An Introduction to Masts
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.