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SUPERYACHT #9
Summer 2006

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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Daniele Carnevali


TAURO, THE TOW-LINE WINCH BY QUICK

The Quick Company has been on the market since 1922. It is currently producing instruments and accessories for leisure boats from its premises of 20,000 square metres situated in the area adjacent to the city of Ravenna. In particular it deals with electric, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic equipment. The Company, which is known on the market for its speed and efficiency of service and innovative products, boasts its "just- in-time" production system and a scrupulous quality control; so much so that, any product off the 'line' is duly certified as conforming to regulations in force in the country where it is sold. Ever improving production processes and item quality are certainly amongst the Company's targets thereby successfully managing to offer the market advanced products. To this end, Quick has absorbed a mechanical engineering company called CATT, into its structure. For the last 25 years, CATT has been producing moulds for plastic materials and for mechanical in series production, and they are able to offer a Cad-Cam designing service which will guarantee the quality of the finished product. Making full use of CATT's collaboration, and therefore of a state of the art technically advanced machine pool, Quick manages to have total control over product quality, to reduce production time, to offer the possibility to personalize the accessories according to one's particular needs, and finally, designing and directly making the prototypes, it can rapidly react to market requirements. One of the products found amongst those made by Quick for boats over 24 m, is TAURO the tow-line winch of 1000, 1400, 1700, 2000, 2300 and 3000 Watts. It has an anodized aluminium base and a chromium-plated bronze bell housing, fitted with a watertight motor of IP67 grade, 3000 Watt model excepted, and it enjoys a sober and pleasant design. The winch may be combined with a remote control and to this end, Quick has recently developed a watertight multifunction key pad especially made for some on board accessories. It is known as HRC, a patented apparatus developed to command a number of mobile systems from a given distance such as, small cranes, gangplanks, windlasses, and winches in general. The key pad is made of durable rubber inserts to ensure resistance to impact and a sure grip, it comprises an extendible cable up to 4,2 metres in order to leave a wide spectrum of use, and in a special version, it also includes a Led torch which will facilitate warping operations even in poor light conditions. Amongst other aspects, HRC is available in 2, 4, 6, or 8, key versions in order to allow more functions to be added to a single instrument.

For further information please contact: Quick, Via Pangipane 120 /A, 48020 Pangipane (RA)- Italy, Tel: +39 0544 415061, Fax +39 0544 415047, Web Site: www.quickitaly.com, e-mail: quick@quickitaly.com