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Anchoring Solutions

The Complete Anchoring Solution

Renowned in the Superyacht arena, Maxwell has the expertise and capability to offer a complete “Anchoring Solution”. The company’s ability to work on a project from design concept to final launch, by working with the vessel’s designer and builder, smooths the process of windlass installation and design.

Maxwell will provide the ultimate solution for any anchoring requirement. By working with the designer and builder of any type of vessel, from displacement to Wave Piercer, Maxwell insures that the guesswork will be taken out of the process.

Wherever your dream is being built, be it a yard in New Zealand, the USA or anywhere else in the world, recognised for the quality of the Superyachts it produces, Maxwell will not only supply the exact windlass required, but also any and all ancillary anchoring equipment needed for trouble free anchoring.

Maxwell appreciates that no two Superyachts are ever the same, whether they be expedition style, traditional sailing or sleek tri-deck design. Maxwell ensures that the customer’s expectations are met, customising where necessary, but always supplying the basic rugged and reliable product.

Recently installed low profile 11000 windlasses aboard Alloy Yachts built Tiara are testimony to Maxwell’s ability in adapting standard product. These windlasses were modelled to suit the tight constraints of Tiara’s bow configuration.

Maxwell’s expertise is not constrained to powered Superyachts. The company’s enviable legacy as a renowned sheet winch manufacturer ensures that they also understand the unique requirements of sailing Superyachts.

Over the past several years, Maxwell has responded to the maturing demand of the Superyacht industry to supply more than just superb windlasses. The designer/builder is now able to source a complete anchoring and stern handling package from Maxwell, which can be modified and suited to each individual build. Although firmly established as a company with the ability to meet the demands of 21st century Superyachts, Maxwell has not forgotten traditional values. Shenandoah is a classic example of Maxwell’s ability to customize its products and deliver state of the art windlasses with the appearance of 19th century bronze anchoring equipment, befitting the elegance of this grand matriarch of the seas.

Maxwell is aware that in today’s Superyacht world, it is not only function and reliability that count, but that appearances too are all important. In a classical example of form reflecting function Maxwell has designed their windlasses to enhance and grace the foredeck of the sleekest Superyacht. Whenever proud owners look out over their bow they will be greeted with functional machinery that fills them with a sense of security, conforming to the pleasing aesthetics reflected throughout their vessels.

Now the builder needs only to order the Maxwell “Anchoring Solution” for his vessel and the company will supply windlasses and a myriad of ancillary anchoing equipment such as Roller-Stopper-Tensioners (RST), Chain Compressors, chain, anchors and so on. The stern of the vessel is not forgotten and Maxwell provides a wide selection of stern handling capstan winches to ensure that the captain and crew can easily and safely manoeuvre their boat into the most awkward mooring sites.

Installation on Texas Lady
Tiara Fitout
Tiara Fitout