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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Busy start to the season

Published: Friday, 27th March 2009

Workshops at Collars running at full capacity to meet the start of the season.

With the start of the sailing season just round the corner, the team at Collars are all working flat out to keep up with the high demand mainly brought on by an unprecedented amount of sizable private commissions.

'Normally in the winter months the aim is to undertake two maybe three sizable commissions,' said Jeremy Freeland, 'this year however there are no less than seven all nearing completion to coincide with the start of the season.

Included in this workload is a new 55' Spruce mast for the classic Finistere class ketch 'Toccarta' which is undergoing rig work at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, as well as a new 62' mast for the classic 50'1962 Fred Parker designed sloop 'Majala'. Whilst 'Majala' was moored on the outside berth in a marina in Italy she was hit side on by a ferry causing substantial hull damage as well as bringing the rig down. Despite the fittings being salvageable the entire rig has been replaced and is ready to be shipped to Tommi Nielson's yard in Gloucester where the hull has been beautifully put back together.

Further details of current projects to follow...