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FORTRESS ANCHORS
Fortress Aluminum Anchors

Lightweight, fast-setting and reliable, this anchor gets fan mail

Made of high-tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy with no welds to weaken the metal, Fortress anchors are not only lightweight, they are strong! And they are versatile as well, with two adjustable shank angles: 32° for sand and 45° for soft mud. They are easy to handle and their light weight helps to minimize weight at the bow. Precisely machined, anodized, interlocking components are corrosion resistant, nonmagnetic and as easy to put together as they are to take apart. For compact storage, we suggest one of the bags offered separately on this page. Made in USA. Type approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Models FX-37 to FX-125 are certified as Super High Holding Power (SHHP) anchors.

  • Style: Pivoting aluminum fluke
  • Material: High tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy
  • Application: Sand and mud
  • Pros: Extra high holding power. Two shank angles hard sand and soft mud. Lightweight and strong. Disassembles for storage.
  • Cons: Less effective on rocky or grassy bottoms. Light weight makes small sizes “sail” under water if boat is drifting backwards quickly.
  • Warranty: Lifetime parts replacement
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
7lb. Aluminum Anchor for 28-32' Boat, Replaces 10-13lb. Steel Anchor, 27"L x 22"W Stock, 16" Fluke Length 388942 FX-11
In stock online.

$149.99

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69lb. Aluminum Anchor for 69'+ Boat, Replaces 100-170lb. Steel Anchor, 56"L x 45"W Stock, 33" Fluke Length 254633 FX-125
In stock online.

$1,489.99

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10lb. Aluminum Anchor for 33-38' Boat, Replaces 14-18lb. Steel Anchor, 31"L x 25"W Stock, 18" Fluke Length 388934 FX-16
In stock online.

$219.99

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15lb. Aluminum Anchor for 39-45' Boat, Replaces 19-28lb. Steel Anchor, 36"L x 29"W Stock, 21" Fluke Length 401588 FX-23
In stock online.

$329.99

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21lb. Aluminum Anchor for 46-51' Boat, Replaces 33-50lb. Steel Anchor, 40"L x 32"W Stock, 24" Fluke Length 401596 FX-37
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$417.99

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32lb. Aluminum Anchor for 52-58' Boat, Replaces 50-65lb. Steel Anchor, 46"L x 37"W Stock, 27" Fluke Length 401604 FX-55
In stock online.

$699.99

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4lb. Aluminum Anchor for 16-27' Boat, Replaces 6-9lb. Steel Anchor, 24"L x 19"W Stock, 14" Fluke Length 420646 FX-7
In stock online.

$99.99

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47lb. Aluminum Anchor for 59-68' Boat, Replaces 70-90lb. Steel Anchor, 51"L x 41"W Stock, 30" Fluke Length 516636 FX-85
In stock online.

$1,029.99

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Lightweight, fast-setting and reliable, this anchor gets fan mail

Made of high-tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy with no welds to weaken the metal, Fortress anchors are not only lightweight, they are strong! And they are versatile as well, with two adjustable shank angles: 32° for sand and 45° for soft mud. They are easy to handle and their light weight helps to minimize weight at the bow. Precisely machined, anodized, interlocking components are corrosion resistant, nonmagnetic and as easy to put together as they are to take apart. For compact storage, we suggest one of the bags offered separately on this page. Made in USA. Type approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Models FX-37 to FX-125 are certified as Super High Holding Power (SHHP) anchors.

  • Style: Pivoting aluminum fluke
  • Material: High tensile aluminum-magnesium alloy
  • Application: Sand and mud
  • Pros: Extra high holding power. Two shank angles hard sand and soft mud. Lightweight and strong. Disassembles for storage.
  • Cons: Less effective on rocky or grassy bottoms. Light weight makes small sizes “sail” under water if boat is drifting backwards quickly.
  • Warranty: Lifetime parts replacement

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4.6

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Holds boat securely (48)
  • Reliable (42)
  • Safe (31)
  • Easy to install (22)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (30)
  • Open water (25)
  • Large boats (23)
  • Docks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (26), Casual/ recreational (22), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My back thanks Fortress!

My back, shoulders and arms thank Fortress for their Aluminum Achors. I traded my 50Lb steel anchor for the Fortress and I could not believe the difference in not only weight...but the...Read complete review

My back, shoulders and arms thank Fortress for their Aluminum Achors. I traded my 50Lb steel anchor for the Fortress and I could not believe the difference in not only weight...but the holding power. It also seems to dig in faster in the lake bottom. We don't use a windlass...so it's my back...or if we have quests...I can sometimes get a volunteer to hoist!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not sure yet

The anchor is light. I have a 17 ft. Alumna craft so space is limited and I'm trying to keep the weight to a minimum. I went out with the anchor one time...Read complete review

The anchor is light. I have a 17 ft. Alumna craft so space is limited and I'm trying to keep the weight to a minimum. I went out with the anchor one time on a windy day, Wind was blowing at 15 to 20 MHP with slight occasional gusts. I used the anchor at two locations. Bottom condition was soft mud, south Louisiana marsh. In both spots the anchor took its time biting the bottom, maybe drifting 20 to 40 feet before grabbing. I have the anchor adjusted to this bottom condition per the instructions. However I have a short Leader chain, Apx. 12" to 15" of 3/8" stainless steel chain. Its what I had on hand. I will get a longer chain, no less than 2' and try the anchor again.

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5.0

The best anchor I have owned.

By Donny

from Victoria, tx

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Grabs very quickly
  • Holds Boat Securely
  • Reliable
  • Very light weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • I use on a 19ft bay boat
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

    I had one before but someone forgot to tie it off. I replaced it with less expensive anchors but none held up to the Fortress. Very easy to use and grabs very quickly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent anchor

    By Steve

    from michigan city in

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Open Water

      Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

      Used as a back anchor is perfect for a 33' cruiser

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The best anchor i buy it in my life

      By El cuba

      from Miami fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Large Boats
          • Open Water
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

          The best anchor

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great back up anchor

          By Hooligan

          from Alaska

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats

            Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

            Lightweight easy to store

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best anchor

            By Jose

            from Ft. Lauderdale

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

            Use while in the Bahamas

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            very light, sets easily

            By none

            from Newport, RI

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                With 6 feet of chain attached the set up is light, easy to toss out and grabs with little to now effort.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding

                By Legal Drug Money

                from Pine Knoll Shores, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Holds Boat Securely
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Open Water

                  Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                  It will hold and give peace of mind.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would recomend this product

                  By Lasalde

                  from Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                  Best and reliable.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great anchor. Extremely light, yet hooks tremendously.

                  By Alex S

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Holds Boat Securely
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Open Water

                    Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                    Since purchased, we have used it in 8 different locations, and they have all hooked on the first try. Make sure it is setup to the correct angle for your use, as there was another boater next to us and was using it as his rear anchor as it never worked for him; when we looked, it was setup to the incorrect setting and that's why it wasn't working for him as in our group there are 2 that own the same exact Fortress FX-7.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great secondary anchor

                    By John

                    from Destin, FL

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Holds Boat Securely
                    • Reliable
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                      Use it as a stern anchor on a Sea Ray 580 Super Sun Sport in Destin FL

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