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Old 11-28-2007
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para-anchors, suppliers and recommendations

Several months ago, on our website, we wrote that the W.A. Coppins in Nelson New zealand produced what looked like well-made para-anchors at a reasonable price. Not only did another manufacturer write and say that their gear was just as good and just as affordable, we got a few letters asking why we were endorsing this particular para-anchor over others. In actuallity, we do not carry a commercially built para-anchor, nor do we necessarily recommend carrying one. Ours is a military surplus ordinance chute Bu-Ord. But we were just wishing to add one more name to the list of potential sources of supply. As we are currently doing the final work on the third edition of Storm tactics Handbook we'd like to make our list of sources as complete as possible - I am appending the list here - if anyone has other sources, especially if you know of anyone supplying BU-Ord 8 foot or 9 foot para-anchors, can you let us know?

Lin Pardey


A listing here does not imply an endorsement of any particular para-anchor, its construction methods, or the supplier’s recommendations for size and/or deployment.
The following suppliers are, as of 2008, providing para-anchors. Please visit our Website at for a periodically updated list of suppliers.


Para-Anchors Australia, 36-40 Foster Street, P.O. Box 1377, Sale, Victoria 3850; tel. 61 3 5144 1244, fax 61 3 5144 1320; e-mail:; Website:

RFD Australia, 129 Herald St., P.O. Box 280, Cheltenham, Victoria 3192; tel. 61 (03) 95322-1825, fax 61 3 9532 1949, e-mail:; Website:

Blue Water GmbH, Speditionstr. 17, 40221 Düsseldorf; tel. 0211 39 10 69, fax 0211 9 30 49 43.

Valdimar Samuelson, Kleifaras 3, 110 Reykjaviklace; tel. 354 587 2524, fax 354 587 2526.

Safety at Sea (AUSTRALASIA) Ltd., 79-81 Gaunt Street (P.O. Box 91107), Westhaven, Aucklandlace>; tel. 64 09 309 9111, fax 64 9 309 9211; e-mail: or

W. A. Coppins, 255 High Street, Motueka; tel. 64 3 528 7296, fax 64 3 528 9523; e-mail:; Website:

Cruising Home Limited, 12 Westfield, Highnam, lace w:st="on">Gloucestershire, GL2 8LX; tel./fax 44 1452-503705

Ocean Safety Ltd.,Saxon Wharf, Lower York Street, Southampton SO14 5QF; tel. 44 23 8072 0800, fax 44 23 8072 0801; e-mail:

Fiorentino Para-Anchor, 1048 Irvine Avenue, #489, Newport Beach, CA 92660; tel. 800-777-0732 (toll-free in U.S.) or 949-631-2336, fax 949-722-0454; e-mail:; Website:>>

Para-Tech Engineering Co., 2117 Horseshoe Trail, Silt, CO 81652; tel. 800-594-0011 (toll-free in U.S.) or 970-876-0558; fax 970-876-5668; e-mail:; Website:

West Marine, P.O. Box 50070, Watsonville, CA 95077; tel. 800-685-4838 (toll-free in U.S.); fax 831-761-4421; e-mail:; Website:
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