Electric Captive Reel Winches

Harken Electric Captive Reel Winches bring megayacht technology to boats 13.7–18 m (45–60 ft). Robust and compact, these belowdeck winches keep topsides clear for a clean, uncluttered look. Use for remote line handling: raise/lower halyard, trim/ease mainsheet—all at the touch of a button. No need for a hydraulic system with these electric captives on your boat.

Electric Captives are available in 1.5-ton and 3-ton sizes with standard 12-volt and 24-volt power. 12V and 24V have maximum line speeds of 12 and 13 meters per minute respectively. The winch has a single gear and is managed with push buttons for trimming and easing.

The winch frame and drum are 6061-T6 hardcoat-anodized aluminum. Most components are modular for easy reassembly and inspection.

A gear-and-chain transmission drives the feeder screw, allowing the line to lie smoothly on the drum in a single layer.

The screw design positions the screw close to the drum, reducing winch size.

A mechanical switch limits the stroke of the feeder to prevent overtravel. A mechanical slack line system stops the drum from turning when there is no load on the line, preventing overrides.

All parts connected to electrical circuitry are positioned on the same side for maintenance. The screw bearings and gear transmission are also located on this side for easy inspection. Bearings are self-lubricated. The main gearbox is sealed and lubricated with oil.

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