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. The AC versions of the 1111PT and 990.3ST winches feature titanium gears for extremely high strength-to-weight ratios and exceptional resistance to corrosion.
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.