Vetus Windlasses


An anchor windlass takes the strain out of one of the most tiring tasks on-board.

The anchor chain may be raised (or lowered) by activating a switch or from the warmth of the cabin with a remote control panel, making the process effortless. Most windlasses may also be operated by hand in case of power failure.

Please contact us for further details: some windlasses are available in more than one power rating and the figures quoted may be for specific versions. Switches and relays may be ordered separately.

Electric windlasses

All Vetus electric windlasses can be supplied in either 12v or 24v versions. We can also supply the relevant relays, required for completing the installation.

Model Description  
Napoleon Vertical axle windlass suitable for boats between 8m/26' and 14m/46'. Chain gypsy and rope drum above (optional). Incorporates a chain counter. AISI316 stainless steel housing, cover & drum.
Gypsy: 8mm (ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766 or ISO4565)
Motor: 1,000W nominal / 1,850W maximum
Hauling speed: 18-24m/min dependent on loading
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 950kg maximum
NAPOLEON
Ajax Vertical axle windlass suitable for boats up to 13m/44'. Chain gypsy and rope drum above.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766 or ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766)
Motor: 1,000W nominal / 1,500W maximum
Hauling speed: 26m/min at 25kg
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 500kg maximum
AJAX
Alexander III Horizontal axle windlass suitable for boats up to 13m/42'. Chain gypsy and separate rope drum. Manual operation is possible in case of failure of electric supply.
Gypsy: 8 (DIN766 or ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766)
Motor: 1,000W nominal / 1,500W maximum
Hauling speed: 26m/min at 25kg
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 500kg maximum
ALEXANDER III
Tiger Horizontal axle windlass suitable for boats up to 13m/42'. Chain gypsy and separate rope drum. Manual operation is possible in case of failure of electric supply.
Gypsy: 8 (DIN766 or ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766 or ISO4565)
Motor: 1,000W nominal / 1,500W maximum
Hauling speed: 26m/min at 25kg
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 550kg maximum
TIGER
Condor Horizontal axle windlass suitable for boats up to 18m/59'. Chain gypsy and separate rope drum.
Gypsy: 10 (DIN766) or 13mm (DIN766)
Motor: 1,500W
Hauling speed: 15m/min
Lifting power: 500kg nominal / 900kg maximum
CONDOR
Chain We can supply Vetus calibrated stainless steel chain for our Vetus windlasses:
8mm DIN766: 30m, 50m or 100m bundles
10mm DIN766: 30m, 50m or 100m bundles
13mm DIN766: 30m, 50m or 100m bundles
CHAIN

Controls for windlasses


Model Description  
AWPANEL This control panel is to be connected to a make/break relay and will control the windlass for hauling in and releasing the anchor. It has an On/Off switch and is suitable for both 12v and 24v operation. Watertight to IP65
Dimensions: 85mm x 85mm x 78mm depth.
AWPANEL
AFSTFR
AFSTFG
These IP65 watertight foot switches may be deck-mounted, in combination with the relevant relays. The foot switches have a protective cover to prevent accidental enagagement of the windlass. Available in red (up) or grey (down). AFSTF
AFSTPB This simple switch may be mounted in a convenient location and operates the windlass through the relevant relay(s). AFSTPB
RECON This electric remote control consists of a rocker switch with a capacity of 20A, suitable for 12v or 24v and a 3-core spiralled wire of 3.5m in length complete with watertight plug and deck socket. RECON
CCM
CCFB
These remote-control panels can be used with a Vetus Napoleon windlass to haul-in or release the anchor chain. The LCD readout on model CCM can display the chain speed, the length of chain released and the supply voltage and current consumption. Model CCFB can display the length of anchor chain released. These panels are suitable for 12v or 24v operation and both are watertight according to IP65.
Dimensions (CCM): 100mm x 100mm x 32mm
Dimensions (CCFB): 60mm x 60mm x 18mm
CCM
SOL
AFST
We supply a number of Vetus solenoids which are required for the installation of a windlass. Single solenoids will operate the lift or lower function, thus two are required per windlass. Dual solenoids will operate lifting and lowering functions.
Single solenoids: 12v/1500W / 24v/3000W / 24v/6000W
Dual solenoids: 12v/1500W / 24v/3000W / 24v/6000W
SOL1512

Hydraulic windlasses

Vetus offer six different hydraulic windlasses, which are supplied complete with the hydraulic motor.

Model Description  
Napoleon Vertical axle windlass with chain gypsy and rope drum above (optional). AISI316 stainless steel housing, cover & drum.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766 or ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766 or ISO4565)
Motor: 8.2cc/rev, maximum operating pressure 183bar
Hauling speed: 13.5m/min at 2,440rpm
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 950kg maximum
NAPOLEON
Ajax Vertical axle windlass with chain gypsy and rope drum above.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766) or 10mm (DIN766)
Motor: 8.2cc/rev, maximum operating pressure 100bar
Hauling speed: 11.7m/min at 2,440rpm
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 500kg maximum
AJAX
Alexander III Horizontal axle windlass with chain gypsy and separate rope drum.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766) or 10mm (DIN766)
Motor: 8.2cc/rev, maximum operating pressure 100bar
Hauling speed: 11.7m/min at 2,440rpm
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 500kg maximum
ALEXANDER III
Tiger Horizontal axle windlass with chain gypsy and separate rope drum.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766) or 10mm (DIN766)
Motor: 8.2cc/rev, maximum operating pressure 114bar
Hauling speed: 12.4m/min at 2,440rpm
Lifting power: 300kg nominal / 550kg maximum
TIGER
Capstan Horizontal axle capstan with rope drum.
Motor: 8.2cc/rev, maximum operating pressure 100bar
Hauling speed: 11.7m/min at 2,440rpm
Lifting power: 350kg nominal / 550kg maximum
CAPSTAN

Manual windlass

The Vetus Ursus windlass is hand-operated and is suitable for boats of up to 12m/39' in length.

Model Description  
Ursus Horizontal axle hand-operated windlass with chain gypsy and separate rope drum above.
Gypsy: 8mm (DIN766 or ISO4565) or 10mm (DIN766)
Lifting power: 200kg
Hauling speed: dependent on the person operating the windlass.
URSUS

Note: all specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details of prices and any further information, full details are available in the current Vetus catalogue which you can request online.


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