The 10 Best Boat Anchors

This review has been updated 15 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Whether you’re enjoying the lake on a quiet morning or floating on the open sea in search of the next big catch, the right anchor will keep your boat stable and secure, no matter the weather and the bottom conditions. The choices on our list come in a variety of shapes and sizes, many of which can be used with canoes, kayaks, and small-to-medium-sized sailing and motor vessels. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
The 10 Best Boat Anchors

10. Danielson 050014

  • Smooth vinyl coating
  • Relatively easy to release
  • Doesn't withstand strong ocean tides

9. Shoreline Marine Slip Ring

  • Sturdy galvanized chain
  • Affordably priced
  • Too light for large vessels

8. Extreme Max BoatTector

  • 25 feet of polyethylene rope
  • Good option for jet skis
  • The snap hook is a bit finicky

7. SeaSense Navy

  • Cast-iron construction
  • Can steady boats up to 19 feet long
  • Coating comes off easily

6. Best Marine and Outdoors Kit

  • Heavy-duty nylon storage bag
  • Conveniently compact design
  • Tends to rust over time

5. Rocna Vulcan

  • Roll-palm for quick self-righting
  • Very easy to use
  • It's a bit on the bulky side

4. Norestar Bruce Claw

  • Trip line hole for easier hauling
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty

3. Lewmar Galvanized Delta

  • High-grade manganese steel
  • Available in three sizes
  • Self-launching design

2. Manson Supreme

  • 2 slots for use in all seabed types
  • Double-skinned laminated toe
  • Durable steel shank

1. Slide Anchor Box

  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • Performs well in windy conditions
  • No chain required

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