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Always at the cutting edge of technique in electro-mechanics, Lofrans was often a pioneer and created solutions which have now become standards. Being one of the most weather-beaten and mechanically challenged equipment on the deck, a windlass could not stand anything else than premium materials. At Lofrans, they believe that durability and performance start with an extremely stringent selection of components: only AISI 316 L stainless steel, marine grade metals and electric motors designed to deliver high torque in all conditions.
The range of Lofran Horizontal Anchor windlasses are suitable for boats from 18 up to 150 feet offering the best performance and functionality, when there is adequate deck space or if the chain locker has limited size or accessibility.They are simple to use, reliable, with their classic and timeless style making them perfect for many vessels, especially for the charter business.
A Vertical anchor windlass features a vertical rotation in relation to the deck which allows a reduced volume above deck as the electric motor and the gear box are sitting in the chain locker. Also keep in mind that the height between the top of the stacked chain and the underdeck must be 300 mm minimum in order to ensure a fast dropping of the chain in the locker and an optimum performance of the windlass.
The range of Lofrans capstans is designed for boats from 18 up to 150 feet. Capstans are normally installed on the stern of the boat for mooring operations and are used in recreational, fishing and commercial vessels.