What is a Windlass?
A windlass is a type of winch used on boats and ships to drop and
hoist anchors. Manual windlasses come with a handle that is turned to
wind up the rope or chain to which the anchor is attached. We recommend a
power windlass, which can pull up the anchor with the press of a
button. Free Fall windlasses drop the anchor by releasing the line,
which can be faster than powering it down.
Horizontal or Vertical Windlass?
Technically the term 'windlass' only refers to horizontal winches. Vertical winches are technically called
Horizontal windlasses are typically more compact and aesthetically
attractive, while vertical capstans are often installed below deck,
thereby lowering the center of gravity. Therefore horizontal windlasses
tend to be used on smaller boats, while vertical capstans are used on
larger boats or ships.
Lewmar Anchor Windlass
Lewmar offers the most extensive range of winches available today,
providing solutions that meet the needs of entry level sailing
enthusiasts to the demands of the world's elite racers. Alongside this
Lewmar provides winches that meet the functional and aesthetic
requirements of new and classic Super Yachts. Aesthetic needs of smaller
yachts are not forgotten with the provision of 9 different finishes
available across Lewmar's Winch range.
Maxwell Anchor Windlass
Maxwell equipment is born of innovation and backed by years of
experience. All our anchor windlasses, ancillary deck gear,
stern-handling products and accessories provide a level of quality,
functionality, durability and style that is unparalleled in the
Powerwinch Anchor Windlass
A 50 year history of quality and innovation has made Powerwinch a
respected leader in the Marine Industry. Powerwinch manufacturers and
markets a variety of products that make boating more carefree.
Quick Anchor Windlass
For 40 years, Plastimo Quick has been designing, manufacturing and
distributing quality marine equipment. Unique in the marine industry,
Quick offers a comprehensive range of over 7,000 products, including
Quick Windlasses, of which more than 60% are manufactured in our
Lorient, France factory and distributed globally by over 7,500 dealers
in 104 countries.
Muir windlasses have been the dominant force in Australian anchor
windlass technology since 1968, and by industry standards they are now
recognized as a leader and innovator for anchoring systems worldwide. A
source for complete anchoring and docking system packages, Muir designs
and manufactures the most extensive range of anchor windlasses available
on the world market.
Lofrans was founded in 1966 Monza, Italy, and from the beginning they
have focused their attention on a single product range: the anchor
windlass. During these thirty five years all their technical skills have
been oriented to manufacturing a windlass that could be considered as
the finest in quality at very competitive prices.
Anchor Windlass Accessories
We offer windlass accessories for each of the Anchor Windlass Systems
we carry, from each manufacturer. Join the thousands of
Windlass-Anchor.com customers and purchase your Anchor Windlass from the
Anchor Windlass Store.
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