Peter Harken Interview

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An in depth interview with one on for the true characters and leader of our industry; Peter Harken. Peter discusses growing up during WWII, the Americas Cup and of course building Harken Inc. as we know and love it today. Hosted by Jim Peck, this is worth 30 minutes of your day.

New: Carbo T2

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(Source: Harken) Pewaukee, WI—Harken’s Carbo T2™ is the first block with no fasteners, rivets, or other metal parts to add weight. Its composite structure makes T2 the lightest soft-attach block Harken has ever designed. Applied industrial design and new branding gives this patent-pending block a hot new look that appeals to racing sailors both young,  … Read more

A Harken-equipped J-Class Revival

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(source: Harken) The magnificent J-Class yacht Lionheart joins Hanuman in J-Class revivals equipped by Harken. At 44 m (144 ft), she is the biggest of all the J’s with an overhang of 17 m (56 ft). Her aluminum hull was fitted out with Harken gear by the Claasen Jachtbouw yard, the main contractor for the  … Read more

Harken Appoints Alan Lan as Company’s Representative in China

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Pewaukee, WI—Harken Yacht Equipment announced today the appointment of Alan Lan as Harken’s certified representative in China. As founder and president of Sunrise Marineware Limited, Lan will work closely with Harken to expand the company’s presence in China’s fast –growing sailboat industry. “We couldn’t think of a better fit than Alan and Harken Yacht Equipment,”  … Read more

Harken Rewind™ Radial® Electric Winch

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Will Ease and Trim Sails in Both Directions – Without Taking Line Out of Self-Tailer Pewaukee, WI—The Rewind™ Radial® electric winch is the latest in Harken’s quest to provide cruisers with “easy sailing” solutions. Now, for the first time, sailors can ease and trim highly loaded sails in both directions without taking the line out  … Read more

Get on your Bike

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Image: Groupama Frank Gammas Groupama 3 is being prepared for short – handed sailing, which includes experimenting with innovative ways to power the winches. The idea is that Frank can alternate between using his arms or legs to trim the sails and hence conserve strength. Nice touch!

The Guts Behind the Gear

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(Source: SAIL Magazine / Harken) Harken has been supplying gear to America’s Cup competitors since the early 1970s, and been providing the winch and hardware packages for both challenger and defender since the 1995 match. “As you would expect, the Cup match in Valencia was very interesting,” says Harken’s Global Sales Manager, Mark Wiss. Harken  … Read more