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About Our Vessel Brokerage Services

We offer a wide range of services for ship/marine vessel owners, charterers, shipyards, investors, and other maritime brokers. Our services range from ship & marine vessel brokerage; barge charter services; new, rebuilt, & used winch sales; and marine consulting & vessel appraisal services.


We are proud to boast an excellent track record for selling vessels, barges, and winches located in the USA and abroad. We accept exclusive and non-exclusive listings for inland and offshore marine vessels, barges, winches, and associated equipment. When you list your assets exclusively with us, you can feel confident that our strategically- targeted marketing plan will result in a sale.


In addition to personally alerting our professional contacts, we also list your assets with popular trade publications such as Boats & HarborsThe Waterways Journal, and Marine News. But our efforts don’t stop there. We also use blitz marketing, social media and email campaigns to ensure that your asset is visible to qualified potential buyers.

Our rates are reasonable and due only upon the sale of your marine vessel or marine equipment.



ACE 30 Heavy Ton Winches & More!

Four (4) ACE 30 Heavy Ton Winches, Two (2) ACE 86 Hp Hydraulic Power Units,  Four (4) ACE Interconnecting Hydraulic Line Packages  


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HBL Anchor Windlass Winch 


Hand Wheel Band Type Brks
Lever operated Jaw clutches
1 1/4'' Double whelps
Double cat heads
Electric or Hydraulic

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SMATCO 96-DAW-250 Winch

Deisel-Driven, Double Drum, Waterfall Winch



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Timberland Diesel Powered Tensioner Winches

Model A600-1-500DH 
LOW HOURS- (1) with 209 hours and (3) with less than 200 Original hours!

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Misc. Winches

Misc. Winches!
Call for more details: (850) 255-5266



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Fritz Culver Winch

Fritz Culver Winch

Model #:  FOSL-150-SC-1PD-016


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Clyde Frame 9 Triple Drum Winches

12V71 GM with Torque Converter (One with less than 200 Hours since Overhaul)

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Amcon 385 Winch

AMCON 385 


First layer line pull at stall: 153,630 lbs.


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Skagit G120 Double Drum Waterfall 

120,000 Lb SLP at 1st layer stall
Electric start


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Skagit DMW-150 Mooring Winches

Double Side by Side Drums

3250’ of 2” Wire Rope per Drum w/ Levelwind
Air Controls

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Intercon DD-225 Winch

Length Over-All: 170’

Moulded Beam:  28’

Year Built: 2002

Passengers: 78

Classification: ABS ✠ Loadline

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Intercon 175 Winch

New 175 Intercon Winch 
Single Drum Hydraulic Drive.  
No Hydraulic motors or wire on the drum. 

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McElroy Anchor Windlass Winch

BRAND NEW McElroy Winch
1 1/2''  Double whelps 
Double Cat heads
Hydraulic, but can be converted to electric


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Skagit AE2D-295 Winches

Three available
 Two Drum Waterfall &
Single-Drum Waterfall Capable Winch Single Line Pull

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HOSS  HD 60  Electric/Hydraulic Skid Mounted Double Drum Winch:


Skid:  48” W  X 120” L  X 72” H

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Getting to Know Winches

Getting to Know Winches and Hoists


Despite their common association with off-road vehicles, winches have broad uses in a variety of industries and fields. From bridge building and general construction to shipping and marine applications, winches can be tailor-made and customized to handle just about any job. 


Many people still ask what a winch is, what types of winches can be purchased, and how winches are often used.


What is a Winch?

Winches are mechanical devices that pull or lift a load. A typical winch is comprised of a rope, cable, or chain wrapped around a rotating drum that is wound by a crank arm or motor. Simple winches are often found mounted to a vehicle to assist with moving vehicles through treacherous terrain.


Common Parts of a Winch


A Cable Wire

This is usually a steel cable or wire. It is used to attach the winch to the load and normally connects to a round center axel (called a “drum”) that is used to wind the wire or cable and prevent binding and/or entanglement.


A Drum

The drum is a circular part that is attached to the cable and rotates to expel or withdraw the cable which is attached to the load.


A Motor

The motor in a winch powers the rotation of the center drum to draw and expel the cable wire. Motors are very common to winches but are not necessary. A motor may be replaced by a hand-powered crank arm that performs the same function as the motor of rotating the center drum. 


A Gear Train

The gears in a winch convert the work of the motor or the hand-powered crank to the rotation of the drum. They provide the mechanical advantage that lets winches lift heavy objects.


What Separates a Winch from a Hoist?

Typically, a winch pulls a load horizontally while a hoist lifts a load vertically. One major difference between winches and hoists has to do with the braking systems in the machine.


The common winch uses a dynamic braking system.


The common hoist uses a mechanical braking system.


With this said, there are some devices that are specifically designed to serve as both a winch and a hoist. In such instances, it is common for the device to have different capacities depending on the type of work being performed (winching or hoisting).


Different Kinds of Winches

Air Winches

Air winches typically handle loads up to 10 tonnes.


Base Mount Winches

Base mount winches typically handle loads between 500kg and 300 tonnes.


Hydraulic Winches

Hydraulic winches typically handle loads between 500kg and 300 tonnes.


Cable Pulling Winches

Cable pulling winches typically have capacities up to 10 tonnes.


Winch Configurations

Winches can be configured in a variety of ways such as:

  • Diesel with a torque converter, with or without a multispeed transmission;

  • Diesel/hydraulic drive;

  • Electric direct drive or electric over hydraulic;

  • Hydraulic spud winches.


What Kind of Companies or Industries Use Winches?

Winches are common in many industries. Winches have seen uses in manufacturing, construction, and shipping for hundreds of years. Winches are very commonly used in offshore rigs and shipyard equipment.


Benefits of Winches

It is important to pick the right tool for the job. There are many types of winches but some common advantages exist between them. Winches typically use dynamic brakes that make them a good candidate for moving loads that need smooth, consistent force applied.


Winches can help increase performance and productivity. Repeatedly lifting heavy objects inevitably reduces performance and slows productivity. A motorized winch relieves this stress.


Custom Winches or Hoists

We can handle just about any request when it comes to custom hoists or winches. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!


Our Services - About M.B. Barge Company HOSS Winch Division

The HOSS Winch Division of M.B. Barge Company works with winches through new builds, refurbishments, and resales. The Company primarily works with marine winches, tow winches, or spud winches.