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Andersen’s Compact Electric Winches: Space-saving Saviour or Subpar Alternative?

Andersen Electric Winch Compact © Andersen Winches

Photo Credit: © Andersen Winches

 

When choosing an electric winch, motor placement is a critical design decision. In a previous blog, we delved into the options, cross-examining the differences between a horizontal, vertical and compact motor placement.

Electric Sailboat Winch – Horizontal, Vertical or Compact Motor?

Andersen Electric Winch © Andersen Winches

© Andersen Winches

 

You’ve chosen to upgrade from a manual winch to an electric winch. Now, you need to decide on motor placement. This is a critical design decision which largely depends on your boats available space below deck. Ask yourself: ‘What is going to fit, and what is going to be the least work?’.

What size electric sailboat winch do I need?

Harken Electric Winch on Beneteau Oceanis 46.1

© Beneteau 

Published Date: February 3 2023

 

Electric winches are becoming increasingly common. Used to reduce the strain of trimming and hoisting sails, electric winches make sailing more accessible; with strength no longer a barrier, it’s easy to sail short-handed or with minimal crew, share sailing with family and friends, plus prolong your time on the water for years to come.

Quality Cruising with Andersen’s Electric Winch Range

Andersen Electric Winches © Sparkman & Stephens Swan Association

Photo Credit: © Sparkman & Stephens Swan Association 

 

Andersen Winches are iconic. Often considered the benchmark for quality, Andersen’s elegant, stainless steel winches take pride of place on every deck. Underneath the stainless steel exterior, an internal construction manufactured from aluminium bronze – which is far more durable than aluminium – ensures cruising sailors can be safe in the knowledge their Andersen winch will last for a lifetime.

10 Reasons to upgrade to an Electric Winch

Yacht with electric winches - Nico Martinez V2


Upgrading to an electric winch, or multiple electric winches, is an investment, and as with any financial investment there has to be a reasonable return. So, what are the potential returns on this increasingly popular sail boat upgrade?

The Differences Between Harken Radial and Performa Winches

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Harken have an extensive range of winches which are split into x2 primary ranges: Radial and Performa. In this blog we help you understand the key differences between these ranges and guide you to the right choice for you and your boat’s needs.

We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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