Installed in July this year, onto a large motor sailor, this windlass is the powerful and rugged solution for large yachts and small ships, where a full manual capability is required in parallel with the powered drive. Wighing in at nearly 400 Kg it is not a light weight unit, but in order to deliver a sufficiently powerful and robust performance, with essentially two windlasses in one package, it was never going to be!

A second one of these windlasses is already in the pipeline, but for the time being, we move onto the next challenge: finishing the very traditional (powered) windlass for Luke Powell's new pilot cutter 'Pellew'. There will be some news on this shortly.