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The advantages of a custom-made capstan

Capstans are used for safe and efficient handling of mooring lines. Freestanding mooring capstans are used to pull the mooring line, from the vessel to the dolphin. In these cases, they are combined with bollards or basic quick release hooks. Our standard capstans are driven by high-quality electrical motors.

Custom-made projects

Thanks to our multidisciplinary knowledge and high-tech machinery, we can produce any kind of capstan construction. We offer a wide range of modification options for capstan solutions, varying in size, power, material, and added features. We combine safety, efficiency and durability into all of our custom-made capstan designs. 


The advantages of a custom-made capstan by Straatman

  • Complete in-house production - you can come by our workshop to meet our entire team.
  • An experienced team of engineers - your custom idea is our challenge!
  • Excellent communication - we'll involve you in the production process.
  • Expertise knowledge and skills - Specialist in designing capstans that ensure rope, cable or chain protection.
  • Design based on your requests - with adjusted settings for speed and timing.

Free standing capstans and quick release hooks with integrated capstans

We produce freestanding capstans and quick release hooks with integrated capstans. Both types of products are user-friendly and ensure maximum operation safety. We offer basic capstans but can also customize these products to suit your requirements. For instance, our capstans can be supplied with an autonomous power supply through our solar systems. 

Want to know more about capstans? Check out this page to read more about the technical specifications and options.

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