Lewmar Windlasses

Lewmar, founded in 1950 by Len Lewery and Leslie Marsh, are a world renowned marine manufacturing group, producing a varied portfolio of equipment including windlasses, anchors, winches, blocks,...
Lewmar, founded in 1950 by Len Lewery and Leslie Marsh, are a world renowned marine manufacturing group, producing a varied portfolio of equipment including windlasses, anchors, winches, blocks, hatches and steering systems.

Lewmar are among the champions of British marine engineering and production, consistently delivering top quality, innovative deck hardware solutions as a result of their continual programme of investment in sophisticated, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment at their two UK based production plants.

   


The Lewmar brand acquired Simpson Marine Engineering around the millenium and have established their range of vertical axis windlasses as a well respected development of the ground breaking Simpson Lawrence Anchorman design introduced in the 1990's.

 Lewmar vertical with drum fitted


Lewmar have built a wealth of design and engineering knowledge and experience in anchoring systems since their acquisition of Simpson Lawrence nearly two decades ago.

Lewmar now offer a range of compact Anchoring Windlasses for yachts and boats between from 6 metres up to 75 metres length overall.

Lewmar will only countenance durable, corrosion resistant materials on deck, coupled with powerful, reliable under-deck motor and electrical solutions.

The focus of Lewmar windlass design is directed at simplicity of use, reliability in a harsh marine environment and an uncomplicated fitting process.



The pictures below illustrate a typical set up for a vertical or a horizontal windlass

Lewmar Horizontal Windlass Set Up    Lewmar Vertical Windlass Set Up




How to choose the right windlass for your yacht or boat.

The main considerations in making your decision:


1. Select Vertical or Horizontal - the axis of the windlass motor shaft.

Vertical Windlass Key Points:                                                                                       

  • More of the windlass is below deck                                                                                     
  • Suitable for larger chain lockers                                                                                         
  • Anchor rode makes a 180° wrap around the gypsy providing more security                           
  • Recommended minimum fall = 406mm (18") for gravity feed

Horizontal Windlass Key Points:

  • Most of the windlass unit is above deck
  • Suited to smaller chain lockers
  • Anchor rode enters the gypsy, makes a 90° turn and feeds into the chain locker                                            
  • Recommended minimum fall = 304mm (12") for gravity feed
  • Simpler installation than vertical unit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Lewmar Horizontal or Vertical Decision



Lewmar Accessories and Spare Parts Catalogue   


Lewmar Horizontal Windlasses and Capstans Catalogue 
  

Lewmar Vertical Windlasses Catalogue