The finest masts, oars & sculls for over 80 years


80 Years of Hand Crafting Wooden Oars, Mast and Spars

Collars have been in the business of providing rowers and sailors with specialist equipment for over 80 years. From our early beginnings in a Thameside boathouse in 1930's Oxford, making oars and sculls for the colleges, to our present involvement with large international yacht projects, the name Collars speaks of quality and tradition.

Over the years our customers have ranged from the owners of small dinghies teaching their children the virtues of sailing to large yacht-owning consortiums restoring ocean going thoroughbreds that can compete once again on the world stage. Every mast or spar we produced has three generations and several working lifetimes of experience and expertise poured into it making Collars the number one choice time and time again. 

Although machines have made the job lighter and quicker for modern oar and spar makers, there is still a tremendous amount of skilled hand work involved. Using the traditional tools and skills all our products are crafted using the same manufacturing methods passed down through three generations of time served craftsman allowing future generations of yachtsmen to enjoy and cherish.   

A small insight into our world of mast and oar making - The Cornish Gig Oar.

Latest tweets

RT @tonyacs49: @Falcon_Kayaking Jeremy Freeland & Klara Jepson take 3rd place in the Junior/Veteran Class of Waterside A...and still have t…
on February 28, 2019

Complete set of fitting just arrived - designed in house and made locally in blasted stainless. Beautiful quality. https://t.co/47i2kXLob9
on March 23, 2018

A cold and frosty morning and the first of two large masts leaving the work. Waiting for the trailer to arrive. https://t.co/sPdX9hyAMl
on March 20, 2018

RT @ntboatyard: @CollarsUK we’ve been adding the finishing touches to this beautiful #mast today #loveboats #sailing #sails #boats #woodwor
on January 25, 2018

I'm sure Adam would have managed the recommended 10,000 steps today. #Fitbit https://t.co/7rgAI4VUkV
on January 9, 2018


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Our range of oars are now available to purchase online via our secure website. Follow the link here

Collar Shop

Our range of oars are now available to purchase online via our secure website. Follow the link here