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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A new WSOD

Published: Friday, 9th April 2010


Built to the original 'W Boat' design a new West Solent One Design takes shape.

Over the last eighteen months, boatbuilder Peter Nash has been busy building a beautiful WSOD on the banks of the river Dart.

Built entirely from original plans it carries all the beautiful lines of these classic 'W boats' that were originally built between the years of 1923 and 1933 by Berthon Boat Company in Lymington.

Having been involved in supplying a number of rigs for these classics over recent years, Ed Burnett drew the rig and fittings, and slowly over the last year we have been putting it all together. Without the normal rush which is so often the case, her 46' Spruce mast was sized and hollowed early in 2009, glued together last summer and finally shaped just after Christmas this year; the perfect scenario, allowing the timber to settle over time.  Her new owner, a past customer and friend of Collars, wished to keep her as original as possible and therefore substituted the normal stainless steel fittings for aluminium bronze beautifully crafted by the chaps at Hercules in Dartmouth.

With her launch aimed for early May, she will be moved from Totnes to Chichester, before taking up her berth in South West Brittany later in the summer. A pure gem of a boat for a very proud owner.