Maxwell Winches
Winches, Capstans and Windlasses for


  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation.
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marine grade 316 stainless steel and chromed bronze, for long term durability.
  • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned f or virtually jam-free operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Port and starboard chain pipes f or twin installations. (Sizes 2500 and above only.)
  • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • Chainwheel locking pawl.
  • Optional Band Brake a vailable for 3500 series unit.
  • Clutch disengagement of the chainwheel enables independent rope hauling from any direction, using the Max-grip™ snag-free warping drum for positive control of all ropes.
  • Simple through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts.
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer tube on all models.
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.
  • Low Profile configurations (no warping drum) are available
VWC Vertical Windlass and Chainpipe Series Series Feature Image
MAX GripStandard Equipment
Dual direction solenoid pack
Emergency crank/clutch release handle
Chainwheels to suit available chain sizes
Optional Extras
Extra deck clearance kit
Dual direction solenoid pack
Traditional bronze finish
Up/down remote control panel
Roving remote
Hydraulic motor
Chain Stopper
Chain Snubber
AutoAnchor Rode Counter
Foot switches
Additional foot switches
Circuit breaker/isolator panel