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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
Ships when available.

$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
Ships when available.

$1,029.99

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Product Description

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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Fortress AnchorsFortress Aluminum Anchors
 
4.5

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Holds boat securely (41)
  • Reliable (37)
  • Safe (28)
  • Easy to install (20)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Small boats (27)
  • Large boats (21)
  • Open water (21)
  • Docks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (23), Casual/ recreational (18), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), 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

super strong and lightweight

By MJLATL

from Sarasota

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Holds Boat Securely
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

    I was a little nervous because this anchor was only 4lbs for my 26' bowrider but it really held great on the sandbar as the tide was going out and was much easier to use than the 13lb steel version that came with the boat

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best anchor yet

    By 10-18 fishing team

    from Sebastian Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Open Water
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

      I fish Sebastian inlet and hangout with friends at the sandbar there. Got the fx-7 as a recommendation from an employee. I have a 225 cc triton. Holds firmly on the first attempt. Very impressedwith the holding power. Full incoming tide at Sebastian held firmly with no issues. This along with the lifetime parts warranty make this a no brainier. Highly recommended.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best anchor hands down

      By Mike

      from Central Florida

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Open Water
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

        The best anchor....period!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good anchor I think

        By Cam dog

        from Ga

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

        Just measure ur depth before u buy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Jr

        from Fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best anchor k had better than what the Mfg gave
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely
        • Reliable
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

            Easy to pull up

             
            5.0

            Light, Effective, and easy to use,

            By Shackman

            from Tallahassee, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Open Water
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

              My 7 year old sets and lifts my anchor now. It is extremely light and easy to use and yet holds exceptionally well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best anchor I ever used and super light weight

              By Pk

              from Ny

              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:

                Great anchor

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By Manota

                from Fajardo, PR

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Docks
                  • Large Boats
                  • Open Water
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                  Nice anchor!! Hold your boot as soon touch the ground!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Bob

                  from NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                    Light weight and works well

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Truly an amazing anchor

                    By Dave

                    from Florida

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to handle + great holding
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Holds Boat Securely
                    • Reliable
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Boats
                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                      I have owned a Fortress anchor for all of my boats since they came out in the late 80s and I could not be more pleased with this product. It is much easier to handle than heavy steel anchors and it sets and holds better as well, plus it is rustproof and has an unbelievable warranty.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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