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Types of Winches on Ship

We offer various types of winches on ship. These winches are mainly used for anchoring, mooring and towing, as well as lifting and hauling heavy objects on ships. Commonly used boat winches include: windlasses, anchor winches, mooring winches, anchor mooring winches, towing winches, capstans, etc.

The winches can be driven electrically or hydraulically depending on your requirements:

– Electric winches have simple system, low operating cost, easy installation and maintenance, widely used in places with heavy work and large traction.

– Hydraulic winches are ideal for the most demanding tasks in marine with high strength and durability. The hydraulic winch has a more compact structure and smooth operation, and can realize stepless speed regulation.

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Different Types of Winches on Ship

Ship Anchor Winch

The winch is used for ship anchoring. The speed is generally about 10m/min. There are two types: anchor chain winch and anchor rope winch.

When buying an anchor winch, you need to consider a few things, including the anchor weight, the diameter and length of the anchor chain or the diameter and length of the wire rope.

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Types of Winches on Ship
Anchor Winch

Ship Mooring Winch

Mooring winch is commonly used when the ship is moored or docked. The winch has many functions such as drifting, support and positioning during loading and unloading, while with constant tension adjusting and compensating for deviation caused by vibration.

We offer various kinds of mooring winches, including electric mooring winch, hydraulic mooring winch, single drum mooring winch, double drum mooring winch, etc.

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Types of Mooring Winch on Ship
Mooring Winch

Anchor Mooring Winch

Anchor mooring winch can play both anchoring and mooring functions, which is equivalent to the combination of windlass and mooring winch.

The winch is available with several forms, such as single gypsy single drum winch, double gypsy double drum winch, single gypsy double drum winch, and double gypsy single drum winch.

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Different Types of Winches on Ship
Anchor Mooring Winch

Towing Winch

Towing winch is installed on a boat to tow another boat. Generally, the pulling force of the towing winch is large, and the speed is 10m/min.

According to the power source, there are electric towing winch and hydraulic towing winch for you to choose from.

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Types of Towing Winches on Ship
Towing Winch


Capstan is a kind of small winch used for mooring and anchoring on the deck or on the shore. There are different types of marine capstans to choose from, including electric capstan, hydraulic capstan, vertical capstan, horizontal capstan, anchor capstan, and mooring capstan.

The rated load of capstan is generally 1t-10T, and the speed can be single speed, double speed, triple speed, etc.

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Marine Capstan

Applications of Winches on Ship

Anchor Windlass on Ship

Single Gypsy Anchor Windlass For Sale
Single Gypsy Anchor Windlass
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Electric Anchor Windlass

Anchor Mooring Winches on Ship

Types of Windlass Mooring Winches on Ship
Single Gypsy Electric Windlass Mooring Winch
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Double Gypsy Hydraulic Anchor Mooring Winch
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Double Gypsy Electric Anchor Mooring Winch

Hydraulic Waterfall Type Positioning Winches on Ship

Types of Positioning Winches on Ships
12T Hydraulic Positioning Winch
Types of Positioning Winch For Ship
12T Waterfall Type Positioning Winch
Types of Positioning Winch on Ship
12 Ton Positioning Winch

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Which Types of Winches on Ship Do You Need?

When buying a ship winch, you need to consider several factors:

1. The purpose and working environment of the winch

Where is the winch used? On board, port or on land?

What is the winch used for? Anchoring, mooring, towing, positioning, or lifting and pulling heavy objects on the ship?

2. Rated load or pulling force

What rated load (T) or pulling force (KN) is required?

3. Drum capacity

What is the length and diameter of the rope or chain?

4. Speed

Generally, the speed of Aicrane marine winches is 10m/min.

Do you have special requirements for speed?

5. Power source

What power source do you prefer, electric, hydraulic or diesel?

The selection of power source depends to a large extent on your preferences, your ship size, existing infrastructure and financial considerations.

6. Additional requirements

Do you have other requirements, such as rope spooling device, warping head, rope length measurement, tension measurement, etc.?

If you are looking to purchase a new winch machine, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Based on the information you provide, we will help you select the most suitable winch system and provide you with the most competitive price.

Aicrane specializes in the design and manufacture of various marine winches. We have more than 10 years of experience in winch industry, and have been providing customers with superior quality products and perfect services. We are looking forward to cooperating with you!

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