Funny thing, these are cruising boats who have come a long long way from the ol caribe, and most of the rest of the world, I'll tell you the predominant type of anchor is still the CQR on this little outpost. I'll post a little video when I get a better wifi signal..of what boats that have probably been out here a bit longer. They must not have been close enough to a lot of hype. Sure, go ahead get one, i would too if they weren't double the price...but i have no doubt it works for me and quite a few others.
I bought my first GENUINE CQR in 1971 and used them consistently all over the world until 2012. It was a great anchor, all around out performing every other anchor I tried.
Reading on the forums and elsewhere on the web, my response to "new gen" anchors was pretty much dismissal. New gen, shmoo gen. My CQR was fine.
Then in 2011 I saw a boat anchor successfully in Admiralty Bay in the 'drag chutes' on the south side. Ever wonder why there are no boats anchored in some areas, when the rest of the anchorage is chock a block? Anyway, I hopped in the dink and asked him what anchor he used; Rocna.
I began to pay attention and everywhere we went the Rocna was doing the job better and with less reanchoring than any other anchor.
In 2012 we were offered a nearly new Rocna at a small percentage of retail, so I figured for a couple of hundred bucks it was a good experiment, and if it wasn't any good it would make a good paperweight.
We dove on that anchor nearly every time we dropped it the first year and it set itself (I NEVER back down on my anchor unless anchoring Med style) within ONE anchor length nearly every time, occasionally actually moving a whole ten feet before setting!
In three plus years of being anchored all but maybe 25 nights, this anchor has NEVER drug, had to be reset or given me any sleepless nights (winds to 65 mph) on any bottom we dropped on, in the Windwards or Leewards.
Sure there are still a lot of CQR's out there, and the Rocna's are expensive, but everywhere we sail there are lots of CQR's for sale at ridiculously low prices. If only I wanted one.