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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Developments at Collars

Published: Sunday, 10th October 2010


Time to grow: outwards at least.

With the busy summer months behind us and the pressure off a little, October is normally a time when we can reflect on the last few months, re-stock a little, and prepare for the larger winter commissions

How different this Autumn has been; the damaged and broken masts keep turning up for replacement, regular orders keep flooding in, and jobs we did not expect have kept the workshops running at full steam.

With the integration of Salterns Boats earlier in the summer, this too has forced us to restructure a little, having already taken on a apprentice as well as new boatbuilder starting early in November, we have also grown outwards and taken on a third 100' workshop. With more larger spars than ever before needing the full varnish system together with dressing, the decision was made to acquire the extra space and devide it into a dust free varnish area, a heated and vented FRP moulding shop, and additional internal boat and timber storage, giving a total workshop floor space of just under 13,000 sqft.

So now with Units 1, 2, and 3, we can accommodate more larger masts than was previously possible, and looking at the work we are currently contracted to do, I'm sure in six months time we will look back and wonder how we ever managed without it.