The Red Ratchet has arrived


Harken's limited edition red ratchet blocks have now touched down in the UK and Ireland

Created to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, the ratchets with their flashy red anodised sheaves caused a sensation when they were first revealed on social media last month.

The Red Ratchet blocks are the same market-leading ratchet blocks trusted by the World's top sailors but with a specially anodised red sheave to make them really stand out. They bring colour to your deck while providing the industry leading fast trim/release and superior holding power Harken ratchets are renowned for the world over. The exclusive blocks are available in as either a Standard shackle or Soft-attach 57mm Carbo Ratchamatic or a 57mm switchable Carbo ratchet.

Yesterday we announced to Facebook fans that the first of our stock of red ratchets has arrived and would begin shipping immediately. However, getting ahold of one won't be as simple as wandering in to your local chandlery and picking one up of the shelf.  As the blocks have been produced in very limited numbers they will only be available while stocks last from four outlets: SailingFast, DinghyRope and Force4 Port Hamble and from

If you can't get your hands on one of the coveted blocks all is not lost - To celebrate our big birthday, we will be offering 50 chances to win one before the end of the year. Giveaways will be revealed every month between now and Christmas so keep your eyes peeled!


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