Fiorentino parachute anchors are world
recognized for their rugged construction and
Para-Ring Technology. This patented process
prevents parachute canopies from inverting,
tangling or breaking in heavy seas. Custom
features store rope inside the parachute to
save on storage space. Designed specifically
to fit inside emergency ditch bags.
life raft anchors are now the required brand
name for many sailing events. Excellent for
Dinghies too. Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Original innovative design.
Outfits The Portland Pudgy Life Raft
sea anchors that come with most liferafts
are notoriously flimsy and inadequate. The
Pudgy uses a substantial and ruggedly-built
Fiorentino para-anchor, made especially for
the Portland Pudgy. The para- anchor
attaches to the Pudgys rugged bridle, which
in turn is hooked to two attachment points
that are spaced on either side of the bow,
for triangulation. The stainless steel
attachment points are very solid and cannot
tear off (as is possible on fabric
liferafts, in which case they can rupture
the raft). A Dutch crew from the magazine
Zeilen tested the Portland Pudgy as a
lifeboat last year in the treacherous waters
of the North Sea (sailing it 20 miles to
shore), and they make it a point in their
article to talk about how pleased they were
with the performance of the Pudgy with the
Fiorentino para anchor. The bow held firmly
into the oncoming waves and wind, thus
greatly reducing the risk of capsize."
--David Hulbert, engineer and
president of Pudgy, Inc.
Life Raft &
Dinghy Anchors Include: Rugged materials, Internationally patented
Seachute Battens™, Commercial
float, 9-ounce canopy fabric, 100-foot
anchor line, Fiorentino stainless snap hook
design. Specialty Order. Phone: 949-631-2336
Mon - Friday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.