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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Masts and Spars news

Classic 6mR Norna II

Classic 6mR Norna II

Published: Saturday, 11th May 2013

New mast on it's way to Norway to get Norna II sailing again.

Mariette taken delivery of new Topsail spars

Published: Friday, 15th March 2013

The 138' schooner 'Mariette' has just taken delivery of new mainmast topsail spars capable of carrying 20% more sail.

'Kindly Light' soon to be sailing again

Published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011

Spars for the Pilot Cutter and Historic Ship 'Kindly Light' well underway at Collars

Blazing Star - spars delivered on time

Published: Monday, 28th June 2010

After the best part of 18 months in the making, the complete rig for the 60' John Alden yawl 'Blazing Star' was finished and shipped to Gweek Quay in Cornwall to be united with the beautifully restored yacht.

A new WSOD

Published: Friday, 9th April 2010

Built to the original 'W Boat' design a new West Solent One Design takes shape.

S/Y 'Merrymaid'

Published: Monday, 2nd November 2009

Spars leave our workshop for the second time after some modifications.

1920's Gaff Ketch 'Patna'

Published: Friday, 23rd October 2009

An interesting project going through our workshop is the complete rig for a 1920's built gaff ketch 'Patna'.

Little Brig Sailing Trust

Published: Tuesday, 23rd June 2009

An interesting project that has just left the Collar workshops are the complete set of spars for the Sail Training vessel Caroline Allen.

6mR Silene III

Published: Thursday, 18th June 2009

The completed spar set for the classic 6Meter Silene III have just left the Collar Workshops destined for Helsinki, Finland.

Classic Fife 'Kismet'

Published: Friday, 22nd May 2009

Full set of spars shipped to Ipswich to be united with the restored Kismet.