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Deep Blue Engineering: Webster's Boat Machinery

Deep Blue Engineering Limited design and make windlasses under the brand name 'Webster's Boat Machinery', ranging from small manual windlasses, through to large powered windlasses for small ships. We also design and build bespoke equipment for vessels of all kinds.

A No.2 manual windlass, in the process of being boxed up ready for shipment to Sweden


Our L30 Ratchet Windlass, installed on 'Polly', built by David Moss.

We make ratchet windlasses in a range of sizes and configurations, from the L30 above, through to the L60, for use with vessels up to 100 tons displacement. To see an original old version ratchet windlass operating, one we restored,  visit:

We made a new gypsy for 'Grayhound' during their busy summer season in 2017. Always lovely to see Marcus and Freya. A bit of a challenge, but the chain twisting issued they'd been suffering were resolved with the new gypsy and a new anchor chain.


- Manual anchor windlasses

- Electric/hydraulic anchor windlasses

- Bespoke systems and equipment engineering & design

- Equipment Restoration

For enquiries please contact us on: +44 (0) 7576 363578

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