Electric boat winch technology has come along way, making boating easier and ensuring you no longer have to hurt your back pulling up your anchor and chain! Two of the world’s leading anchor winch brands are Lone Star Marine and Viper. Davey Marine stands behind these powerhouse brands which can be fitted to your boat in our state-of-the-art workshop.
How do you choose the right sized anchor winch for your boat? It is actually more important to choose the amount and size of rope and chain that you need to suit your boating applications. One thing that you should not choose your winch around is the power of the motor. All Lone Star Marine and Viper Anchor Winches are engineered to ensure you have enough power and torque to do the job.
Lone Star Marine are Australian Made, ensuring you are getting the best quality that is on offer. The GX Series by Lone Star have become one of the best-selling winches in the market. The GX Series has a winch size to suit any style and size of boat. For recreational vessels the GX Series has 5 models starting at the GX1 winch, perfect for boats to 6m, and up to the GX4 winch for boats to 12m. The GX Series by Lone Star then also covers you for charter and large vessels with the GX5 for boats to 20m and the GX6 Jumbo winch for boats over 20m. With a Lone Star Winch you are not only getting unbeatable quality, but you are supporting Australian Made!
The GX1 Anchor Winch is the smallest winch in the GX series but is one of the fastest and most powerful 200mm drum anchor winch on the market. With a 600W motor and oversizes gearing this GX1 micro anchor winch combo is suitable for small anchor wells and able to be fitted to boats up to 6m.
The GX2 Anchor Winch has a huge 1000W motor and ideal for wet wells and deck mounts. The GX2 Winch Combo is suitable for boats up to 6.5m and has a fast drop and retrieval rating. The GX2 Lone Star Drum Winch is the most popular winch from the Lone Star range. The GX2 also has 5 rope and chain options to suit your vessel. The new GX2-HD is also now available for those needing a bit more!
The GX3 Anchor Winch has been designed for the large trailer boat and commercial fisherman. The GX3 Winch Combo packs in a huge 1500W motor and is suitable for boats to 9m in wet wells and deck mounts! Like all GX series winches you get everything you need for installation inside the box.
The GX4 Anchor Winch is the largest of the recreational boater and has been designed for XHD loads with a solid frame. The GX4 Winch Combo is for boats up to 12m and has a 1500W (12v) or 2000W (24v) motor. The GX4 is a reliable drum winch and has more than enough power to do the job!
The GX5 Charter King is a mean machine! The GX4 has a huge 2300W (12v) or 2800W (24v) motor and a 420mm drum that is larger than needed, but ensures you are covered for a lifetime of winching! The Charter King is for boats to 15 - 20m and takes anchor winching to the next level.
The GX6 Jumbo Anchor Winch is your solution for commercial fisherman and large vessels over 20m. The GX6 winch has a massive single stage gearbox that simply delivers every time! This model can be ordered on request.
Lone Star Marine have a fantastic array of drum winch accessories to ensure you are set up properly on your vessel. From wiring looms to bow sprits, Davey Marine can help find the right accessories you need for your GX Series winch.
The Viper Series of drum anchor winches have a 5-year warranty and come in 4 sizes. Viper anchor winches are made from a submersible 316 stainless steel and are equipped with emergency manual release incase of power loss. Viper anchor winchers are developed and built by Bell Marine, who are stainless steel specialists.
The Viper Micro 1000 Anchor Winch is an incredibly powerful drum winch for its size. This drum winch is perfect for 4 – 8m bow riders, tinnies, walk arounds and any boat that has a small anchor well. The micro drum rotates at a fall rate of 45mtrs per minute.
The Viper Rapid 1000 Anchor Winch has a fall rate of 50m per minute and a retrieval rate of over 45mtrs per minute. The Viper Rapid Winch is ideal for getting on your GPS mark! This drum winch is suitable for vessels 5.7m + and all Viper winches come with everything you need for instillation.
Viper also include the Gravity Feed 1000 Anchor Winch that has a crazy 138mtrs per minute fall rate. The Viper Gravity Feed acts as a freefall winch where the new drop speed ensures your anchor lands exactly where you want it every time!
Lastly, Viper also has the Pro Series II 1500/2500 Anchor Winch. This anchor winch is the most powerful in the Viper range and is made for large and commercial vessels from 8m. The pro series has 55mtrs per minute fall rate and a huge rope and chain capacity.
Similar to Lone Star Marine, Viper Winches have a range of winch accessories to suit all styles of boats. You can match your winch size with a number of winch accessories ensuring your set up lasts a lifetime. Viper offer:
If you are still uncertain about your winch choice or have any further questions regarding a winch model or brand, please feel free to contact us on 1300 262 883 or via email at [email protected].
Don’t Forget! The Davey Marine state-of-the-art workshop are experts in winch fit ups. If you would like your winch fitted by our team, simply give us a call on 1300 262 883 after making your click & collect order and we can organise a time to get your winch installed.
*Fit up pricing will depend on the winch model and boat size, quotes provided on initial enquiry