Towing winch

Today the towing wire is usually stored on a towing winch. The advantages of a towing wich are obvious. The towing wire can be lowered and hoisted anytime and a spooling device is storing the wire layer by layer turn by turn avoiding damage to the wire. Modern winches offer double or triple drum towing wire storage.

FAIRPLAY’s tugs of the Fairplay-21 type class have double drum towing winches aft and single drum on the bow. The latest units of Fairplays fleet - FAIRPLAY-25 and FAIRPLAY-26 have double drum towing winches fore and aft. Towing winches with two or more drums mounted vertically to each other are called waterfall drum towing winches.