Lewmar claim the new EVO winch range is the most advanced yet.
It's been almost 20-years since Lewmar introduced its last winch range. The new EVO winch range was unveiled to the trade at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) recently. EVO features new styling, easier installation, new sizes and new finishes, backed by a 7-year warranty.
The new logical range comprises seven self-tailing winches: size 15, 30, 40, 45, 50, 55, 65, available in single speed (size 15 only) and two speed combinations. Electric versions of the winch are offered from size 40. Conversion kits and pre-wired motor gearboxes* are available to adapt the manual winch to powered on size 40 up to 65.
Safety is key in any new development and Lewmar has designed in some simple safety features. The feeder arm contains a winch direction arrow to ensure users understand which way the winch turns and first gear is always clockwise on all EVO winches.
The winch can be fitted either in the conventional manner, or Lewmar's FastFit stud fixings can be used to enable one person to fit the winch without having to remove the drum. There are no plastic parts , just select the correct size stud, wind it into the strong bronze centre stem and mount the winch in the pre-drilled holes.
Drums are available in black or grey alloy and chrome bronze. The integrated investment cast stainless feeder arm provides the most obvious change in style; this covers the winch and does not create a rope trap above the adjustable WaveSpring jaw.
“For Lewmar customers, there is no such thing as 'just a winch,' explains Ian Stevenson, Lewmar's product and marketing director. “Inside every one of our winches you will find materials perfected over many years, designed using the latest techniques and machined using the most up to date CNC equipment.
Manufacturing is located in the U.K. and the U.S. Lewmar sells through a worldwide network of agents and distributors. www.lewmar.com