Andersen Winch Selection Guide

The following table can help choose the correct Andersen winch.
Please note that every yacht, rig and preferred sailing conditions are different and should be taken into consideration.


For heavy displacement yachts and catamarans a higher winch size is recommended.

For Masthead rigged yachts use the length over all LOA as the primary selection criteria

For Fractional rigged yachts use the Sail Area as the primary selection criteria

For further information download the Full Guide or see the Andersen website.

Size recommendations apply to manual and electric winches

LOA Metres

LOA Feet

Genoa Sail Area (ft²/m²)

Spinnaker Sail Area (ft²/m²)

Main Sail Area (ft²/m²)
7.6-8.5

25-28


300/28

410/38

150/14
8.8-9.8

29-32

350/33

600/56

210/20
10.1-10.7

33-35

470/44

800/74

260/24
11.0-11.9

36-39

560/52

1200/111

320/30
12.2-13.1

40-43

770/72

1600/150

430/40
13.4-14.6

44-48

880/82

2000/185

470/46
14.9-16.5

49-54

1300/120

2800/260

750/70
 Recommended Andersen Winch Size
Genoa Sheet  12/16/18  28/34/40  40  46/50  50/52  58/62  62/68
Spinnaker Sheet  10/12  16/18  18/28  28/34/40  40/46  46/50/52  52/58
Main Sheet  10  12  18/28  18/28  34/40  46/50  52
Genoa Halyard  10/12  12/18  18/28  34/40  40/46  46/50  52
Spinnaker Halyard  10  12  12/18  18/28  40  46  46/50/52
Main Halyard  10  12  12/18  28/34/40  40  46/50  46/50/52
Reef Line  10  10  10  12/18  18/28  34/40  40/46