Horizontal Windlasses

Reliability and Efficiency on board!

The range of horizontal anchor windlasses are suitable for boats from 18 up to 150 feet offering the best performance and functionality, when there is adequate deck space or if the chain locker has limited size or accessibility.They are simple to use, reliable, with their classic and timeless style making them perfect for many vessels, especially for the charter business.

Material and finish, marine grade aluminium alloy: Our horizontal anchor windlasses are produced by using marine glade aluminium alloy. The body is polished and anodised. Most of the components are made by hot forging. The horizontal models are available as the standard version, in anodised aluminium. Some models are available with a painted white polyester coating. 

High performance motors: The horizontal windlasses' electric motors have been designed to supply high torque in all working conditions. They are available in 12 or 24 Volt DC current and 230-240 V three phase AC current. Most of the motors have an IP66 rating with a galvanized body painted with a polyester coating. Our electric motors are specified to provide the necessary power for a long run. They are also designed to operate in high speed, so as to reduce the operations time. Titan, Ercole and Super Ercole are also available in hydraulic motor versions. 

Lofrans' gearboxes: Most of our horizontal windlasses use a Lofrans-made high efficiency worm screw gearbox. It is non-reversible with the gears produced with specific material able to withstand high-load strain. All gearboxes are oil lubricated in order to minimize the working noise. The models for superior boats use a special Lofrans planetary- worm screw gearbox which allows them to have a high efficiency to dimension ratio. 

Manual override: Most of the Lofrans horizontal windlasses are supplied with manual override which makes the windlass capable of chain recovery in the case of electrical failure. The manual override has the secondary function to provide a safety mechanism so that chain jams do not damage the deck. 

Independent drum from the Gypsy: Horizontal models give the choice of utilizing the drum for warping operations independently from the Gypsy.

Automatic free fall: Models KOBRA and CAYMAN 88 can be optionally supported with the installation of a device named AUTOMATIC FREE FALL. This device allows the disengaging of the cluch, automatically, by pushing the ''Down'' button of the remote control unit. Disengaging the cluch, the Gypsy rotates freely and the weight of the anchor releases the chain into the water.

Rope and chain management: Models DORADO and ATLAS are able to manage rope and chain with the use of a special spring loaded tention arm called finger, which pushes the rope deeply inside the Gypsy teeth.

CUSTOM PRODUCT: Models TITAN, ERCOLE and SUPER ERCOLE are available in six versions in order to meet all customer requirements.