Rondal has developed a modern take on the traditional spoke-driven capstan for tall ship projects.

Built from stainless steel and hydraulically driven, the capstans nevertheless retain fully authentic styling with a “period” bronze finish and can be operated manually with wooden spokes inserted into the capstan head.

Rondal capstans can be seen at work aboard the 78m tea clipper Stad Amsterdam and the 58.5m tall ship Christian Radich.