Category Archives: Marine Hardware


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 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.


See Us At The 2018 Chicago Boat Show

We’re heading to the windy city January 10th-14th

The Bainbridge team will be at booth s2500 with a great selection of products on display. Top hardware brands like Karver, Plastimo, watt&sea, Italwinch, and Yale will be represented as well as industry leading sailcloth fabrics including AIRX and the all new SPX range.

Be sure to check out the latest addition to our booth while you’re there; a hands-on Karver display featuring fully rigged furlers, locks, tracks, etc. allowing visitors to examine the quality and craftsmanship of these products out of their packages.

For show info or tickets visit