Bespoke work away from masts and oars

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. 

The logical progression into wooden masts

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.

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Collar Mast Spar and Oars - Catalogue

Download a PDF copy of our 16 page catalogue. With detailed information on all our products and tips on how to maintain your own wooden oars and masts. A little out of date, but may be of interst.

Collar Mast Spar and Oars - Catalogue (PDF) | Size: 972.79 KB (56k = 2 mins 23 secs)

Wood Defects

Selecting timber for spars requires skill and a great deal of experience: many defects are only discernable to those who have worked with wood for many years. This download illlustrates some of the most common defects encountered in this natural product.

Wood Defects (PDF) | Size: 188.93 KB (56k = 28 secs)

Making a wooden mast

This download illustrates the stages in making a small hollow wooden spar, from timber selection, through hand-shaping, to final varnishing.

Making a small wooden mast (PDF) | Size: 706.74 KB (56k = 1 mins 44 secs)

Collars Newsletters

An update of current projects and going ons at Collars.

Collars Newsletter September 2014 (PDF) | Size: 675.35 KB (56k = 1 mins 39 secs)

Collars Newsletter June 2012 (PDF) | Size: 663.93 KB (56k = 1 mins 38 secs)

Collars Newsletter October 2011 (PDF) | Size: 722.92 KB (56k = 1 mins 47 secs)

Collars Newsletter June 2011 (PDF) | Size: 1.72 MB (56k = 4 mins 18 secs)

Collars Newsletter March 2011 (PDF) | Size: 400.01 KB (56k = 59 secs)

Collars Newsletter November 2010 (PDF) | Size: 416.05 KB (56k = 1 mins 2 secs)

Collars Newsletter June 2010 (PDF) | Size: 361.77 KB (56k = 53 secs)

Collars Newsletter April 2010 (PDF) | Size: 462.59 KB (56k = 1 mins 8 secs)

Collars Newsletter January 2010 (PDF) | Size: 6.53 MB (56k = 16 mins 18 secs)

Collars Newsletter October 2009 (PDF) | Size: 885.17 KB (56k = 2 mins 11 secs)

Collars Newsletter August 2009 (PDF) | Size: 1.45 MB (56k = 3 mins 38 secs)

Collars Newsletter May 2009 (PDF) | Size: 1.26 MB (56k = 3 mins 11 secs)

Fedoa Spar Drawings

Fedoa mast and spar drawings

Fedoa Sailplan (JPG) | Size: 2.94 MB (56k = 7 mins 23 secs)

Main Mast (PDF) | Size: 86.66 KB (56k = 13 secs)

Mizzen Mast (PDF) | Size: 84.7 KB (56k = 13 secs)

Main Boom (PDF) | Size: 84.74 KB (56k = 13 secs)

Main Gaff (PDF) | Size: 81.99 KB (56k = 12 secs)

Sprit (PDF) | Size: 81.37 KB (56k = 12 secs)

Mizzen Boom and Gaff (PDF) | Size: 87.39 KB (56k = 13 secs)

Mainmast topmast (PDF) | Size: 81.18 KB (56k = 12 secs)