Cruising Confidence

Making your sailing easier, safer, and faster, Ronstan has earned a trusted name in the cruising community. In addition to a complete range of sailing hardware which includes over 3,000 products, Ronstan is proud to offer Andersen Stainless Steel Winches™. Beautifully elegant inside and out, Andersen winches reflect the functional needs and aesthetic demands of top quality sailing yachts worldwide. Developed using state-of-the-art production techniques that have been carefully refined for more than 60 years, each of our winches reflect a sincere dedication to offer the highest quality product to our customers.

Available with three different motor options, all Andersen winches are factory prepared to be converted to electric, making it a simple process to power existing manual winches. Hoist and trim sails with the push of a button, if only everything in life was this easy! Motor options include the feature-packed E1 Single Speed Motor or the variable speed Compact Motor™, the most sophisticated electric winch motor on the market. 

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. Simplified electrical installation requires no external control box. Precision sail control is made easy by the pressure sensing button: the harder you press the button, the faster the winch will turn.

Built to provide many years of reliable, trouble free service, Andersen winches are there to improve your sailing experience with a timeless finish and superior performance.