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Inventor of a new generation of hydrogenerator

Watt&Sea hydrogenerators offer a key solution to produce energy offshore. Respectful of the environment, they offer the best system for cruising or racing with freedom and safety. Resulting from the experience of a consortium of veteran sailors and large industrial groups such as Leroy Somer, they are designed and manufactured in France with high quality materials. Used by the best sailors, in the most extreme seas of the globe, the Watt&Sea hydrogenerator is recognized around the world as the most advanced and efficient!

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Hydrogenerators that use the speed of the sailboat to turn an immersed propeller. Covered by a 2 year warranty, they are the most powerful, reliable and lightest available.

  • 120W production (10A in 12 Vcc) from 5 knots
  • Large range adapted to many sailboats and speeds
  • Ultra light thanks to the brushless alternator developed with Leroy Somer
  • Propeller is behind the leg, protected from UFO
  • Hydrodynamic design : unperceivable drag, not affecting boat speed
  • Very silent for everybody’s comfort
  • Fast and easy to use thanks to a system like on rudder equipped with a cam-cleat

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For more details or technical information visit www.wattandsea.com

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A wide variety of high quality products
for a broad range of marine applications.

Bainbridge International is proud to represent Plastimo in the US market. Our ability to offer these products, in conjunction with our expanded delivery service, extended hours and now additional branch in Pompano Beach, Florida, will enhance our presence in both the retail and chandlery markets as well as continue our growth in the O.E.M. boat building segment.

Plastimo SAS is a fully owned Alliance Marine company that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Based in Lorient-France (Brittany), Plastimo employs 90 people in designing, manufacturing and marketing compasses, safety equipment, mooring products, deck fittings and more for recreational and professional boating.

Browse the liferaft, compass, or full line catalog by clicking an image below.

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A new brand with history dating back to 1947

In 2008 specialized manufacturer of marine accessories ORVEA started working with MZ Electronic, creating the brand Italwinch and producing the first range of anchor windlasses for boats up to 16 meters. With market demand to have products for bigger boats, the collaboration becomes closer and the ORVEA company was acquired by MZ Electronic in 2011.
100% made in Italy, Italwinch by ORVEA offers more than 30 categories of mechanical products for docking, a complete range of electronic accessories and the possibility to create custom solutions in electronic or mechanical form.

A high level of quality is what sets an Italwinch anchor windlass apart from the competition:

  • There are no plastic parts used in the product.
  • Manufactured using 316 stainless steel or anodized aluminum, with nickel-plated chrome gypsy.
  • Worm or planetary drive aluminum gearboxes are made in house. They do not use industrial gearboxes or cast iron.
  • Comes with built-in chain counter sensor.
  • Package includes Control Box, Circuit Breaker, Up/Down Switch and 2 Footswitches.
SMART
Vertical Windlass
SMART PLUS
Vertical Windlass
DEVON
Horizontal Windlass
Smart AP-BP for web Smart Plus AP-BP Small  devon Small
For boats from 20ft. to 42ft. For boats from 20ft. to 55ft.  For boats from 20ft. to 52ft.
Made of 316 stainless steel
Low profile or drum version
500W or 700W motor
Chain size 1/4” and 5/16” G40
Rode is 1/2”
Made of 316 stainless steel
Low profile and drum version
1000W,1500W or 1700W motor
Chain size 5/16” and 3/8” G40
Rode is 5/8”
 Made of anodized aluminum
Comes with gypsy and drum
1000W or 1500W motor
Chain size is 5/16” or 3/8" G40