Our mooring buoys are engineered for reliability, safety, and eco-sustainability.
We know your boat depends on your mooring setup to hold no matter what.
So every mooring solution is built to endure.
Our complete, turnkey, permanent mooring solution features:
- State-of-the-art helical screw or pyramid/mushroom anchors (no cement blocks)
- Sustainable, minimum ecological impact by design
- Full-service including planning, tailoring, and installation
- Professional site survey (aerial, depth sounding, seabed, and historical weather patterns)
- Custom-tailored ground tackle (chains, pennants, floats, snubbers, anti-chafe, etc.)
- Personalized maintenance schedule for 20 years
- Full technical specifications package to assist in qualifying for insurance
- Full compliance with applicable local bylaws and provincial/federal legislation
If you tie your boat to a mooring buoy, you want to be sure that it’s fit-for-purpose. You don’t want to spend more than you have to, but you want to be sure you are protecting your craft and the environment. You want to be sure you can get insurance on your expensive investment. But most of all, you want to protect your craft.
Typical pricing for our complete mooring solutions:
* The basic prices are for installations in the Greater Victoria Area. We will add travel costs for installations in other areas. The prices are live as of May 2023; please get in touch with our Sales team for an updated estimate.
Our mooring solutions are engineered to withstand a Severe Gale, Force 9 (88 km/h winds).
When we configure your mooring solution, we factor in the wind load typical for the length of each boat.
|Boat length / Wind Load||25′||29′||34′||40′||48′|
|Severe Gale – Force 9 (88 km/h)||1,400 lbs||1,900 lbs||2,400 lbs||3,100 lbs||4,000 lbs|
|Violent Storm – Force 11 (118 km/h)||2,200 lbs||3,200 lbs||4,100 lbs||5,400 lbs||6,800 lbs|
|Major Hurricane – SSHS Cat 3 (187 km/h)||5,300 lbs||7,000 lbs||9,100 lbs||12,000 lbs||15,000 lbs|
Inverted Pyramid Anchors
This clever anchor is designed to apply the full weight of the anchor on the bottom tip and drive it deep into the seabed. This means that if the anchor gets pulled out of the seabed, it will re-seat itself. Its holding power is more than 10 X its weight.
|Boat length / Pyramid Anchor Size||25′||29′||34′||40′||48′|
|Severe Gale – Force 9 (88 km/h)||150 lbs||200 lbs||300 lbs||400 lbs||500 lbs|
|Violent Storm – Force 11 (118 km/h)||300 lbs||400 lbs||500 lbs||800 lbs||1,000 lbs|
|Major Hurricane – SSHS Cat 3 (187 km/h)||500 lbs||800 lbs||1,000 lbs||1,500 lbs||2,000 lbs|
The inverted pyramid is an ecological and sustainable mooring system for both power and sail boats. The weight of the anchor pushes the anchor deep into the mud or sand on the seabed. Attempts to pull it out of the seabed will create a suction effect much like what people find when they try to pull their boots out of the mud. A concrete block, on the other hand, just slides along the ocean floor. An inverted pyramid is the anchor of choice when mooring over a soft sea bed (e.g. mud / sand).
Practical Sailor / Powerboat Report recommended it.
Helical screw anchors are installed with a barge equipped with a hydraulic device to screw it into the seabed. These screw anchors are usually 8’ long and 10” to 14” in diameter.
Helical screws are the anchors of choice when anchoring in ecologically sensitive sea beds.
Owners cannot relocate helical screw anchors by themselves. Relocating helical screw anchors requires specialized equipment and expertise.
|Boat length / Helix Shaft-Disc Dimensions||25′||29′||34′||40′||48′|
|Severe Gale – Force 9 (88 km/h)||6″- 3/4″||8″ – 1″||8″ – 1″||10″ – 1 1/4″||10″ – 1 1/4″|
|Violent Storm – Force 11 (118 km/h)||8″ – 1″||10″ – 1 1/4″||12″ – 1 1/2″||12″ – 1 1/2″||12″ – 1 3/4″|
|Major Hurricane – SSHS Cat 3 (187 km/h)||12″ – 1 1/2″||12″ – 1 3/4″||12″ – 1 3/4″||12″ – 1 3/4″||12″ – 1 3/4″|
Buoys / floats
For all of our mooring buoys we use floats that conform with Transport Canada guidelines. Our preferred floats are manufactured locally by Envirofloat.
Customized mooring solution
Boat owners who want to install a permanent, secure mooring solution need to configure a combination of the right anchor and the right mooring buoy as well as the right chains, pennants, floats, snubbers, anti-chafe equipment, and other gear. Although the information we’ve provided here is useful in helping boat owners configure their own systems, it’s not enough to do a professional job and satisfy insurance companies. You need a professional to configure your mooring solution.
We’re professionals from soup to nuts. We take the time to understand what you are looking for from a permanent mooring assembly. We learn the specific requirements your harbour master put in place. We learn about the characteristics of your boat and the soil conditions of your seabed. Then we configure a mooring solution that suits your situation perfectly.
We’re permanent boat mooring professionals. We know it sounds crazy, but we love moorings!