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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Ierne picks up Restoration of the Year award

Published: Monday, 12th January 2009


Collars are delighted to announce that the Classic Boat Restoration Award for 2008 has gone to the Fife 8-Metre Ierne.

Editor Dan Houston awarded and presented it to her proud owner Huw Jones on the Classic Boat stand on the first day of the London Boat Show.

Ierne originally was built for an Irish Colonel, who gave her the distinctive Irish name, after which she found her way into the hands of the Norwegian Olympic Team who she carried to the gold medal in the 1920 Antwerp Games.

Laid up in Portugal 85 years on, she caught Hew Jones' eye and without a second thought she was shipped back to England, where she underwent a full restoration by Joe Irving of Draughtsman Racing Yachts in Barton-on-Humber . With the drive and enthusiasm needed, Hew set about gathering all the original drawings keen to sail her once again under her revolutionary Marconi rig.

Having worked with Collars in the past on the Yorkshire One Designs spars, Hew commissioned Collars to supply a complete new rig, re-drawn by the Navel Architect Theo Rye, from all the original data. All the spars were manufactured in best quality Sitka Spruce and supplied fully fitted ready for rigging by Peter Martin of Martins Rigging.

This year she took part in the Fife Classics as well as the BCYC Regatta, turning heads on every occasion. To see this classic yacht under full sail view the like below: