ANDERSEN STAINLESS STEEL WINCHES™
Enduring Strength, Everlasting Finish
Every Andersen winch is made with the care and craftsmanship that come from more than sixty 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.
Get a grip with ANDERSEN Winches
ANDERSEN Winches are all about Design and Engineering. We believe in setting standards, as this is the only way we can ensure a lifetime of safe sailing for our customers and a future at sea for our products. To achieve this, we employ state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, and our staff is dedicated to continuous development. We remain at the cutting edge of winch development by working closely with yachtsmen and sailing professionals to create unique, practical and reliable features.
ANDERSEN POWER RIB™
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.
MANUAL Self-Tailing Winches
If you take pride in having your yacht look its best, ANDERSEN's Full Stainless Self-Tailing Winch creates the dock-stopping appeal you desire. It combines all the convenience and power of ANDERSEN's self-tailing winch with a stunning all stainless steel look.
From top to bottom the drive shaft stripper arm, self-tailing jaws, drum and upper & lower trim rings are manufactured in highest quality and beautifully polished grade 316 stainless steel. The dramatic result is a highly reflective winch that becomes a highlight of the boat and a true reflection of your yachting pride. We like to say, Full Stainless - Beyond Good Looks.
Andersen Electric Winches
Take the hard work out of your sailing time with ANDERSEN's Electric Winches. They allow you to raise the sails or trim the sheets with the push of a button to expand the range of weather conditions in which you can safely set sail. If you enjoy short-handed sailing or have a large, hard-to-control mainsail or genoa, electric winches are a great choice.
Easily user installed and maintained, Andersen electric winches can be installed in the same position as your current winches by removing the old winches, drilling matching holes for the winch and motor drive, and making the electrical connections.
Andersen Electric Winches come in E1 Single speed, Two speed and Three speed models.
Compact Motor™ Electric Winches
Andersen Compact Motor™ electric 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.
Ease of installation
The Andersen Compact Motor™ electric winch is available in two formats for either Above Deck or Below Deck motor placement. Motor gearbox and controller are integrated into one compact unit with no extra control box necessary. Simplified electrical installation requires just the connection of positive and negative power cables to the motor terminals and the connection of the push button using the included output cable.
Efficient, variable speed
The Andersen Compact Motor™ is a brushless DC motor carefully matched to a low profile planetary gearbox which requires less space for installation, and draws considerably less current than traditional motor/gearbox configurations. Available in 12 volt and 24 volt models, Compact Motor™ electric winches operate at variable speed in proportion to the pressure applied to the push button, for smooth and quiet operation.
Whether you have a smaller yacht, or are just looking for that traditional look, Andersen Classic Winches provide hallmark quality and performance in a simple non self-tailing configuration.
Single and two speed models, suiting conventional top mounted handles are available in sizes 10 to 46 providing a perfect economical solution for trailerable yachts and small keel boats where constant trimming is required.
Traditionally styled, low profile Classic Winches are single speed and available with included base-mounted or below-deck handle configurations. They are standard equipment on many popular classic sailboats of up to 2 ton displacement, including Dragons, H-boats and Folkboats where their beautifully polished finish complements that of the craft.
Electric Conversion Kits
Converting your winch from manual to electric motor-driven operation is easy using ANDERSEN's Electric Conversion Kits. Available in either E1 single speed, Electric Two Speed, or Compact Motor™ Variable Speed power units, our conversion kits can be fitted to most modern ANDERSEN Winches™ ranging from size 28ST to 110ST and are available in 12V or 24V.
Installation is straight forward with all kits including everything you need to do-it-yourself, or have your preferred yard do it for you. A comprehensive installation manual, templates, push button and cable terminals are provided in every kit. Our comprehensive network of Distributors and resellers are always available to answer any question regarding the right conversion kit and installation process for your specific ANDERSEN Winch™.
Andersen Stainless Steel Winches are supplied standard with the world renowned hand polished surface finish for years of corrosion free performance, beautiful aesthetics and minimal line wear.
We also offer other high quality finishes to special order:
A surface finish for stainless steel obtained by hand polishing the surface, and then blasting the metal with a finishing media. The ZT finish is often described as “gun metal grey” or “titanium look”.
An extremely durable coating process known as Physical Vapour Deposition that can be used to apply a coloured finish (usually black or bronze) to the stainless steel components of our winches. It is a high quality, permanent finish with excellent impact and abrasion resistance.
Contact your local Andersen Stainless Steel dealer or distributor for details.