With a proven pedigree in the world of wooden yacht masts and oars, our skills and knowledge have often been called upon within similar industries. As a glue-lam specialist and with the flexibility and facilities to take on a wide range of projects, diversification has become common place.
With the growing demand for traditional and sustainable materials within modern architecture, internal and external columns, both structural and cosmetic, have become regular work to satisfy this growing market. With the ability to turn almost any size of column from a variety of materials, there is little we cannot accommodate.
The link below will highlight some of the bespoke projects we have undertaken over the years.
Over the years Collars' spars have been used in Olympic competition, crossed all of the worlds Oceans, and can be found on nearly all wooden sparred production boats ever made. With a capacity of producing any wooden mast or spar up to 100' in length....
Having made our name in producing the finest quality wooden rowing oars for crews throughout the world, it is hardly surprising that we are still producing a comprehensive range today. At the lower end of the range are the standard wooden oars, offering quality and value for everyday use. Using the skills from three generations of the Collar family, a pair of Spruce spoon or skiff oars can be produced individually to the customer's requirements.
Whether looking to replace an historical flagpole, or raising a celebratory flag, our pedigree in producing the finest quality wooden masts for over 80 years makes Collars the obvious choice for making any flagpole. Using the finest quality timber available, our skilled craftsmen are able turn by hand, any size or configuration required. With our bespoke service, we will guide you throughout the complete process, from an initial consultation to erecting the finished product.
With a history dating back over 80 years, we have produced mast and spars for some of the most beautiful yachts in existence. Specialising in producing the finest quality yacht masts and spars, we pride ourselves on a personal, tailored service and maintain a close and constant contact with our customers. From the critical choice of timber to the final stages of smoothing and varnishing, a Collars product has over eighty years of experience and expertise put into it, making us the number one choice time and time again.
The following links are a small selection of the some of projects we have been proud to be part of in recent years.
The Standard Wooden Oars
Value, Quality and Reliability
This particular wooden oar has been developed with two things in mind. Firstly, robustness and secondly, cost.
The oar has a loom diameter of 44mm and can be supplied complete with plastic buttons to locate in the rowlock and provide protection. Alternatively, if shipped in a wooden dinghy, you may want to opt for the 7" leathers held on with copper tacks, for the more traditional look.
This double sided flat bladed oar is ideal for general purpose use. Whether used with your tender, to row to your main boat or perhaps, on a sailing dinghy, to get you home when the wind dies.
Manufactured from either traditional vertical grain Hemlock or hard wearing European Fir, they are finished with 3 coats of varnish, ready for use.
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