The Fiorentino Para Anchor exclusive Offshore Anchor includes the world's first Anchor Stabilizer "the Para-Ring". Engineered by offshore safety experts, it's the only parachute anchor to self adjust in heavy seas and strong ocean currents. Featuring the first and only lightweight parachute sea anchor that absorbs massive shock loads without blowing panels or twisting parachute lines. That means no collapsing canopies, which can make quite a difference when sailing in storm conditions!
Fiorentino's patented design makes it easy for any crew member to deploy safely every time. Simply drop the rolled up unit into the water. Fiorentino's Para-Ring and precision weight placement quickly sink the para-anchor below dangerous waves. The fast submersion fully inflates the parachute canopy immediately. Secure your anchor line, your done!
Pack away in two minutes or less with Fiorentino's Fast-PAK!. All you do is roll it up like a sleeping bag and place everything in one bag...not two or three! Its intelligent design lets you keep it simple, so you can concentrate on cruising.
Included with your Anchor:
- Fast-Pak Stowage Bag
- Exclusive Stainless Para-Ring
- High Quality Stainless Swivel
- Custom Weight Placement
- Photo-Filled Instruction Manual
- Expert Technical Support
- Impressive 5-Year Warranty
(Anchor Rode and trip line not included.)
The Fiorentino Para Anchor Size Chart applies only to para-anchors manufactured by Fiorentino in the U.S.A. When sizing your para-anchor, always consider: vessel design, length, weight, windage, beam, draft, and intended use.
1. Small Vs Large Diameter - If you're not sure whether to use a small or large para-anchor, going larger may be the better choice. Larger para-anchors provide maximum drift control.
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2. Heaving to makes a difference - Sailboats that heave to in most cases can use a smaller para-anchor because the boat's hull creates more resistance when it drags through the water. Another option is to deploy one straight off the bow. Heaving to allows more flexibility on Fiorentino's size chart. For example, a 36" sailboat with a full keel and cruising weight of 20,000 lbs. can heave to nicely with a 9' para-anchor. A 12' para-anchor is needed when deploying the para-anchor straight off the bow.
3. Windage also matters - Owners of multihull sailboats and power vessels with super structures or towers should consider going one size up from what they would normally choose.
* 4. Primary use - How you plan to use your para-anchor determines the size needed. Decide whether you use your para-anchor primarily for comfort, safety, or work. For example, the research vessel "Mako" is an 80-foot, 143-gross ton ship that effectively uses a 24' Fiorentino para-anchor to stabilize the boat. That means crew members sleep more comfortably. If safety is the primary concern, a 28- to 34-foot anchor is a better choice. If the Mako were a commercial fishing boat, the better choice would be a 34' to 40' para-anchor to completely stabilize the boat for fishing. Fiorentino's Offshore Para-Anchors are built with exceptional durability and strength in mind to handle larger vessels.
|Cruising Weight||Boat Length||Anchor Size|
|50,000||65'||21'||*over 50,000||*over 65'||24' - 40'|
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