The Wichard Company was founded by Henri Wichard in Thiers in 1919. The company is both a world leader in marine fittings and a dominant industrial actor in various other industrial sectors: aeronautics, medical, automotive etc. Today the Wichard Group brings together products of the Wichard (marine and precision forging) and products of Profurl (sail furlers).
Why choose Wichard Shackles? Because it's remarkably strong, optimal size and weight, proven resistance to corrosion, quality manufacturing anf a wide range of products. The quality of our products, and in particular Wichard shackles, has proven its worth in many applications and expecially in extreme sports. For the hightline world record attempt in the Gorge of the Tarn in 2013, the organizers chose Wichard shackles. Wichard provides the most complete range of shackles on the market. You'll find the right Wichard shackle for your boat or other applications.
The benifits of Wichard Self-locking shackles are large range of self-locking shackles, head of shackle pin locked into one of the notches, avoids accidental release due to vibrations, available in various versions to suit many applications, forged in 316L stainless steel, designed and made in France.
Wichard Babystay Adjusters
For fitting a jib, setting up a genoa or a solent jib... Both for safety and performance reasons, fitting a removable inner forestay is Wichard offers a whole range of babystay adjusters.
Benefits: Large range of babystay adjusters; available with wheel, handle or ratchet; ergon omic and comfortable to use; easy to install
and dismantle; forged body and snap hook; resistant for setting a flying sail; optimizes yacht performance; long travel model available.
Wichard Snap Hooks
Whatever your application is, you will find the appropriate Wichard snap hook. Wichard offers a complete range of snaps hooks: <HR> snap shackles, Trigger snap shackles, Quick release snap shackles, Snap hooks, Carbine hooks and Mooring hooks. The Wichard snap hooks will never break suddenly! They show signs of deformatipn well before reaching the breaking point. The benifits of >HR> snap shackles:
Forged in HR stainless steel, designed and made in France, high resistance, Captive plunger pin, large range and multi-use: halyard, tetchers etc...
The benifits of trigger snap shackle: Universal eye version, for halyard, sppinnaker sheets, can handle 2 sheets or 1 sheet and 1 snap hook/ shackle, forged in HR s/s, designed and made in France. The benifits of Mooring Hooks: 2 models avaiable- simple or automatic, can be used on most boat hooks, perfect for mooring buoys.
Wichard Sailing Accessories
Tiller extensions, wind indicators, knives, opening prefeeder
. Wichard designs products which aim at easing the operation and the life on board. They wil quickly become essential tools. The tiller extensions exist in different versions (telescopic or not) and use modern materials. The Wichard wind indicators, designed using wind tunnel technology, offer outstanding stability. As for knives, every sailor knows just how essential they can be for a whole range of uses. Wichard knives intergrate useful tools as a shackle opener and a spike tool.
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