Every Andersen winch is made with the care and craftsmanship that come from more than fifty years of experience. Andersen winches are built to last, to retain their exceptional finish and to deliver season after season of reliable performance and sailing pleasure to their owner through the years.
Andersen winch drums are produced from grade 316L stainless steel, cold formed in stages during manufacture to further increase strength and hardness as it takes its final form. The resulting construction is lightweight, yet stiff and unyielding.
Drive shafts are in grade 329 duplex stainless steel. Pawls are cut from a cold pressed profile in grade 316 stainless steel and are virtually unbreakable.
The upper centre stems of Andersen winches are manufactured from aluminium bronze for ultimate durability. The combination of materials and design contribute to a lightweight, rigid final assembly that enhances the mechanical efficiency of the winch. Andersen winches are of similar weight to winches with aluminium drums, but are far more durable.
Andersen Powered Winches
Andersen winch drums incorporate the distinctive Power Rib™ which ensures a controlled grip on the line at all times, whether trimming or easing. The highly polished stainless steel surface minimises vertical friction and allows the loaded rope turns to slide easily upward as the drum rotates, without the shuddering and excessive rope wear seen on winches that rely on a rough surface finish for grip.
Stainless steel roller bearings and ball bearings carry the highest drum loads to the centre stem of the winch, minimising efficiency losses due to friction.
The self tailing arm can be rotated through 360 degrees for optimum positioning (40ST and larger). Stainless steel self tailing jaws adjust automatically to suit various rope sizes.
Andersen winches are designed for simple, straightforward installation and maintenance. Servicing is only required every two years or so under normal use.
Andersen powered winches allow you to hoist and trim sails at the push of a button regardless of physical strength, so any crew member can easily and safely trim sails and control lines. Perfect for enjoying sailing short-handed or with friends and family.
In addition to the host of standard features that make Andersen self-tailing winches the benchmark for quality and performance, Andersen powered winches are engineered with unsurpassed levels of functionality, monitoring and protection.
Andersen automatic bailers are available from Storm Force Marine and recognised by dinghy sailors as the most effective and reliable means of automatic bailing.
Andersen Bailers are made of Stainless Steel, guaranteeing you many years of trouble free service.
The Super Mini Special Bailer is designed for racing dinghies where the bailer is operated from a hiking position: this bailer is mounted without a spring lever.