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    Harken Electric Winch Range Explained

    Harken Electric Winch Range Explained

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    Harken have long been a popular choice for winches due to their quality, with their winches aboard everything from the smallest sportsboats to the largest mega yachts.

     

    When it comes to electric winches, Harken have an excellent range for both cruisers and racers with varying features to choose from, including 1, 2, and 3 speeds, horizontal, vertical and compact motor configurations, ‘shaped grip’ or ‘sandblasted grip’ and a rewind feature.  

     

    Antal Electric Winch Range Explained

    Antal Electric Winch

     

    In a previous blog, we examined the manual winch range from Italian manufacturer Antal. Antal also offer an excellent selection of electric winches for cruising sailors, which we’ll take a look at in this blog.

    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?’.

    Lewmar EVO® Winches – Made to Last

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    Lewmar’s flagship EVO® winch range is an evolution of their Ocean range which they claim is the most popular winch ever made. This is due to their widespread use by volume boat builders who prioritise ease of use / maintenance and reliability.

    Karver Winches – A Truly Unique Proposition

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    Karver are relatively new to the world of sailboat winches but they are bringing something completely different to the market. Their KSW Speed and KPW Power winch ranges may not suit every application but by being totally unique, if you fall in their sweet spot, they can offer some dramatic advantages.

    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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