Marine Electric Anchor Winch


About product

The electric anchor winch, or anchor windlass, is a crucial deck equipment used for anchoring operations in the maritime industry. It is employed when a ship needs to stop at a pier or port, or when it sets sail after a stop. Various sources, including an electric motor, hydraulic pump system, diesel engine, or manual operation can power the marine electric winch.

  • Compact Size and Ease of Operation: Electric anchor winches are often designed to be compact and space-efficient, making them suitable for smaller-tonnage boats. They are generally easy to operate, requiring simple controls for raising and lowering the anchor.

  • Environmental Friendliness: Electric anchor winches are considered more environmentally friendly compared to other power sources, such as diesel engines. They produce less noise, vibration, and air pollution, contributing to a cleaner and quieter maritime environment.

Additional information

Driven Type


Drum Type

single/ double drum





Product Detail

Electric Anchor Winch – Marine Anchor Windlass

The electric anchor winch offers advantages such as compact size, ease of operation, and environmental friendliness. On the other hand, the hydraulic anchor winch provides a more stable power source, reliable operation, ease of maintenance, but requires more deck space compared to the electric variant. Typically, small-tonnage boats opt for electric winches, while large-tonnage vessels utilize hydraulic winches for anchorage.

Both types of electric anchor winch can be equipped with single or double drums, known as single drum anchor winch or double drum anchor winch. This allows for flexibility in accommodating different anchoring requirements based on the vessel’s size and operational needs.

The Working Principle Of Electric Anchor Winch

The electric anchor winch on a ship operates using an electric motor that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. A reduction mechanism is employed to convert high-speed rotation into low-speed, high-torque output, providing ample force for anchoring or adjusting the anchor chain’s length. A transmission device, comprising chains, gears, and racks, transfers the torque from the reduction mechanism to the anchor chain or rope, facilitating anchoring or raising the anchor.

The anchor windlass is equipped with a control device, such as a control panel or remote control, allowing the crew to start, stop, change speed, and reverse the operation. By manipulating the control levers or buttons, the crew can conveniently operate the winch. The anchor chain or rope connects to the winch, and the movement of the transmission device enables the anchor to function effectively on the seabed.

Safety Considerations for Using an Anchor Windlass

  • Before using the electric anchor winch, it is necessary to inspect the equipment and its working condition to ensure its integrity and compliance with operational requirements.
  • When using the anchor windlass, pay attention to the strength and length of the rope or cable, ensuring they are within the specified range.
  • During the operation of the electric anchor winch, maintain the balance and stability of the vessel. Overloading or insufficient load can affect the effectiveness and safety of the winch.
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing and safety equipment while operating the anchor windlass to ensure personal safety.

Marine Windlass Parameter – Electric Anchor Winch

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Zava Marine Corporation is a leading supplier of marine parts and components. With a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction, we specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality marine equipment and accessories. Our products include deck equipment, ship accessories, and various other essential components needed for smooth maritime operations.

With a global presence, we serve a diverse customer base, including shipbuilders, shipowners, offshore operators, and marine equipment distributors. We are committed to providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to meet our customers’ unique needs.


Zava Marine offers a comprehensive range of certifications for marine parts in accordance with international standards and regulations. These certifications include those provided by renowned marine classification societies such as Lloyd’s Register (LR), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), and Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL). By collaborating with these esteemed societies, Zava Marine ensures that our certified marine parts meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and performance, instilling confidence in our reliability and compliance within the maritime industry.

The warranty provided by Zava Marine covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. During this warranty period, if any marine parts purchased from Zava Marine exhibit issues or failures resulting from manufacturing defects or faulty materials, Zava Marine will take responsibility for repair or replacement of the affected parts. 

Zava Marine has recently opened new molds for European and North American clients, utilizing materials such as metal, ABS, PVC, and more. These successful mold opening projects allow us to provide customized marine parts and components that meet the specific requirements of our clients in these regions.

Typically, Zava Marine can ship samples within 7 days once the product drawing has been mutually confirmed by both parties. This efficient process ensures that customers can receive samples promptly, allowing them to assess the quality and suitability of the products.

Zava Marine frequently utilizes a wide range of materials in our projects. These materials include aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics, titanium, and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone). Each material offers unique properties and characteristics suitable for various marine applications. 

Yes, we provide customization services for marine parts. We understand that every project and application may have unique requirements, and we are committed to delivering tailored solutions. By collaborating closely with our clients, we can adapt our products to specific specifications, ensuring optimal fit, performance, and compatibility. Whether it’s modifying existing designs or creating entirely new parts, our customization services cater to the diverse needs of the maritime industry.

Absolutely! We offer product design and development services to support our clients’ needs. Our experienced team of engineers and designers can collaborate with clients from concept development to final product realization. By leveraging our expertise in marine engineering and design, we can provide valuable insights and innovative solutions. Whether it’s optimizing existing designs or creating entirely new products, we are equipped to assist clients in bringing their ideas to life efficiently and effectively.

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