For a contemporary urban boat culture inspired by traditional seafaring practices.
Break the Anchor is an initiative that promotes contemporary urban boat culture inspired by traditional seafaring practices. It sees the potential for developing the relationship between sea and city.
The project believes that sailing, seamanship and boat building may have a richer urban cultural potential still to be developed and sometimes implanted in many cities. The material relates to a traditional and environmental concern, stating wood as 100% recyclable.
The headquarters of the initiative are to be based in the Western tip of Europe, in the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal. The Portuguese were once notable explorers of the sea and able boat builders. To “Break the Anchor” means to break with the current attitude towards a sea culture and face both sea and contemporary city as an opportunity together.