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....

Oars

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.

Flag poles

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.

Projects

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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Tomahawk

tomahawk

Sparkman and Stephens Tomahawk isdesign number 226 and built in 1938 by Karl E. Kistler & Barrett Boat Works of Spring Lake, Michigan. She was brought back to the UK by the owner of Ocean Yacht Company Brian Pope, where down in Cornwall she underwent a full rebuild in 2002. 

Having competed very successfully in many different regattas, winning Third in Class in Antigua, the Concours de Elegance & the Woodstock Tropp for the Best Restored Yacht in the regatta 2007. With a all up weight at a little over 10 tons, she is very well suited to compete under CIM & IRC, but also able to cruise for long distances.

During the Pendennis Cup in the UK she famously broke her main mast twice in the same regatta. Having lost the top in an early race the men at Mylor repaired and re-stepped it overnight using the advantage of a lay-day, only for it to break again later in the series.

Having shipped the remains of it back to Collars the new mainmast was constructed in best quality Sitka Spruce, adding a little more section to assist in some additional strength where required. All the original fittings were re-used and the new mast was stepped in time for the following season.

The boom was also replaced and stiffened accordingly using all the original fittings for authenticity. Heading down to the Med to race under CIM a new wooden spinnaker pole was added for the 2013 season.