All Maxwell vertical series windlasses combine modern, compact design with rugged
dependability. They are available in DC, AC and hydraulic versions. DC units are available
to a maximum of 16mm stud link chain.
Bolt on installation is simplified by the modular design which guarantees precise alignment
of gearbox, shaft and above deck components. The warping capstan can be operated
independently. Band brake design allows smooth and safe speed control during freefall
All above deck components are manufactured from high grade stainless steel and bronze.
Below deck assemblies including motors, valves and gearboxes are protected by a two
coat marine grade paint system. Wherever practical, Maxwell incorporates marine grade
aluminium castings to reduce weight and eliminate corrosion.
Maxwell’s vertical range is offered in three main variations. The VWC and VWCLP Series
incorporate an integrated chain pipe that does not require independent mounting or
alignment. Where this is not practical, Maxwell offers the VW Series, requiring a separate
chain pipe. The new Chainpipe-Roller unit gives the builder the advantage of an integrated
chain pipe and rollerwith the ability to mount separate to the windlass.
Maxwell’s HWC Series are hydraulically powered, totally above deck windlasses. The chainwheel
can be operated separately by the simple release of the clutch cones allowing smooth and safe
control during a freefall operation. For rope handling the capstans can be operated independently
of the chainwheels.
The above deck windlass housing is cast in marine grade aluminium, powder coated and
finished with a two component white polyurethane paint. HWC series are available with
hydraulic drives only.
Maxwell caters for the stern of Superyachts with a full range of stern handling capstans. Mooring a vessel in the confines of a marina can be a daunting task, and is made simpler by using stern handling capstans. Maxwell's well proportioned capstans give the operator full control of mooring lines.
A range of capstans and power sizes is available to provide a solution for all warping situations. Capstans are available in hydraulic, AC and DC power variations.