Bespoke work away from masts and oars

With a proven pedigree in the world of wooden yacht masts and oars, our skills and knowledge have often been called upon within similar industries. As a glue-lam specialist and with the flexibility and facilities to take on a wide range of projects, diversification has become common place.

With the growing demand for traditional and sustainable materials within modern architecture, internal and external columns, both structural and cosmetic, have become regular work to satisfy this growing market. With the ability to turn almost any size of column from a variety of materials, there is little we cannot accommodate. 

The link below will highlight some of the bespoke projects we have undertaken over the years. 

The logical progression into wooden masts

Over the years Collars' spars have been used in Olympic competition, crossed all of the worlds Oceans, and can be found on nearly all wooden sparred production boats ever made. With a capacity of producing any wooden mast or spar up to 100' in length....


Having made our name in producing the finest quality wooden rowing oars for crews throughout the world, it is hardly surprising that we are still producing a comprehensive range today. At the lower end of the range are the standard wooden oars, offering quality and value for everyday use. Using the skills from three generations of the Collar family, a pair of Spruce spoon or skiff oars can be produced individually to the customer's requirements.


Whether looking to replace an historical flagpole, or raising a celebratory flag, our pedigree in producing the finest quality wooden masts for over 80 years makes Collars the obvious choice for making any flagpole. Using the finest quality timber available, our skilled craftsmen are able turn by hand, any size or configuration required. With our bespoke service, we will guide you throughout the complete process, from an initial consultation to erecting the finished product.


With a history dating back over 80 years, we have produced mast and spars for some of the most beautiful yachts in existence. Specialising in producing the finest quality yacht masts and spars, we pride ourselves on a personal, tailored service and maintain a close and constant contact with our customers. From the critical choice of timber to the final stages of smoothing and varnishing, a Collars product has over eighty years of experience and expertise put into it, making us the number one choice time and time again.

The following links are a small selection of the some of projects we have been proud to be part of in recent years.

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Lutine of Helford

Published: Monday, 23rd June 2008


New spars for the ex Lloyds of London yacht Lutine

With a busy sailing program planed for 2008, the famous ex Lloyds Yacht Lutine of Helford will be sailing this season with a new main mast and boom from Collars.

Last summer she encountered a number of small constructional problems with her existing mast and the decision was made by her owners Clive and Gillian Emerson of Gweek Quay Boatyard to replace the spars including all fittings and standing rigging. Ed Burnett was call upon to oversee the project draw up all new fittings. The Stainless work was carried out locally by Thomas Fabrications Ltd and after the full varnish system and dressing at Collars the spars were delivered to Mel Sharp in Falmouth for rigging.

Designed by Laurent Giles and Partners, Lutine was built for Lloyds' Yacht Club at Camper & Nicholsons' Yard, Gosport, and launched in 1952. She was built to the American Rule and in her early years competed in numerous ocean races, many of which she won, including two Fastnets. She was replaced by Lloyds' Yacht Club in 1970 and was sailed back from the Mediterranean for restoration in 1988. Combes Boatyard began the work, which sadly ceased early on and she remained untouched until the hull was brought to Penpol Boatyard in the late 90s. Purchased in 1999, by Clive and Gillian, an extensive refit began putting her back to her forma glory gracing the classic yacht scene.