The new Holmatro winches are technically superior. This fits well with the Holmatro brand and it's positioning in the market for yachts - a market for which they supply hydraulic equipment. High quality technology needs a high quality look, and so Spark has introduced a winch design that is not only innovative but modern and solid in character.
The control system is based on the patented Grip & Run system: Vertical grooves along the outer surface ensure maximum grip on the rope, either wet or dry, and also distribute the tension of the rope more evenly. The winch can be turned by hand, or easily converted to electric or hydraulic operation. The use of lightweight aluminium halves the total weight of the winches compared to other models.
Form follows function
In cooperation with Holmatro's experienced sailors the new winches have been optimised for uncompromising use. The new winches meet the highest demands and are used under the most extreme conditions, such as during the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Vendee Globe.
- Award: GIO award 2010