You want to learn more about Ewincher, its reliability or its efficiency ? Following its preview showing during the Nautic boat show 2016 in Paris, many journalists were interested in this sailboat electric winch handle of a new-generation.
You can now discover of Ewincher was welcomed by the press and all the tests at sea made by many great sailing magazines : Voiles et Voiliers, Voile Magazine, le Figaro Nautisme and many others.
Since 2011, we have been sailing around the world on board our sailing yacht Ganesh, a 15-metre lifting-keel aluminium yacht from the Alliage Yachts boatbuilding yard.
There are two of us on board, Corinne and myself, and I wanted to electrify 3 or 4 winches in order to facilitate handling operations with a small crew, when, visiting Paris in December 2016, I came across the Ewincher at the Nautic boat show. Attracted by the concept, we decided to try this winch handle, which was not yet in production, and we received one of the first units on board 6 months later.
Over the past 6 months, we have covered more than 3000 miles, from the Maluku Islands to Phuket in Thailand, by way of Flores, Bali, Borneo, Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Langkawi, Ko Lanta…
Sailing conditions were very varied, close-hauled, broad reach, flat calm, reefing in strong winds, launching the gennaker, etc., and Ewincher truly became a 3rd crewmember.
Handling operations that used to be performed by two people are now carried out singlehanded with Ewincher – marvellous when night-sailing - the battery life is excellent, familiarisation takes just a few moments, Ewincher enables easy management of the highest loads on board a 50-foot yacht such as ours.
Pierre-Yves Guennec : Route du Rhum Skipper - Club Ewincher
"After leaving Panama for the Marquesas Islands, 4000 miles away, then 760 miles further to Tahiti, Ewincher worked marvelously! The batteries quickly recharge and Ewincher handles the effort to raise the main sail where it is the heaviest: 100kg with 110 m2 of the total surface... Ewincher is also effective to store the genoa medium which is 85m2."
Jérôme MOLLE - Club Ewincher
"Hello Ewincher's team,I bought my electric winch handle during the last boat show. I am very satisfied with this important investment. It fulfills perfectly what I expected from it, it is very easy to use. I'm planning a big trip of one year, Ewincher will be almost an additional crewmember, always ready to maneuver!"
Günter Koch - Club Ewincher
"We are now back on board of our SY Ataraxia and are preparing the boat for sailing during summer in the Aegean Sea. The new ewincher is for us a great help. The batterie is half full after we hauled one person up the mast and hoisted two big sails. In addition we had to reef both sails and ewincher did it as well.Very good equipment! Thank you very much for your innovation!"
Michel Gau - Club Ewincher
"After sailing 680 miles and doing many maneuvers, Ewincher is great, it would be difficult for me not to use it anymore. The battery has a long autonomy, (Banda -Flores 500 miles without charging it). It is really a pleasure to use it."
Mr. ABBAL - Club Ewincher
"High-end design. After using Ewincher at sea : product light with a good ergonomy, powerful with enough battery to last more than a day of cruising"
Stéphane Mifsud - Club ewincher
"It simplifies things, it's very powerful, practical, and intuitive. No one really showed me how to use it but it was easy to figure out. It's a bit like a cell phone: when you don't have one you don't think you need one, but once you do you can't live without it. It's a great product. "