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Maxwell VW1000



The VW Series of anchor winches are designed for traditional rope and chain combination anchor rodes, where manual transfer of the rode from the rope warping drum to the chainwheel is required.


Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from one winch.

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.

Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection.

Allows alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation.

High-quality finish on above deck components. Heavy chrome over marine-grade alloy bronze.

Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring.

Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control.

Chainwheel locking pawl.

Simplified 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 on 500, 1000 and 1500 models. Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system on 2200 and 3500 models.

Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.

Easily disassembled for servicing.


  • Model 1000
  • Maximum Pull 455kg 1000lbs
  • Chain Size (Short link) 6-8mm
  • Line Speed** (Normal working) 18m/min
  • Power Supply (DC) 12V
  • Motor Power 1000W
  • Net Weight (Electric) 22kg
  • ** Winch performance when hauling rope with capstan. Chain speed may vary depending on size of chain and gypsy. For VW4000 go to the Superyacht Section.


  • Model VW1000
  • A 80mm 3 1/8"
  • B 198mm 7 3/4"
  • C 59mm 2 3/8"
  • D 252mm 9 15/16"
  • E 272mm 10 23/32"
  • F 165mm 6 1/2"
  • G (Std deck clearance)* 100mm 4"
  • G (Extra deck clearance)150mm 6"
  • H (Working height of drum for rope warping) 44mm 1 3/4"
  • I 165mm 6 1/2"
  • * For VW1000 and VW1500 shorter deck clearance version also available at 50mm (2").

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    • Shipping Weight: 5lbs
    • Manufactured by: Maxwell

    This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 May, 2010.

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