The original Bügel Anchor is available worldwide again

Invented by Rolf Kacirek in the early 1980s, the original self-righting anchor with roll bar quickly became the international standard as the only anchor with high retention force to manage any kind of anchoring ground. As of 2010, the original one made of shipbuilding steel, which was also handmade in Germany, was not available on markets worldwide anymore..

Hand-forged in Hamburg, Germany. Used worldwide

Since January 2020, the Hamburger Anker Manufactur has been offering this ORIGINAL STANDARD® worldwide again. Handcrafted in Hamburg, Germany. Made of old industrial standard RST 42 thermally refined shipbuilding steel. Hot-dip galvanised and with a forged tip.

The advantages of the original from Hamburg

Exact anchor shaft angle
Exact anchor shaft angle
  • Self-righting anchor with roll bar

  • Very easy to anchor when coming in

  • High Holding power in any kind of ground

  • Certified by Germanischer Lloyd

  • Can be used on any type of bow

  • Resistant to veering winds and changing tides

  • Resistant to shock loads from the impact of waves and squalls

Exact bracket angle
Exact bracket angle
  • Hamburg manufactory product

  • Hand-forged tip

  • Extremely durable hot-dip galvanising

  • Corresponds exactly to the patent specifications

  • Exact anchor shaft angle

  • Exact bracket angle

  • Exact fluke edge angle

  • Made of RST 42 shipbuilding steel


Heat forged tip
Heat forged tip
  • Lifetime guarantee

  • With a 90-day money-back guarantee

  • Worldwide shipping

  • The Germanischer Lloyd certifies the high holding power of this anchor

What our customers say:

Henry W., Bournemouth, UK
Henry W., Bournemouth, UK

After trying many anchors, I've finally found the right one. After a British flat anchor, a classic plough anchor with joint and after trying out the test winners from the usual glossy magazines, I now have an anchor that I can really trust even during continuous tide changes and with questionable anchoring grounds. 

Henry W., Bournemouth, UK

Corinna S., Hamburg
Corinna S., Hamburg

Here on the Elbe, the tides are quite extreme. The anchoring ground consists of either silt or sand. It's not far to the Baltic Sea. We usually spend our holidays there. The bottom of the Baltic Sea often consists of stony rubble and is sometimes heavily overgrown. It wasn't easy for me to find a suitable anchor for all of these requirements. The original Bügel roll bar anchor has proven its worth on board with us. 

Corinna S., Hamburg

Jean-Paul L., Quiberon, FR
Jean-Paul L., Quiberon, FR

After finally buying myself a bigger boat, anchoring has become real fun. I wanted to get things right straight away so that my partner wouldn't be afraid of the anchor at all. A friend recommended the original Bügel anchor to me. It was worth waiting for. It can be retracted easily and holds really well. We now like to enjoy sunsets together in the shelter of our favourite bay. 

Jean-Paul L., Quiberon, FR

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