This electric self-tailing winch is also suitable for small boats

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Unipower 500
Winch Unipower 500 – Harken

Harken, a leader in sailing equipment, offers a wide range of state-of-the-art motorized winches, including the Unipower 500 model, which is particularly suitable for smaller boats and refit projects. These winches are renowned for a feature that makes them ideal for saving space: the motor is integrated almost entirely into the drum, taking up little space below deck. The Unipower 500 is specially designed for sailboats between 10 and 14 meters in length, offering an efficient and compact solution to facilitate on-board maneuvering.

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The use of a motorized winch not only reduces fatigue during maneuvering but also offers space-saving advantages, making theUnipower 500 an ideal choice even for smaller boats or for those who wish to avoid invasive modifications during refit work. Compared with other electric winches, the compact design of the Unipower 500 saves considerable space below deck, both vertically and horizontally. Ease of installation is an added advantage, with the winch protruding just 10 centimeters below the deck and automatically adjusting to the load due to its single speed.

Unipower 500. The lightweight winch perfect even for small boats

This self-tailing winch is designed to handle ropes and sheets between 8 and 13 millimeters in diameter, offering maximum versatility in mooring and maneuvering operations. Available with an aluminum or chrome finish, the Unipower 500’s low weight(6.7 kg for the aluminum version and 8.3 kg for the chrome version) helps keep the boat light and maneuverable without compromising performance.

An additional advantage of theUnipower 500 is its ability to operate both manually and electrically, providing greater flexibility in situations where on-board power is not available. Because it is compatible with the classic manual handle, the winch can be used even when there is no power supply, providing additional safety during navigation operations.

In summary, Harken’s Unipower 500 motorized winch is an advanced and versatile solution for the needs of smaller sailboats, offering reliable performance, compactness and ease of use in both electric and manual modes.

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