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Fiorentino Products & Para-Tech Products
Are NOT the Same


If you read information where the writer claims that Fiorentino and Para-Tech sea- anchors are the same, don't believe it! 

Both companies build their parachute anchors differently. We want you to have the information you need to decide which anchor is best for you. All our parachute anchors offer our patented stainless Para-Ring® and swivel as seen below. It's a major difference that makes our parachute anchors efficient and effective. Read on for more differences.
 


 
TRUE CLOSE-UP:
This is an original Fiorentino Coastal model built with 8 oz., "first grade" materials. Our coastal para-anchor has always been yellow.
 



 


TRUE CLOSE-UP:

This is an original white Para-Tech sea anchor. Today, the company promotes a yellow color instead. Thin, 2-4 oz., "second  grade" materials are used.  This is not the same as
Fiorentino's Coastal Anchor.

 

TRUE CLOSE-UP: 
Fiorentino attaches commercial fishing shroud lines (round braid) to a stainless Para-Ring® and swivel. This helps elliminate tangles and provides a longer lasting device.






TRUE CLOSE-UP: 
Para-Tech attaches a galvanized shackle to
flat webbed shroud lines. There may be an additional charge for a swivel. Fiorentino's research demonstrates that traditional shackle arrangements can be vulnerable to tangles.

 



The Para-Tech trip line (white) can be purchased on the internet for approximately $80. Compare that to  Fiorentino's easy attachment trip-line for only $117 .Read more. 


CHART COMPARISON

The chart below compares a Fiorentino Coastal model
to a Para-Tech's Offshore model. Notice how the canopy and material grades are completely different as well as the shourd lines and the hardware design. Both product's are also packed and sized differently.
 

   Anchor Specs.

     

Fiorentino

COASTAL MODEL 9'

Para-Tech's

OFFSHORE MODEL 9'

 

Diameter:

9’

9’

Available Colors: Yellow White, yellow   

Weight:

13 lbs

9 lbs

Size Chart:

Boats under 35’ & 20,000 lbs

Boats under 25’ & 8,000 lbs

Website Price:

$399 -- (swivel Included)

$349 -- (swivel is extra)

Design:

Semi-Hemispheric

Semi-Hemispheric

Canopy Material:

8-oz Nylon

3-4 oz Nylon

Canopy Density:

Low Thread Count

Low Thread Count

Canopy  Panels: Large Pie Shape Large Pie Shape

Material Grade:

First Quality

Seconds

Shroud Type:

5/16” Braided Nylon

1/2-inch Flat Webbing

Shroud Strength:

2,500 lbs tensile strength

1,500 lbs tensile strength

# of Shrouds:

8

8

Hardware Type:

Stainless PARA-RING®

Galvanized Shackle

Stainless Swivel: Yes No

Stowage Bag:

Fast-PAK® or Deploy Bag

Deploy Bag

Anit-Rotation Wgt:

Yes

No

Chain Needed: Yes, for storm use Yes, for storm use

Warranty:

5 yrs

5 yrs

Instructions:

Professional DVD ($29.95 value)

Instruction Booklet


INTERNET PRICES:  Prices may change.

Parachute Sea Anchor (diameter)

Fiorentino’s
Coastal Anchor



 

*Para-Tech's
Offshore Anchor

6’

$329

* $269

9’

$399

* $349

12’

$649

* $599

15’ --- 16’

$899

* $859

18’

$1029

* $969

21’

$1,129

Not offered

24’

$1,439

* $1,389




















*Additional charges for swivel may apply. 


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