From what I've seen of the Bulwagga... It has great holding but stowing it is a problem. It doesn't really sit on a bow roller, and due to its shape—it takes up a lot of locker space.
The Spade, Manson Supreme, Buegel, and Rocna all fit on a bow roller pretty well, and are fairly similar in size/design. I have a Rocna and am very happy with it...and know people who have the others I mentioned...
I've seen the XYZ...but never known anyone who has actually used the XYZ. It probably has some problems with stowing it as well, either in a locker or on a bow roller, due to the oversized plate it uses.
I would avoid a stainless steel anchors, especially if you are cruising long-term, as they are really good for anchoring out for extended periods of time. I would also avoid the aluminum ones for similar reasons.
I don't like the design of the Bulwagga, since it seems to have a point of failure, since the whole anchor connects via the central rod, which seems relative weak compared to the ones I mentioned above.
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