A new French winch company
Pontos has brought its
products to this side of the pond.
Designed for cruising sailors, the
Trimmer winch is available in
three sizes, and gives users the
mechanical advantage of four
speeds. Extra gears mean less
work to haul up the main or crank
in a loaded genoa.
If you spend time around the
water with your iPhone, you
likely have a waterproof case. But
what about when you’re plugged
in? The Lifedge Ultimate Lightning
to USB cable is fray-proof,
and 6.5 feet long.
The new UltraThin mattress
from custom boat-bed maker
Handcraft Mattress Company is
designed specifically for sailboats.
A 1-inch honeycomb layer distributes
weight evenly and packs in
the comfort of a thicker mattress.
Paired with 2 inches of foam, the
entire 3-inch-thick mattress can
fold and stow easily.
Built to perform in the worst
conditions, the Henri Lloyd
Elite Offshore jacket is lightweight
and breathable, and is
designed with long-term comfort
in mind. The windproof, waterproof
Gore-Tex Pro shell will keep
you warm and dry, and the hood is
designed for excellent peripheral
If you’ve ever unintentionally
snagged a line on a deck cleat
— or worse, a toe — then you’ll appreciate
the Antal Roller, which
allows you to easily secure a line
and then lock down the horns of