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Old 11-25-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Press release November 09


NEW Holmatro Winches: the winch reinvented!

These new Holmatro Winches have been reinvented for sailors by sailors. They have unique features and innovations that, we are convinced, will dominate trends in winch design for years to come.

With the launch of Holmatro winches we had one target in mind: to offer the best winch in the market” says Holmatro Marine Equipment’s GM Gert Jan Uijtdewilligen. “We are convinced we have succeeded. Our winches will provide sailors with more power, speed and fun for generations to come.”

Winch efficiency is how muscle power on a winch handle is transmitted to a sheet or halyard. Holmatro winches optimize your human input with a maximum exchange to useable sail power. Holmatro continues to use the proven Meissner concept of one-piece, self lubricating bearings resulting in less friction, longer life span and virtually no bearing maintenance. The advanced gear and bearing technology as well as the patent pending drum surface helps you to master your power.

The forged aluminum one piece stripper arm provides an elegant and safe non-rotating top. The arm can be positioned where necessary during installation and is shaped to minimize the possibility of fouling sheets during release. The forged aluminum drum provides strong, lightweight construction with optimal protection against corrosion. Using high-tech aluminum alloys, advanced composites and innovative design Holmatro winches are up to 50% lighter than comparable models on the market. The self-tailing jaws offer perfect grip to a variety of lines including modern line of smaller diameter as well as more traditional cordage. All Holmatro winches are designed to be easily upgraded to hydraulic or electric power with no changes to the winch necessary.

Unique features of Holmatro winches:

Grip & Run™ Grip & Run™ drum surface

Hybrid bearings provide less resistance and virtually no maintenance

Improved efficiency

Non rotating cap with an integrated stripper arm is an elegant and safe design

Quick and easy maintenance

Easily converted to hydraulic or electric power

Weighs up to 50% less than comparable models

More about our Grip & Run™ drum

The Grip & Run drum surface is matchless in the market. It is based on a Meissner patent (acquired by Holmatro in 2004). The grip while trimming and the control while easing are exceptional.

The Grip and Run™ advantages:

Maximum radial grip (wet or dry)

Minimal vertical resistance

Line tension is more evenly spread

Eases line smoothly, even at high loads

Less wear and tear on sheets and halyards
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