How does it work?

What sets our system apart is its user-friendly operation. A single button press allows you to effortlessly open the hatch, deploy the arm, and securely close the hatch in one swift motion.

Thanks to its fast actuation, the anchor extends, and the hatch closes in under 20 seconds, minimizing downtime and ensuring efficiency. With versatile power supply options of 12V, 24V, 48V, or hydraulic, our system ensures compatibility with a wide range of marine setups.

Our actuator system possesses several key features that make it a standout choice for marine enthusiasts. Its integrated clutches provide soft stops when extending or retracting the anchor arm. This ensures precision and gentleness in handling your anchoring needs. The anchor arm is compatible with a wide range of Maxwell windlasses.

To suit your vessel’s aesthetics and functional requirements there are many options. You can choose from a range of finishes. These include mirror-polished stainless steel, satin-finish stainless steel, or powder-coated options. Rollers, pins, and a chain stopper are fairly simple to remove and replace.

Can this stand up to rough seas or would it bend or break?

All Maxwell bow rollers hold around 80% of the chain breaking load in the vertical plane. If the arm experiences unusually high lateral forces due to the boat veering, there is a risk of bending, as there is with any bow roller.

This looks like an expensive solution. Is this true?

Concerns about the cost and repair expenses of this product are not entirely unfounded, but it’s essential to consider the factors contributing to its price. The majority of the cost lies in the fabrication of robust components, like the 316 stainless steel and the gearbox, which are built to withstand wear and tear effectively.

It is crucial to remember that quality often comes at a higher price. This does not necessarily mean it will be expensive in the long run. The arm is carefully crafted from premium marine-grade stainless steel 316L, offering options for either a mirror-polished or bead-blasted finish. This design ensures versatility and worry-free anchoring in various conditions. With a streamlined system composed of top-tier components, maintenance of the anchor arm is straightforward and cost-effective, ultimately providing excellent value . The retractable anchor arm has a standard warranty.

Is it suitable for all anchor chain or rope/chain rodes?

Our actuator design works with both chain-only and rope/chain anchor setups, giving you flexibility. Maxwell Marine offers assorted sizes for 16kg and 25kg anchors and can customize for other sizes as needed. The actuator includes an asymmetrical pivoting roller to keep the anchor secure when stowing, ensuring a reliable anchoring experience for all boat types, making your maritime adventures more convenient and worry-free.

What happens when the power goes out?

Our anchoring solution, made from marine-grade stainless steel, withstands the harshest of marine environments. It comes equipped with an integrated chain stopper, enhancing safety and stability during anchoring operations. In the event of a power outage or when manual operation is preferred, our system provides flexibility for manual operation. You can loosen the clutch on the gearbox, which actuates the arm, allowing you to manually extend the arm, ensuring you are never left stranded.

Is it difficult to clean?

Additionally, for added convenience, there is an option for integrated anchor chain washdown piping and nozzle, making maintenance and cleanup amazingly easy. With these features, our anchoring system not only prioritizes safety and reliability. It also offers versatility and ease of use for all your anchoring needs.

So, it isn’t too complex?

Each moving part has a dedicated function, we have over 50 years’ experience with manufacturing marine equipment. This equipment is robust and works reliably while being soaked in salt water daily. The solution we are using is far from complicated and is well proven technology.

In conclusion

The retractable anchor arm is not just about aesthetics, it also excels in providing the stability and security needed on the water. Selecting the right anchor is paramount for a successful stay on the water, ensuring your vessel stays secure during stops. It is important to recognize that this anchor solution represents reliability and unwavering support when faced with changing conditions at sea. Beyond being just equipment, it embodies your ability to navigate and remain secure while boating.

The Best of All Worlds

For over 50 years, Maxwell Marine has signified top-tier operation in anchoring solutions for pleasure boats, superyachts, and commercial vessels. Moreover, this global reputation for excellence evolved through continuous R&D, design, service, and an unmatched commitment to style and quality. Maxwell understands that boat owners desire not only flawlessly functioning equipment but also aesthetically pleasing products performing to their standards. The international marine leisure industry knows Maxwell’s anchoring systems for their reliability and performance. Our range of windlasses, capstans and accessories is extensive, providing anchoring solutions for vessels up to 100 meters.

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