Why a Fiorentino Anchor?
For Riding Out the Storm & Drift Fishing

Pushing the limit of seamanship can easily lead to seasickness or mistakes that can take your boat and crew by surprise. When your crew is forced to battle waves and intense wind, problems with exhaustion, rigging, sails, and mechanical breakdowns can occur. A para-anchor is a wondrous device that calms the slamming motion of waves against your boat, so you can rest quietly as it correctly positions your boat for a smooth, comfortable and safer boat ride. Fiorentino’s patented anchors are designed specifically to dampen wave breaks by creating a flat, oil like slick on the ocean surface.

Fiorentino’s parachute sea anchor rigging is the only proven technology that greatly maintains boat stability in turbulent waters to prevent knockdown and capsize on all small and large vessels. Fiorentino anchors also provide a safe working platform for making repairs on an engine or tangled prop. The only other alternative is to let your boat roll broadside in the wave troughs until assistance arrives. That could mean hours or days of pounding misery and seasickness.

Fiorentino anchors can provide more timely travel because a few hours of wet and windy weather can knock your boat off course, forcing you to spend a day or more trying to get back on track. Fiorentino anchors reduce nautical mile drift by 90% during most heavy weather scenarios. Sport fishermen use Fiorentino anchors to slow their boat speed for trolling. Snorkelers and divers use Fiorentino Anchors to create a stable diving platform. Kayakers and rafters include them as part of their recreational gear. Fiorentino anchors are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate any vessel, from a kayak to an aircraft carrier.

How does it work?
When a Fiorentino anchor is deployed on the windward side of your boat, the anchor rode and hardware immediately sink upon hitting the water, pulling the shroud lines out of the parachute canopy. At this point, the canopy fills with water until it submerges. It then opens up like a giant jellyfish. The bow of your boat then automatically aligns itself into the wind, stabilizing your position in the water. Deploying the appropriate amount of anchor rode allows your boat and Fiorentino to ride in unison on opposing waves. The end result is a safe, smooth, and comfortable boat ride! 

Fiorentino Anchors & Shark Drogues are
manufactured in Newport Beach California.
Fiorentino is proud to say that most of our
suppliers are small independent family
owned businesses.



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