Harken Performa Sailing Winches for Racing and Cruising

Harken’s Performa winches have been optimized to handle the high-strength line used on sportboats and performance cruisers- combining the high-efficiency of Harken’s radial line with the sandblasted grip of Harkens carbon-fiber racing winches. These winches are perfect for those who don’t want to invest in carbon winches or those who need smaller sized racing winches.

Winches come in self-tailing, plain-top, or Quattro styles; manual, electric (12- or 24-volt), or hydraulic drives. Available in sizes 20 to 80 to complement Harken’s carbon line.


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Maximum holding power for high-tech line

  • Sandblasted drums and ribs optimized for halyard and sheeting applications using small-diameter, high-strength line.

Trim and ease sails quickly and easily

  • Patented angle of ribs drives line wraps down when easing to keep them on area of drum that provides best control.
  • Transfer high loads to the winch with fewer wraps.
High-strength, lightweight
  • Lightweight aluminum drum features an integrated skirt.

  • High-strength composite roller bearings and bushings reduce friction under load.
  • Load-carrying gears and pins are 17-4 PH stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance.
Quattro model for boats requiring extremely fast winches
  • Handles large asymmetrical spinnakers; power to trim genoa upwind.
  • 2 speeds + 2 drum diameters = 4 line speeds.
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Harken Performa Winch 3 Simple to install, easy maintenance
  • Patented mounting system for fast, one-person installation without removing drum.
  • Snap-fit design keeps bearings captive when drum is removed for maintenance.
  • Easy to disassemble for service on deck; socket, washer, and screw-top snap-fit together for mistake-free reassembly.
  • Composite roller bearings don’t require lubrication.

Power-grip jaws shaped for easy line entry, optimum hold

  • Narrow composite jaws ensure superior holding power on small diameter, high-strength line.
  • Upper jaw adjusts under line pressure; accepts a variety of line sizes.

  • Teeth grip evenly with or without load.

Adjustable stripper arm integrated into winch top for safer operation

  • Stripper arm completely covers rotating winch top, preventing fingers and clothing from catching in moving parts.
  • Adjusts to multiple positions after the winch is mounted to optimize line exit.
  • Shaped to smoothly feed line in and out of self-tailing jaws.

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Harken Performa Winch 5 Powered Options
  • Electric: vertical-mount motors; horizontal-mount motors offered with right- or left-mount option.
  • Hydraulic: vertical-mount motor.
Easy upgrade from manual to power
  • Manual winches easily convert to powered using patented conversion method.
  • No adapter plate required; identical stud pattern to mount winches of the same size without drilling new holes in deck.
  • A predrilled hole in deck by builder simplifies manual-to-electric conversion; removable gaskets offered to seal holes until upgrade is made.

Energy-efficient motors accomplish more work per unit to electricity consumed
  • Motors attach to central drive shaft and drive through winch gears for two-speed mechanical advantage.
  • Low-power first gear for fast trimming; higher-power second gear for fine-tuning loaded sheets.
  • Efficient design allows smaller motor size
 Harken Radial Self Tailing Winch
Manual override In case of power loss
  • Harken locking handle inserted into an unloaded winch automatically disconnects motor gear for manual operation



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