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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.

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?

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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