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Lewmar VX1 Vertical Windlass

Lewmar VX1 Vertical Windlass

For Power and Sail Boats 28-36 feet

Gypsy only i.e. low profile, no drum option

Enhanced Hybrid Polymer Gypsy

Available for 6/7mm or 8mm chain

Switch, circuit breaker, contactor included

Easy to Service


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VX1 Extended Windlass Kit

The Lewmar VX range is the result of a comprehensive overhaul of their vertical windlass production carried out by the Lewmar dedicated engineering team.

New lighter, stronger and performance optimised materials have been explored, evaluated and tested to produce a windlass unit at the cutting edge of design and manufacture.

Lewmar claim that due to new generation technology, the VX windlass range is lighter, stronger and more efficient than any competitor on the market.

The Lewmar VX1 is manufactured with a cast aluminum core, a composite outer and a stainless steel finish.

Lewmar VX1 is suitable for motor and sailing yachts between approximately 28 feet and 36 feet length overall.

Consult the Lewmar Windlass Size Guide for more detailed information on selecting the correct model for your yacht.

VX1 extended windlass kit includes in the box:

  • Deck unit
  • Motor/gearbox
  • Solenoid (control box)
  • Rocker switch
  • Circuit breaker
  • Hybrid gypsy

Lewmar VX1 Windlass Features and Plus Factors:

  • Manual clutch release
  • Stylish stainless-steel finish
  • Lightweight alloy/composite construction
  • Same footprint as Lewmar V1 model
  • IP67 Rated Optimised Motor with robust worm wheel gearbox for improved performance
  • Silicone sealant free assembly
  • Installation orientation flexibility
  • Power options: 12 volt with 300W or 500W
  • Enhanced Hybrid Polymer Gypsy Design***
  • To suit 6/7mm (1/4’’) or 8mm (5/16")
  • Lewmar factory-fitted compatible chain counter magnet

Lewmar patented Hybrid Composite Gypsy Features and Plus Factors:

  • Nickel-plated brass core delivers increased rope grip
  • Polymer chain wheel pockets ensure a smooth and quiet operation – no metal-on-metal noise
  • After exhaustive testing, the hybrid polymer proved superior to an all-metal gypsy:
    • 15% lighter
    • 5% stronger
    • Equal durability and reliability
Lewmar VX1 Windlass Chain Calibration Options:
Lewmar Gypsy Number Gypsy Type Chain Calibrations 3 Strand Rope, Hard Lay Splice
VX1 68100034 6mm+7mm+1/4" 6mm DIN766, 6mm ISO4565, 7mm DIN766, 7mm ISO4565 1/4” ACCO ISO G43 (G4)1/4” ACCO BBB (3B) 12/14/16mm 1 Link
VX1 68100033 8mm+5/16" 8mm DIN766, 8mm ISO4565, 5/16” ACCO ISO G43 (G4) 12/14/16mm 1 Link

12mm rope is strength-comparable and splice-compatible to 7mm Grade 40 DIN766 Calibrated Chain
14mm rope is strength-comparable and splice-compatible to 8mm Grade 40 DIN766 Calibrated Chain

We do splice 16mm diameter anchor rope into 8mm Chain on request but it is a border line tight fit in the link.

Lewmar VX1 Windlass Specification:
Motor Maximum Pull Working Load Limit Maximum Line Speed Normal Current Draw Circuit Breaker
300 Watt 400kg 100kg 25 metres/minute 66 Amps 50 Amps
500 Watt 675kg 169kg 25 metres/minute 126 Amps 70 Amps

Lewmar Recommended Windlass Maintenance

Regular Servicing

  • Wash down the windlass using fresh water.
  • Examine all electrical connections for corrosion, clean and lightly grease.
  • Check anchor locker drain to avoid water damage to motor/gearbox.
  • If anchor locker fills with water, check motor is dry and free of rust.
  • Check anchor rode splice for wear.
  • Check gypsy as it is a high wear item and will last longer if properly used. When re-assembling the cone and gypsy, add a small smear of grease to the contact surfaces.
  • Check mounting studs after first two or three recoveries and regularly thereafter.

Annual Servicing

  • Check electric cables for damage. Repair/renew as required.
  • Strip the above deck components, clean and lightly grease.
  • Check motor/gearbox for corrosion, clean and repaint with a suitable marine grade oil-based enamel paint.
  • Remove electric motor cover and blow dust away from brushes using foot pump or similar taking care not to breathe any dust.
  • Chain Size - 6mm
  • Chain Size - 8mm
  • Boat Length (Windlasses) - up to 30 feet
  • Boat Length (Windlasses) - up to 35 feet
  • Horizontal or Vertical - Vertical

Lewmar 3-Button Wireless Windlass Remote
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Lewmar Chain Counter - AA150
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Lewmar Chain Stopper

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Lewmar Replacement Gypsy

Lewmar Winch Maintence Kit
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Lewmar Winch Pawls and Springs

Lewmar Grease

Lewmar Grease


Lewmar replacement 1000w motor - L66000107
Lewmar Windlass Spare Parts

Lewmar Windlass Contactors

Lewmar Winch Handle Spares Kit

Lewmar VX Installation

Lewmar VX Series Windlass Installation Manual issue 09

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Lewmar VX Manual

Lewmar VX Series Windlass User Instructions and Warranty

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Lewmar Windlass VX Range Information

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