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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
In stock online.

$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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4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Holds boat securely (38)
  • Reliable (34)
  • Safe (26)
  • Easy to install (18)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (23)
  • Large boats (19)
  • Open water (19)
  • Docks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (20), Casual/ recreational (17), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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

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

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Ask for it to come in a box....

                By Jolly Roger

                from Florida

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Open Water

                  Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                  So I purchased this as a gift for my husband for Christmas, only it was not a surprise due to the fact that it came in clear packaging.
                  Other than his gift not being a surprise it's fine. The order shipped really fast.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Plan to purchase again

                  By Dean

                  from Harkers Island NC

                  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:

                    Very light, good holding power

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great light anchor with very good holding power

                    By Tiki Dude

                    from Tiki Island, Texas

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                        Such a relief after having dealt with a large galvanized steel anchor for years. Has virtually same holding power with half the weight and equal strength. Makes a huge difference when you are hauling up an anchor in 50' of water. Saves the back for sure!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not sure yet

                        By Joe

                        from Houma, LA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • LIGHT

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fortress Aluminum Anchors:

                            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.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            pick up in store, it was a good shopping experience

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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