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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The Collars Skiff

Collars, Skiff

A recreational rowing skiff sporty enough to maintain fitness levels on the water combined with enough space to seat a passenger, picnic hamper and champagne!

The Collars Skiff originated from the Hamble River where she was well suited to ferrying passengers and goods up and down the tidal reaches. At 16' overall coupled with her slender beam of 3'6" provides a perfect all rounder. Moulded today in hand laminated GRP, the versatile interior layout allows for a traditional sliding seat, riggers and gates, just as you would find in a single scull, but coupled with a stability that allows it to be used as a training craft or a pleasure boat for enjoying our rivers and estuaries at your leisure.

The Collars Skiff is finished with oiled iroko gunnels and includes a pair of our handcrafted spruce skiff sculls to complete the picture.  There is a range of options to choose from including a backrest, trailer, and even the choice between sliding and fixed seat rowing, so whatever your needs we're sure the Collars Skiff will provide the answer.


Collars Skiff

 Length Overall 5.00 meters
 Beam 1.07 meters
 Beam inc. riggers  1.40 meters
 Draught 0.12 meters
 Displacement 68kg
 Blade Length 2.75 meters
 Complete Skiff Price £3250 inc. VAT