The Viper “S” Series RAPID has set new standards in anchoring systems. Available in 100mtrs and 200mtrs the new Viper 1000W electric motor (hand polished marine 316 grade stainless steel) coupled with our stainless steel marine gearbox has made it one of best selling anchor winch in Australia. With a fall rate of over 50 meters per minute and a retrieval rate of 45 meters per minute the Viper will ensure you get onto your GPS mark, first time, every time! Now includes an Emergency Manual Release Safety Feature. This feature enables you to deploy your anchor if your boat has lost all power and is heading for a cliff, sand bank or a bar crossing, you can lower your anchor without power. Making sure you can safely anchor your boat avoiding dangerous drifting into a hazardous location. The winch will allow the anchor to release to the seabed. Once the anchor is on the bottom, tie your rope to a bollard to be safely anchored. Then you can call the coast guard or your local emergency marine service.