Vertical Windlasses

Technology, Durability and Performance combined in a single design of a vertical windlass by Lofrans'!

The space available above and under the deck is the primary element to be considered when selecting the proper type of anchor windlass.

A Vertical anchor windlass features a vertical rotation in relation to the deck which allows a reduced volume above deck as the electric motor and the gear box are sitting in the chain locker.

Also keep in mind that the height between the top of the stacked chain and the underdeck must be 300 mm minimum in order to ensure a fast dropping of the chain in the locker and an optimum performance of the windlass.​


The X vertical windlass range series is designed to provide anchoring solutions for sail and motor boats from 18 to 100 feet. The X series is made up by the following models: X1, X2, X3, X3.5, X4 and X5 all available in standard version with drum and in low profile version. The project versions have a built-in control box within the motor casing. All models are available in different motorization to meet any customers' requirements.

The X range, as standard, comes in mirror polished marine bronze produced by hot forging.