We specialise in yacht winch repair, yacht windlass servicing and captive winch servicing. We have worked on an enormous range of these units from the little Lewmars, to massive MUIR V22000 on an 80M Feadship. The basics are the same on them all but the big ones get very heavy!
We have just removed some slightly smaller MUIR V18,000 from an expedition yacht and they are around 600kg each so this is not a job for the faint hearted. We have also had the pleasure of working on some 40-year-old Meissner’s of a large classic sailing yacht, which as parts are no longer available. Understandably, this kept our fabricators on their toes for a few weeks!
With our advanced engineering techniques and ability to fabricate most parts in-house we haven’t yet come across a winch that we haven’t been able to return to as new condition. Having the ability to fabricate our own parts means that we can reduce lengthy lead times and often we can produce these parts less expensively.
Regular winch servicing is a safety measure as well as a contribution towards the lifespan of winch systems and their parts. Our experience speeds up this time-consuming task. Berthon Spain have all of the heavy lifting equipment to handle these chunky pieces of kit. We have large hydraulic jacks which help to extract these mammoths and hydraulic presses to remove the large shafts from the gearboxes.
Also having a large parts washer, sand blaster and paint booth means we can restore everything to as new condition. Berthon Spain hold a vast array of the technical drawings so that we know exactly how each machine has been assembled as often there are subtle differences for each individual installation.
We often find that this crucial service work can be forgotten and the safety impact of not keeping up with this maintenance can of course have disastrous consequences. As winches and windlasses age the wear on the parts can lead to more and more play within the units which then exacerbates the wear and movement and before long this can lead to complete failure.
We work on all brands of winches but here are some of our regulars.
Give us a call and we will get you moving again!
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