Maxwell VWC 1000 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe
Maxwell Maxwell winches and windlasses
  • Maxwell VWC 1000 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe

Maxwell VWC 1000 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe

The Maxwell VWC 1000 vertical windlass provides automatic vertical handling of chain only anchor rodes, with an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.

The VWC 1000 provides 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. Constructed from heavy chrome over marine-grade bronze and a high-quality finish on above-deck components.

The Complete kit includes:
  • Windlass with motor
  • On/Off breaker
  • Reversing solenoid
  • 2 Black covered footswitches
  • Up/Down panel switch and a handle

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Additional Features


  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
  • Chain pipe and stripper are aligned for a virtually jam-free operation
  • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring
  • Cone clutches for smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control
  • Chainwheel locking pawl
  • Port and starboard chainpipes for twin installations
  • Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system


Maximum Pull  455 kg (1000 lbs) 
Chain Size (Short link)  6-10 mm (1/4" - 3/8") 
Line Speed  18 m/min (60 ft/min) 
Power Supply (DC)  12 or 24 V 
Motor Power  1000W 
Hydraulic Pressure  100 bar / 1450 psi 
Hydraulic Flow   20 l/min (5.3 gal/min) 


Dimensions  VWC 1000 
A  80 mm (3-1/8") 
B  195 mm (7-11/16") 
C  56 mm (2-7/32") 
D  252 mm (9-5/16") 
E  262 mm (10-11/32") 
F  224 mm (8-27/32") 
G (Standard Deck Clearance)  100 mm (4")  
H (Working Height of Drum)  44 mm (1-3/4") 
I  165 mm (6-1/2") 
BRAND: Maxwell
Type: Windlass
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