Introducing the smallest furler ever designed by Karver

New for ‘19 - Karver releases the KF 0.9 furler

This furler is dedicated to the smallest sailboats and to all sailors. Weighing in at just 348g with a working load of 900kg this furler is designed as a small but mighty solution for Code 0 or Genniker sails on boats under 30’ in length.


You can see more details about this new furler along with all the other hardware Karver offers in their latest catalog found here: Karver sailing experience 2019


Bainbridge International Inc., based in Canton MA. and with locations in Huntington Beach CA. and Pompano Beach FL., is pleased to now also be able to represent the outstanding line of PONTOS winches in the USA & Canada.

PONTOS winches are based on a unique epicyclic gear-train allied to automatic load detection technology. Depending on the choice of model, this approach can offer either 3x more power or 6x more speed compared to all other winches on the market. This technology is of course protected by multiple patents.

Racers gain speed in tacks, gybes, hoist and furling. It is no coincidence that 15 competitors in the 2018 Route du Rhum starting on November 4th, will be utilizing PONTOS winches.

The phenomenal power of the PONTOS winch allows you to maneuver effortlessly and without the use of electric winch assistance. Current assessments indicate that approx. 25% of the inhabitants of both the European countries and the United States suffer from some level of osteoarthritis. Installation of PONTOS winches would be very effective in making the practice of sailing less physically demanding and much more accessible to them. The use of PONTOS winches for the first time invariably causes a “wow” effect like no other, regardless of skill level or experience!

Michael C. Cuscia – Bainbridge International Inc. CEO: “Pontos winches continue to be one of the pre-eminent product lines of state-of-the art sailing hardware. Here at Bainbridge, we truly value the opportunity and will be working hard to spread the word across North America and represent the products at both grass roots level and at high profile events such as Newport and Annapolis International Boat Shows and as a co-sponsor of the 2018 Charleston Race Week, The 2018 Atlantic Cup Class 40 offshore race and the 2018 Chester Race Week in Nova Scotia.”

Please visit the Pontos website or contact Dave King for more information:

Tel: 781 821-2600
Fax: 781 821-2609


Bainbridge onboard at 2018 LBRW regatta

This year's Long Beach Race Week provided the west coast several classes of exciting sailboat racing, and in co-sponsorship for the first time with Ullman Sails, Bainbridge was in attendance representing our marine partner brands.

In the One Design as well as handicap classes we found the field of boats well equipped with Plastimo safety gear including man-overboard equipment, alongside navigation tools by the same brand. Karver furlers were a popular mainstay for skippers, and our cloth brands were well represented on the water throughout the weekend.

As part of our sponsorship commitment, along with first hand product support we were happy to offer prize handouts for category winners such as “yacht club team challenge” and “boat of the day.”

We want to congratulate all the winners in each class. Overall the experience was a success from start to finish for our company and we’re already discussing plans to participate again next year. For more information or to view results please visit -

("boat of the day" winner for Friday: Couquille, Gary Ezor, Farr 40)

(Karver jaws awarded to the ABYC for winning the yacht club team challenge)


Bainbridge Celebrates Participation in a 2nd Atlantic Cup

June brought some exciting offshore racing to the eastern seaboard, the 6th of its kind, in this year’s edition of The Atlantic Cup and the Bainbridge team was proud to again be part of this fantastic sailing event dedicated to Class 40 sailboats. This premier United States offshore race is an excellent showcase for several of the marine brands we represent including AIRX, Karver, Plastimo, and especially watt&sea during the 1000+ nautical mile regatta focused around sustainability and promoting environmental awareness.

As a premier sponsor, Bainbridge was on hand at each start/stop point offering support and product expertise to the competitors. Every boat was represented with products by our partner brands, the majority of boats having 3 Karver furlers, at least 1 watt&sea unit, and Platimo safety gear. The kids day events at each of the 3 locations were also a highlight for our staff as we provided education and answered questions for hundreds of students.

We want to congratulate all of the competitors, especially team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani on their victory. Along with taking the overall win Catherine became 1st female skipper to win an Atlantic Cup.