Harken gear dominates events like the America's Cup, the Ocean Race, the Olympics and the Maxi World Championships. Harken blocks, travelers, winches, and hydraulics are aboard everything from the smallest dinghies to the largest megayachts.
The story has been full of twists, turns, successes, and reinventions. But through it all, the commitment to excellence while challenging every aspect of the status quo, has remained the same
The real fuel behind a company's success is its people. Peter and Olaf Harken recognized this basic business principle more than 50 years ago when starting Harken/Vanguard in the lake country of Southeastern Wisconsin. Since those early days, the company has grown from a backyard dream, to a global reality with group offices around the world and distribution in 48 countries.