Ewincher - Electric Winch Handle
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Ewincher - Electric Winch Handle

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A real alternative to electric winches.

With the Ewincher electric winch handle, there's no need to change anything about the way you sail and you can perform one manoeuvre after another, regardless of your physical condition, your age or your strength.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020  | 

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Product Information

Ewincher's extreme power and adjustable speed allow you to perform all possible manoeuvers while sailing: hoisting, sheeting, adjusting sails, furling your genoa or even hauling a crew member up the mast.

One of the main difficulties for the skipper and crew is the sheer strength that sailing manoeuvers require: hoisting the mainsail, adjusting the genoa, trimming the sails, stowing the genoa. This difficulty is exacerbated by the fact that crew members are rarely well-positioned relative to the winch/handle set. Ewincher is designed to perfectly assist sailing manoeuvers without altering your natural movements: you’ll gain power and speed while remaining in an ideal position, without exerting any effort. It’s waterproof, lightweight, locks into the winch and has an ergonomic design: all the controls are at your fingertips.

With its standard size, it adapts to all deck layouts. Ewincher can truly be used right out of the box. Thanks to its battery and high-performance motor, you can head out all day without a problem allowing you to fully enjoy the pleasures of sailing.

With its 3 modes of operation, Ewincher is the new crew member that assists you with all manoeuvers on your boat:

  1. In assisted mode: Ewincher does the work for you in the winch's 1st or 2nd speed
  2. In manual mode: you can use Ewincher like any other winch handle to make adjustments
  3. Combined mode: add your own speed to the handle's speed to reach exceptional hauling speeds

Ewincher Features

  • Easy to insert into the winch socket, thanks to its ideal ergonomic design and very lightweight (2.2 kg)
  • Electric assistance is easy to use, with all the controls located on the handgrip, allowing you to keep winching as you normally would, but with the addition of considerable torque (80 Nm) while ensuring precision (15 to 80 rpm). You maintain the feeling of winching while considerably reducing the physical effort involved.
  • You can use the assisted or non-assisted mode, or both at once, to ensure maximum precision all while maintaining the feeling of winching.
  • You can use the Ewincher as a manual handle at any time. It’s always in the ideal position to limit your effort.
  • The removable, rechargeable battery lasts a very long time Waterproof

Why choose Ewincher rather than an electric winch?

The cost

The price of a 40 electric winch is upwards of £2000 (without installation) per winch. In general terms, we prefer to electrify the mainsail winch that enables us to harden the mainsail and go up to the mast easily. It represents approximately a £3000 budget for a single installed electric winch, without any assistance on winches for the genoa sheets or the spinnaker.

With the Ewincher electric winch handle you can electrify all the winches on your boat for just £1900. Ewincher be used straight away, without any mounting or installation, on all winches . It can also be used to lift the anchor in the case that the windlass fails.


When installing an electric winch on a sailing boat, it is usually necessary to mount the motor gearbox inside the cabin. Depending of the size of the boat, the motor gearbox can take up valuable space under the cockpit, sometimes making mounting very difficult or even impossible. The electrics for the winch also need to be run and often extra batteries are required to sustain the additional consumption.

With Ewincher, the difficulties of installation can be avoided, it can be used right out of the box with ease on all the winches.

Load feedback, feel and risk of damage

Electric winches do not offer you any feel or feedback of load when hoisting or trimming. In other words, we don’t know how much tension we are exerting on the lines which can cause damage.

Ewincher offers powered assistance while offering the full feel and feedback that we are used to when using a standard winch handle. We can feel the intensity of the strain put on the rope, which allows sailors to immediately notice if a problem occurs (for example, a caught rope…).

The speed of an electric winch is not adjustable which means it is difficult to use an electric winch to make fine-tuned adjustments. It is recommended to use a standard winch handle avoid damaging something on the boat.

Ewincher has a progressive hauling speed that can be adjusted from 15 to 80 RPM. This allows a fast speed on initial operation and slower speed when required using the powered assistance.

The maximum torque of electric winches is not adjustable. As such, if you keep pushing the button without paying attention, the winch will keep hauling and can damage the rope or the sail.

Ewincher is equipped with an adjustable torque from 10kg to 32kg of traction on the handle, it allows manoeuvring sailing boats up to 55 feet without damaging anything.

Electric consumption and weight

An electric winch weighs about 12kg to 15kg and can considerably add to the battery consumption on the boat.

Ewincher weighs only 2.2kg and offers a great autonomy thanks to its Lithium Ion battery: more than a day of sailing with only one charge. Charging time takes about 1h30 and consumes 7Ah (1.7% of a 400Ah battery stock)

Ewincher Specifications

Height 288mm


Depth 66mm
Weight 2.2kg
Battery Li-Ion 25.2V
Speed 15 to 80 rpm
Torque Up to 80Nm


Ewincher - the first connected electric winch handle

Using your smartphone, you can:

  • Adapt the maximum operating power and torque delivered to the user. All users will therefore be able to adjust the handle according to their strength or the level of effort they do not wish to exceed. Ewincher is so powerful that all users will be able to find the appropriate settings for them. It can also be set to an intermediate level to suit everyone.
  • Visualize all the information related to the use of your handle (state of charge, maximum effort exerted, maximum pW, average pW, duration of use, number of times it was used, Kcal, etc.)

What's in the box

  • Ewincher
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Winch handle pocket
  • 110-220V AC charger
  • 12V DC converter
  • Carry bag
  • Security leash
  • 2-year warranty

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