Winches

Winches

© 2008 Absolute, CATINA VI

Hardware / Ocean Racers & Metre Class Racing Yachts / Deck Hardware / Winches

The Absolute winches have always been among our most iconic pieces.

Discover the full range, specifications, materials and finishes in our technical PDF.

 

Some of the Ocean Racers equipped with our winches:

10mCR ALBATROSS

NY32 MASQUERADE

SY CIPPINO

SY EILIDH

 

Some of the Metre Class yachts equipped with our winches:

10mR RITA IV

8mR AUN

8mR CARRON II

8mR CATINA VI

8mR FROYA

8mR GERMANIA III

8mR VARG

7mR ENDRICK

6mR YLLIAM V

Absolute winches are the result of a long and detailed research on the different hull designs, deck layouts and cockpit arrangements of racing and cruiser-racers designed according to the International Metre Class Rule, the Universal Rule and the International Square Metre Class Rule.

Our close and fruitful relationship with classic metre class boat owners, skippers and crews led to the refinement of the perfect winch shapes and sizes, resulting in a set of winches with wide drums and low aspect profiles, with single and two speed, which keep the unmatched beauty of the authentic vintage shape but are fully engineered for rough racing service.

© 2011 Absolute, ALBATROSS

© 2013 Absolute, Carron II and Severn

Lines and Variations

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Absolute 8.06
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Absolute 8.22
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Absolute 8.30
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Absolute 8.40
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Absolute 8.46
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Absolute 8.56

The winch drum and base are produced through a traditional process of sand casting. After dedicated machining they are hand finished and polished to the highest degree of craftsmanship. All winch gears are machined from high strength stainless steel and nickel-aluminum-bronze.

The cap/top nut of every model is engraved with the yacht’s name and building year (or sail number).

By special order we can provide our winches with an “inner base” for partial deck insertion.

© 2015 Absolute, RITA IV

© 2021 Absolute, APACHE

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