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Maxwell's New Wave Design™ Chainwheel

The outer ribs of the chainwheel are angled slightly forward ensuring that the rope and the chain are smoothly guided in the wheel during anchor retrieval. As the rope pulls into the wheel, the opposite facing inner ribs grip the rope in an undulating manner, securing the rope more firmly in a ‘wave pattern’ action that is far superior to the traditional ‘jam cleat’ manner of holding the rope compared to all other products on the market. Not only does this Wave Design™ hold the rope more securely, it is also kinder on the rope resulting in increased longevity of your anchor rode.


HRC-6 & HRC-8
Horizontal Rope/Chain Windlass

  • Now incorporating Maxwell's automatic free-fall technology. Simply activate the windlass 'Free Fall' lever, operate your down control (helm station or footswitch) and the windlass will freefall your anchor. Ready to lift the anchor? Activate the up control and the 'free fall' device automatically disengages allowing you to power up your anchor.
  • Aesthetically pleasing above deck design, encapsulating the motor and drive in a watertight case, saving space below deck and allowing simple routine maintenance.
  • Die cast, marine-grade, alloy case is hard anodized for unsurpassed marine protection.
  • Simple ‘bolt down’ installation ensures effortless and rapid on-deck installation and set up.
  • Guaranteed trouble free rode transition from rope to chain, by means of an innovative, proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe enclosed design.
  • Integrated composite nylon, through deck hawse pipe for ease of installation and smooth, snag-free operation.
  • High efficiency spur gearbox incorporating a robust non-backwind mechanism.
  • High speed, jam-free retrieval of rope and chain controlled from a remote panel mounted Up/Down switch.
  • Emergency ‘free fall’ function in the event of onboard power failure. Activated by the supplied, emergency ‘Free Fall’ lever.
  • Revolutionary new chainwheel.
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor incorporating new technology features, including integrated wiring for quick electrical installation.


  • Up/down remote control panel
  • Dual direction control system
  • Circuit breaker/isolator panel


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Choose HRC-6 for Light Displacement Yachts to 35' LOA
Choose HRC-6 for Heavy Displacement Yachts to 31' LOA

Choose HRC-8 for Light Displacement Yachts to 45' LOA
Choose HRC-8 for Heavy Displacement Yachts to 40' LOA


Model HRC-6 HRC-8
Maximum Pull 270kg
600 lbs
900 lbs
Chain Short Link 6mm/7mm
1/4" - 5/16"
Rope Size
(Nylon 3 Strand or 8 Plait)
(Anchor Retrieval - 30kg Load) 108ft/min 108ft/min
Power Supply (DC) 12V or 24V 12V or 24V
Motor (Watts) 400w 600w
Net Weight 11.5kg 11.5kg


Both Models mm inches
A 256mm 10 1/8"
B 132mm 5 11/32"
B2 176mm 6 7/8"
C1 214mm 8 7/16"
C2 147mm 5 3/4"
E 65mm 2 1/2"
G 230mm 9 1/16"
J 96.4mm 3 7/8"

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Performance Yacht Systems
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Annapolis, MD  21403

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