Maxwell anchoring systems

  • We recommend ISO 3448, VG 320, SAE 90, weight gear oils. Vetus oil order number VBT

  • You can find the service prescriptions in your own Maxwell manual! Manuals can also be downloaded from the Maxwell Marine website:

  • In the Vetus catalogue you will find a selection chart for windlasses and capstans. The required windlass are related to a standard chain and rope size. You can also visit for more information.

  • The RCM2 or RCM4 are hand held wireless control units, to be used for control of a bowthruster, windlass, and other different electronic equipment

  • While anchoring you need to secure the chain with a chain stopper [for rope a bollard]. Because all circumstance can be different while anchoring and you never know how much force is on the chain at certain moments. A chainstopper is able to hold much more loads as the windlass.

  • In the latest catalogue, we have a section advising you how best to ascertain which windlass is best suited to your boat and your requirements. If your boat is in the 6 meter (20 feet) to 20 meter (65 feet) range, then the Power & Sailing Boats catalogue should provide you with most of the background information you need. If you are fortunate enough to be considering the most suitable windlass for your Superyacht (vessels generally over 25 meters (80 feet), then the “15 Easy Steps to Windlass Selection” chart in Maxwell’s Superyacht colour catalogue should provide you with the information you need. Should you require further assistance with your windlass selection please do not hesitate to contact Maxwell or any of their representatives world wide. Contact details can be found under the ‘Find Us’ section of our web site.

  • There are many nautical terms associated with the anchoring of your boat. Winch and windlass are but two. To acquaint you with many of the commonly used terms associated with lowering and raising your anchor, we have provided a Glossary of Terms in both our Power & Sailing Boats and Superyacht catalogues. These terms can also be found under the Support section of our Website. Click ‘Glossary’. For those of you who really want to get into marine nomenclature there is an excellent book available called: “The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea”, Oxford University Press

  • Maxwell manufactures both. Refer to the “Which Winch” section of our Website under Power & Sailing Boats or check Superyacht headings for more information regarding which type will be most suitable for your boat.

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