Winches are designed to help you trim the sheets and halyards; to increase tension to achieve proper sail shape. Standard (non self-tailing) winches will require you to tail the loose end of the line to keep tension on your turns while operating the winch. Self-tailing winches free up the hand from the loose end of the line, and facilitate easier handling when short-handed. Electrical and hydraulic winches are available as a solution for short-handed sailing or in high-load situations, whether aboard a small boat or more often large yachts.
We provide a wide assortment of high-quality winches from brands such as Andersen, Harken and Lewmar, all of which have been tested and trusted by the pros. Our technical department will provide assistance to provide you with the best winch for your type of boat and the standard of sailing you would like to enjoy.