Types of Winches on Ship

We offer various types of winches for ships. 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.

Details of the Winches on 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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Anchor Winch

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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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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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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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 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

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. If you are looking to purchase a new winch machine, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and let us know more information about the winch you need, such as the use of the winch, winch working environment, rated load or pulling force, drum capacity, speed, power source, etc. Based on the information you provide, we will help you select the most suitable winch system and provide you with the competitive price.

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