Category Archives: Marine Hardware

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.

Click here to view/download a .pdf of the full Italwinch catalog

Our current stocking inventory includes these 3 models

Vertical Windlass
Vertical Windlass
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


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.

Bainbridge is the exclusive U.S. supplier of Karver Sailing Hardware

Manufacturer of high-end sailboat hardware, Karver's emphasis on innovation, performance, design and service positions their range of products as a standard in cruising & racing markets as well as the Superyacht market.

Along with distribution, we also manage the U.S. promotion and after sales service for the brand. With three offices throughout the country (Massachusetts, Florida, and California), and over 42,000 sq ft. of storage capacity overall, we are well equipped to support the development of Karver Systems in the USA. See dealer map below

In 2018, Karver acquired the Pontos company and applied 15 years of experience to make this range of winches even more efficient!

The KSW range (Extra Speed) and KPW (Extra Power) are 4-speed winches: 2 classic speeds and 2 extras for either 6 times more speed or 3 times more power.

The KCW (Compact) is a 2-speed winch for sailboats up to 40 feet (12 meters): 1 ultra-fast speed and 1 ultra-powerful speed. A 2 in 1 winch!

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Greater details about Karver's line of furlers, winches, blocks, and more can be found in their catalog or at www.karver-systems.com

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