Stop-Ancre

PROJECT’S ID

Location : Marseille
Creation date : 2017
Founder : Alain Maurin GMPRO
Sector : Economy of the sea
Partners : April Marine, CNTL, SRA (Regattas) Ecoloc Orange Marine

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

The project is to manufacture two ranges of anchors (fixed and foldable) equipped with the patented ‘Stop-Ancre’ (Stop-Anchore) system, which allows faster anchoring, without snatching and using less chain and less length of anchorage.

FOUNDER

Alain MAURIN, inventor and founder of the company GMPRO: Marseille yachtsman with a passion for navigation and diving, he patented a stabiliser system (‘Stop-Ancre’ kit) to mount on the flat commercial anchors. This addition transforms the flat anchor giving it a hold in the sand which preserves the environment and ensures real safety when anchoring

FINANCING NEED

EUR 600K to 800K

VALUE PROPOSITION

Job creation. European and worldwide export of the system that makes France stand out in its investment for the protection of the environment. To meet the requirements of Europe on the protection of posidonia in the Mediterranean. To respond to the recommendations of the blue plan (UN environment) for the 122 Mediterranean countries.

MEDITERRANEAN DIMENSION

Cooperation with Spain (CIMNE), Croatia (fitwork society, 4 film) and Italy (RIVA boat). Export in all EU countries. Protection of boats and crew in Europe. Minimisation of strandings and resulting shipwrecks (environmental protection). Circular economy for flat anchors reused with the ‘Stop-Ancre’ kit.

NEXT STEPS

The ‘Stop-Ancre’ system will appear in an eco-yatchtsman guide published by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation