posted by Stormy in Sailing Blog March 2015
Our experience with the Rocna is confined to the Caribbean where there is no Scottish kelp, but it sets in a very short distance and if it does not set you can be confident it has got foul of something like a tyre or a lobster pot.
It is said that, apart from the day you buy your first yacht and the day you sell your last one, the third best day in a yachtsman's life is the day he throws away his CQR and buys a Rocna.
We have complete faith in this anchor and it digs right in, which a CQR rarely does, usually just lying on its side.
John & Christine Lytle Bowman 40 'Oriole' (Yachting World Dec.2016.)
Vulcan 33 on John Millard’s Leopard 46 Catamaran (August 2018)
“I just purchased a Vulcan 33 from West Marine and I’ve been blown away by its holding ability. I’ve been very impressed!
We have been in some pretty serious conditions: over 40 knots of wind and no dragging at all, whatsoever! I’ve been very, very happy with my purchase.”