Maxwell VWC 3500 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe
Maxwell Maxwell Winches and Windlasses
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe
  • VWC 3500 Windlass

Maxwell VWC 3500 Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe

The Maxwell VWC 3500 windlass provides automatic vertical handling of chain only anchor rodes, plus an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.

This design ensures 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.

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VWC Vertical kit includes:

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


  • 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 provide smooth progressive engagement
  • Chainwheel locking pawl
  • Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system
  • Port and starboard chainpipes for twin installations


Maximum Pull  1590 kg (3500 lbs) 
Chain Size (Short link)  10-13 mm (3/8" - 1/2") 
Line Speed  10 m/min (33 ft/min) 
Power Supply (DC)  12 or 24 V 
Motor Power  1200W 
Hydraulic Pressure  138 bar / 2000 psi 
Hydraulic Flow  42 l/min (11 gal/min) 


Dimensions  VWC 3500 
A  110 mm (4-5/16") 
B  254 mm (10") 
C  83 mm (3-9/32") 
D  290 mm (11 13/32") 
E  185 mm (7-9/32") 
F  342 mm (13-7/16") 
G (Standard Deck Clearance)  100 mm (4")  
H (Working Height of Drum)  29 mm (1-1/8") 
I  215 mm (8-15/32") 
BRAND: Maxwell
Type: Windlass
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