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.
Cornish Gig Oar
Traditional craft in the 21st century
The Cornish Pilot Gig started life back in 1838, emerging from a small boatyard in the fishing village of St. Mawes, Cornwall. Today, there are in excess of 125 gigs run by over 50 clubs in and around the South West providing not only an exciting and competitive sport, but an important link with the past.
Over recent years Collars have been commissioned to supply oars to a number of gig crews, and, with many similarities with the macon oar used in 1970's and 80's, our skill and patterns have once again been put to good use. With hollow Sitka Spruce looms and ash backs for stiffness and strength, each oar is hand crafted to ensure any particular brief is adhered to.
With patterns to suit male crews, as well as junior and female crews, we will be pleased to discuss any requirements you may have. With over 80 years of oar making under our belt, it's very likely we will have seen it before.
Ash tips, varnishing and numbering comes as standard and, should you require illuminated blades and leather, this can all be done in house if required.