Maxwell VWC2500 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe 12V - 5/16" High-Test or BBB Chain Only

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Maxwell VWC2500 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe 12V - 5/16" High-Test or BBB Chain Only

The VWC Series is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain-only anchor rodes while offering an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.


MODEL 2500
Maximum Pull/Lift 1135 kg / 2500 lbs
Static Hold 2200 kg / 4840 lbs
Chain Short Link 9-11 mm / 5/16”- 7/16”
Line Speed 15 m/min / 50 ft/min
Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
Motor (Watts) 1200 W
Net Weight - DC 38 kg / 84 lbs
Hydraulic Pressure 138 bar / 2000 PSI
Hydraulic Flow 36 l/min / 9.5 USgal/min
Net Weight - Hyd 32 kg / 70 lbs


  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marine grade stainless steel (AISI 316), for long term durability
  • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned for virtually jam-tree operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker
  • Port and starboard chain pipes for 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
  • Clutch disengagement of the chainwheel enables independent rope hauling from any direction, using the Max-grip™ snag-tree 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