Winch Selection Guide
Choose your ANDERSEN Winches© to reflect the
size of your yacht and your sailing
requirements. This chart is intended for
masthead-rigged mono-hull yachts of medium
displacement. When choosing electric or
hydraulic winches, the selection is similar
to that of a manually operated winch. Please
note that this chart is based on standards
and will not reflect all variables and
differences in the large variety of yacht
types and sizes on the market.
Use our Web services to electronically
calculate the details of your winch
selection, or consult your ANDERSEN
Distributor, who has the experience and
knowledge of our product range to give
professional advice in helping you make the
These are the classifications we have used
for our winch selection chart.
Please refer to the chart if your
boat is of medium displacement.
We recommend that you refer to the sail area,
and not to the length of the yacht.
The displacement must be taken into
account. It is advisable to choose a winch
larger than that stated in the chart.
Should normally be able to select
smaller winches but the righting moment must
also be taken into account.
Catamarans, trimarans and other boats
with increased righting moments should use
winches with a higher power ratio.