Jason Ker 56’ Offshore Project managers – Gunnar Knierim / Tim Daase
Constructed – Knierim Yachtbau, Kiel, Germany 2015
The VARUNA VI team were looking for increased versatility from their new winch system, were a greater amount of operations could be conducted from the rear section of the cockpit. We designed the MBT-4 belt drive and connected it to Stayinphase pedestals that feature the ground-breaking M2-PPD gearbox.
A system needs controls and we wanted to develop a cockpit sole as free of buttons as possible. Winch selection is made via paddle shifters mounted on the pedestals, in close proximity to the handle grips. Selections can be made by finger or knee operation.
VARUNA VI features all of our ‘anti power-loss’ solutions and brings a remarkably free-running, smooth feel to an efficient & versatile system.