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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Collars Skiff debut at Southampton Boat Show

Published: Monday, 23rd September 2013

Collars Skiff

Great reception for the Collars Skiff shown for the first time at the Southampton Boat Show

Sporting a mid blue hull and broken white interior the Collars Skiff looked the very much the part at the Southampton Boat Show in September when she was shown for the first time on our sister company, Satlerns Boats Ltd, stand. A collaboration between the two companies has resulted in a stable yet fast 16' traditionally styled skiff powered by the finest wooden spoon oars to give the complete package for the discerning rower who is used to rowing but needs a craft that can perform equally well on flat water as it will in rougher conditions.

With stainless steel outriggers increasing the beam to 1.4meters, sliding seat arrangement, and 9' spoon oars, the feeling when rowing is more of a single shell sculling boat than skiff, ideal for fitness or simply enjoyment. With many options each skiff can be tailored to suit the individual whilst keeping the look and feel of the traditional art of rowing.

The Collars Skiff is available to try at our works in Oxfordshire on our private lake, so please phone to make an appointment and rediscover the enjoyment in simple rowing.