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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An Introduction to Masts

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Collars' association with wooden mast making began during the early '50s as it was simply a matter of logical progression. With all the necessary skills and techniques that had already been successfully applied to producing oars, combined with the tremendous boom in sailing, a new market was established and Collars has never looked back.

During the early years, Collars were responsible for supplying spars to nearly every dinghy class in production, and this came with it's rewards. In 1968, Collars were the official mast supplier to the Mexico Olympics for the Finn Class. Over 200 masts were produced, each checked for size and measured for flexibility, making absolutely sure no one had the advantage.

As our reputation grew, so did the demand, and it was not long before Collars became the mast supplier to a whole host of companies such as Drascombe and Cornish Crabbers which, more remarkably, is still the case today. With the bespoke ability to produce any mast, whether a one-off, prototype, or simply a replacement, orders and our reputation grew.

Over the last decade, the tremendous growth and enthusiasm in restoring Classic Yachts have enabled Collars to be proudly part of these projects, and have helped bring these Classics back to life not only in the UK, but worldwide. With a dedicated 10,000 sq.ft mast-making facility and the capacity to produce and deliver any spar up to 102ft in length, there are few projects beyond Collars capability.