Earlier this year, after hearing nothing but fantastic reviews and seeing impressive Youtube videos for Mantus Anchors, I sent a message to Mantus inquiring about a partnership. Cruisers are always trying to find ways to get good gear while preserving the cruising kitty as much as possible...enter partnerships/sponsorships/whatever-you-want-to-call-them. These relationships really create a win-win for the manufacturer and the cruiser and usually entails a manufacturer giving the cruiser a discount of sorts with the understanding that a review of their product will be done and placed on the cruiser's blog (of which nearly every cruiser has) or some other outlet that is seen by people.
I decided to get the ball rolling early on because we had planned to replace our current 35# CQR this spring with a 45# Mantus before putting the boat back in the water. When I got an enthusiastic response that same day I felt a wee bit silly as we still had at least 4 or 5 months before we would need the anchor. I thought for sure it would take at least a few weeks of back and forths to get things squared away. I was wrong. In good conscious I couldn't just accept their agreement without disclosing the fact that we had a few months before we'd be able to use the anchor and write a review. True to their form, they were a-okay with that and said 'just do it when you can'.
Well, as of today, the boat's not in the water and we don't have the anchor...yet. BUT I did just order it!
Mantus has graciously added us to their sponsorship page and it looks like we're in (a lot of) good company!
In case you're wondering why we've chosen to go with Mantus, here is just a couple videos that helped us make our decision. Pretty impressive.