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Storm VR/VRC3500


Gypsy Selection Tool

The MUIR VR/VRC 3500 Windlass represents a revolution in windlass technology, combining the power of conventional winches with the benefits of a modern and innovative concept. This unique windlass, available in both a flat version and with a capstan, is suitable for recreational and professional vessels up to 35 meters in length. The VR/VRC 3500 windlass not only ensures the highest level of safety but also enhances the aesthetics of the foredeck on many luxury yachts.


• Polished stainless steel components
• High tensile stainless steel shaft
• Heavy duty, marine grade, dual-direction motor
• Superior, heavy-duty Italian drive train
• Rope Chain Management System (RCMS) fitted
• Integrated quick release with chain pipe cover
• Self-lubricating bush
• Capstan model features a fluted grip
• Independent gypsy and capstan operation
• Extra deck clearance kit for any deck thickness
• Round base VR/VRC model (chain only)
• Mirror image models available
• Manual Override System (MORS)
• Traditional polished bronze finish
• Full range of accessories including chain, rope,
chain stoppers, snubber kits & devil claws
• AC & hydraulic power options available
• Auto anchor – chain counter.


VESSEL LENGTH 15–24m (48–77ft)
POWER SUPPLY (DC) 12/24V (AC or Hydraylic
MOTOR (Watts) 1500
HYDRAULIC FLOW 28L/min (7.5gal/min)
MAX LOAD 1590kg (3500lb)
WORK LOAD 530kg (1167lb)
MAX LINE SPEED 13.5m/min (44ft/min)
CHAIN SIZE 8 mm (5/16”), 10 mm (3/8”), 13 mm (1/2”) (chain only)
ROPE SIZE 14 – 16mm (9/16 – 5/8”)
NET WEIGHT DC VR 42kg VRC 46kg (DC VR 92lb VRC 101lb)
HYD VR 38kg VRC 42kg (HYD VR 84lb VRC 92lb)

Manual Operation

The Storm series offers two manual operation alternatives. The Manual Override System (MORS) is a premium option on most other models, and provides manual retrieval of the rope and chain or chain only rode by simply applying a standard sheet winch handle to the top of the windlass. The Manual Operating System (MOS) features a gypsy attachment that fits into the top of the gypsy once the capstan or clutch top has been removed. MOS is standard on most Storm models.

Fast Retrieval

Using the latest in efficient windlass drives, the Storm series provides effective and rapid anchor retrieval with high speeds of up to 25 metres per minute on some models, whilst also allowing smooth deployment of the anchor rode and chain.

Reduced Installation Time

Storm windlass bases accommodate a quick fit adaptor that reduces installation time allowing the gearbox and motor to be installed directly onto the shaft in any radial position and alleviating distortion between the deck plate and gearbox flange. A sealed shaft protects the transmission below deck.

Rope-Chain Combination

The Rope Chain Management System (RCMS) on Storm windlasses consists of a spring loaded finger & 180 degree stripper arrangement that provides smooth transition for rope-chain combination.

Some of our Storm Installs

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