Lofrans’ Windlasses

Lofrans’, who are now part of the Lalizas Group was founded in 1966 in Monza, Italy.  For more than forty five years, Lofrans’ engineers have been dedicated to one single objective: designing & manufacturing windlasses and anchor management solutions which combine top performance, absolute safety and stylish design on deck.
Why is it necessary to install an anchor windlass?
There are two main reasons – Safety & Utility.  The anchor windlass on your vessel allows you to handle different anchoring situations, even the most critical, always under complete safety.  Every anchoring operation will be extremely simple, fast and firm under your control.  No more fear of failing to recover your anchor and every anchoring will be a pleasure.  No more heavy and complicated operations.  Installing an anchor windlass means making an investment on the safety of your crew and your vessel.
What about a Capstan?
Capstans are normally installed on the stern of the boat for mooring manoeuvres.  They are equally suitable for recreational boats, fishing and commercial vessels.  One or two captans, depending on boat size and displacement, are installed on the boat in conjunction with an anchor windlass.  Capstans are monitored by a set of foot switches, leaving your hands are free for rope handling.

Lofrans’ was the first to introduce products & solutions such as the Automatic Free Fall, the Control Box and also the “plug&play” anchor windlass “Project 1000” that are considered by the end users as a “must” for their vessel.
With a wide range of windlass models, Lofrans’ boasts an impressive line-up of products covering the needs of boats and yachts from 6 to 50m (20 to 160ft).

For a breakdown list of all spare parts, please click here.

Vertical Windlasses – X-Series & Project
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 motorisation to meet any customer’s requirements.

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

The range of Lofrans’ capstans is designed for boats from 18 to 150 feet.  Capstans are normally installed on the stern of the boat for mooring operations and are used in recreational, fishing and commercial vessels.

Introducing the ARP Universal Wireless Remote – a remote control suitable for all Lofrans’ windlass models, and most other makes of 12v windlasses.

ARP WAVE – Key FeaturesWave - FB

  • One handset, with shockproof cover & lanyard.
  • Wireless robust design.
  • Single receiver.
  • Fitting instructions.


ARP DUO –Duo - FB Key Features

  • Two handsets, with lanyards.
  • Wireless compact design.
  • Single receiver.
  • Fitting instructions.


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