The first thing we look for in a winch is reliability, Pontos has achieved that. Then comes performance, in other words, how much can a winch contribute to the boat's performance. Clearly, based on our recent racing experiences, we can confirm that Pontos's four speed winches make a big difference. A definite plus. All the guys who have sailed with me are unanimous about Pontos : They're great!
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"Without any preparation at all I was given the task of trimming the genoa and it was magic. I turned the winch handle with my fingertips, literally. There was 20 knots of wind and I was able, quite easily, to react efficiently without any particular effort. There is a sense of ease which is totally unique".
FIRST 35 (ARCACHON)
Very pleased with the TRIMMER winches on my SunRise 34, especially when I'm with my wife, it has changed my life!
Pontos has reinvented winch technology, working on new ideas in areas that we thought were definitive, but never quite are.
Pontos has come up with a real innovation. We have the same philosophy when working for the America’s Cup.
I believe Pontos has genuinely gone one step further, bringing simplicity and ease of use,
corresponding exactly to the size and specificity of my multihull.
Multihull Happy (...)
" The GRINDER winch is the ultimate weapon when sheeting-in the slack on all the sheets, halyards, furling lines etc…! "
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" The GRINDER winch sheets in so fast that the windward sheet can staysin the self-tailing from start to finish : Simple, Fast, Efficient ! "
The Pontos 4 speed winches are the best I have ever used, bar none. The four speeds work flawlessly, and the high speed low gear is unbelievable. It removes that awkward transition from hand-pulling to grinding...They are exceptional.
"It’s the biggest advance in winch design in a generation… I was blown away by the results."
"We fitted the Pontos 40 Grinder on the J/111 to improve our shorthanded performance. After using them for a few weeks, we’ve also found them super useful in gybes and in several other maneuvers. They really exceed our expectations, and should be considered by many crews trying to optimize their maneuvers."