These powerful carbon winches are aboard large megayachts, performance cruisers, and racing monohulls and multihulls over 18 m (60 feet).
Winches feature carbon skirts and tops, aluminum drums, and strong composite jaws with one-piece sculpted line guide and peeler. PEEK® roller bearings are low-maintenance, reliable, and efficient. They ride in large-diameter cages, allowing more bearings to carry the load. Stainless steel drive gears are strong and durable.
Drives are pedestal, electric, or hydraulic. Wide-diameter drums provide extra surface area to hold line securely under high loads. Fewer wraps speed line retrieval when sheeting.
Other options include self-tailing, top cleats, four speeds, free-spinning or ratcheting base sheave additions, and left-handed rotation.
If class rules dictate, winches are also available in all-aluminum with stainless steel gears.