The VW10 evolved from the demand for a vertical windlass that could be used in a horizontally installed configuration 
but which would also, interactively handle a rope/chain rode. The traditional VW models could be used with chain only rodes. The VW10, capable of handling up to 10mm (3/8 in) chain and 16mm (5/8 in) rope is ideally suited for use in sailing boat anchor lockers, where space considerations are critical.

Quick and easy to install and available with or without independent warping capstan, the VW10 is destined to become an instant hit in this unique niche market.

Product Features

  • Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from one winch.
  • Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip™ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.
  • Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection.
  • Allows alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation.
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marinegrade 316 stainless steel and chromed bronze, for long term durability.
  • Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual "Free Fall" anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control.
  • Chain wheel locking pawl (except on VW500)
  • Simplified through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts.
  • Marine grade anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 500, VW10, 1000, 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.
  • Easily disassembled for servicing.

Model A B C D E F G H I
VW 10-8mm 66mm 168mm 43mm 251mm 272mm 172mm 100mm 44mm 140mm
66mm 168mm 43mm 251mm 272mm 172mm 100mm 44mm 140mm
Model Maximum Pull Static Hold Chain Size
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Line Speed**
(Normal Working Load)
Power Supply (DC) Motor Power Net Weight (Electric)
VW10- 8mm 700kg 1500kg 8mm 24m/min 12V or 24V 1000W 19kg
850kg 1500kg 10mm 24m/min 12V or 24V 1200W 20kg
**Winch performance when hauling rope with capstan. Chain speed may vary depending on size of chain and gypsy
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Maxwell VW 10-10 Windlass with Capstan - 24V, 3/8" Chain & 5/8" Rope
Original Price: $ 3,020.75
Price: $ 2,340.00

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