In a rush & just want to see the top picks?
Best Overall: M1 Mantus Anchor
Best For Holding Boat: Lewmar Clay Anchor
Best For Price: Seachoice Utility Anchor
Best Lightweight Anchor: Fortress FX 11 Anchor
Best For Small Boats: Extreme Max BoatTector Folding Anchor
Best For Sandy Sea Floor: Five Oceans Danforth Style Fluke Anchor
So what are the best anchors for sailboats in 2020? Well, we've tested a bunch and have a list of 6. Ideally, a boat anchor should do it's job well but also be of good construction and not cause any headaches.
Sailing is great fun but having your equipment break or struggling to have the sailboat anchor properly in certain waters can be frustrating.
The list of sailboat anchors we've compiled are of different budgets and all performed well in various conditions and set well on different types of sea beds from river sea beds, rocky surfaces, offshore near beaches and the larger oceans of the world.
We've also made sure these anchors connect with the chains/ropes seamlessly. I mean who hasn't lost an anchor or two when sailing?
An important notice before we get into the list is some of the anchors mentioned may not be compatible with your specific sailboat so make sure you check with the brand before making any purchase.
As a starting point, we wanted to find an anchor that ensured you woke up in the morning in the same spot in the ocean you went to sleep in the night before.
We also wanted the best anchor for day sailing, overnight sailing, long range cruises or sailboat racing. Luckily, we list sailboat anchors that meet all the criteria.
Alright, let's dig into the top anchors for your vessel.