Maxwell anchoring systems 

For over four decades the name Maxwell has been synonymous with the highest standards of excellence in marine engineering. By providing superior anchoring solutions for pleasure boats, superyachts and commercial vessels, Maxwell has earned a global reputation for quality without compromise. A reputation built upon ongoing research and development, innovation in design and a commitment to style that is unparalleled in the industry. Maxwell has become an industry leader by analysing the needs of boats and boat owners around the world and producing equipment that consistently exceeds customer expectation.

Maxwell Marine has enjoyed a period of expansion and broadened horizons. As a company trusted for delivering on the promise of Anchoring Excellence, Maxwell Marine continues to supply a growing product range.

Maxwell Marine is represented by a strong international distribution network with a proven track record and a portfolio of products that are at home on many of the world’s finest and most admired boats. The quality of Maxwell Marine products and their performance as a company is assured by its certification under the stringent requirements of ISO9001 and CE. Maxwell electric windlasses meet the EMC requirements.

In addition to their head office in Auckland, New Zealand, Maxwell Marine has a separate sales and distribution office in Maryland, USA which services North and South America. All of Australia is covered from Brisbane, Queensland; while distributors and customers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa are serviced from Schiedam in The Netherlands. An extensive global dealer and service network supports these main centres.

When it comes to securing your investment, selecting the right anchor winch for your vessel is one of the most important decisions you will make. A windlass too small for the job will not only result in frustration when the going gets tough but could ultimately compromise vessel and crew safety. Choosing the right anchor winch is crucial for peace of mind and trouble free boating.

Maxwell equipment is born of innovation and backed by years of experience in the manufacture of the world’s highest quality anchor windlasses, ancillary deck gear and stern handling products.

Maxwell’s innovative approach to design resulted in the introduction of automatic rope/chain windlasses to the global marine market during the mid 1990’s. These were a radical departure from all other windlasses, revolutionary in design and technical features. Building on the success of these products, Maxwell has recently designed and developed an exciting new RC range of automatic rope/chain windlasses. In 2012, Maxwell released their evolutionary RC12-10 and RC12-12 Vertical Series of rope/chain windlasses, complementing the existing, highly acclaimed RC Series windlasses.


Maxwell broke the design barriers yet again with the development of a vertical and horizontal rope/chain windlass range incorporating two unique and internationally patented features. The new RC and HRC Series attest to Maxwell’s ongoing commitment to innovative design and development. The RC12 is the culmination of Maxwell’s evolution of a full range of automatic rope/chain windlasses suitable for use on vessels from 4.5metres (15 feet) to over 20 metres (65 feet).

Maxwell’s ongoing committment to product development can also be seen in the upgrading of their ‘traditional’ and continually popular vertical VWC Series. Stalwarts since the early nineties, the VWC windlasses were always great performers and now, with advanced engineering features incorporated into their improved designs, they work even better.

Maxwell recognises that boat owners not only want equipment that works flawlessly, they want products that look good as well. To this end, Maxwell designers spend countless hours improving the look, functionality and robustness of all Maxwell products.

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