Maxwell Winches
Winches, Capstans and Windlasses for


  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation, for use with chain only rodes.
  • Functional rope hauling from fore and aft using independent MAX-grip™ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.
  • Optional dual anchor handling with smooth independent control of each chainwheel via cone clutches.
  • Chain pipe assembly supplied.
  • Cone-type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual "free fall" anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • Chainwheel locking pawl to assist when using warping drum independently.
  • Simple deck mounted installation with no under deck parts.
  • Simplified maintenance with ability to strip the running gear (chainwheel and drum) from the windlass without disturbing the windlass mounting.
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.
  • Chainwheel and warping drum of high-quality chrome finish over marine-grade bronze.
  • Marine-grade alloy casing pretreated, powder coated and finished with a two component white polyurethane paint.
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MAX GripStandard Equipment
Chainpipe and chainwheel
Emergency crank/clutch release handle
Optional Extras
Dual direction solenoid pack
Traditional bronze finish (chainwheel & capstan)
Vertical warping drum featuring MAX-gripô for independent rope hauling from any direction (HWVC3500 only)
Up/down remote control panel
Hydraulic motor
Chain Stopper
Chain Snubber
AutoAnchor Rode Counter
Foot switches
Circuit breaker/isolator panel