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The powerful Compact range of horizontal windlasses provides the perfect alternative to vertical models for all recreational, commercial and fishing vessels up to 25 metres. The Compact series of horizontal windlasses are ideal for installations where chain locker space is at a premium or not easily accessible. These complete above deck units are constructed from durable marine alloy or new low-maintenance composite  housings enclosing the powerful and heavy duty motor and gearbox, waterproofing and protecting it from the harsh elements.

All running gear is designed for durability and performance, manufactured from marine grade bronze with luxury chrome or optional traditional polished bronze finish. The Compact series incorporates many of the innovative features available across the Atlantic Storm vertical range.

Independent Rope Capstan Operation

Most Compact models feature a knurled capstan that can be operated independently of the gypsy/chainwheel for line handling or auxillary purposes.

Manual Operation

Manual operation is standard on all models from HR1200 to 4200 ensuring complete back up should battery power fail or emergency situation prevail.

Ease of Installation

Installation of the Compact range is quick & simple with no separate drive assembly to be mounted below deck.


Operational performance of the Compact models is further enhanced by the high vertical drop to the chain locker and the 110 degree wrap of chain and rope on the gypsy that provides quick and trouble free deployment and retrieval.

Automatic Freefall

Muir’s Compact range of windlasses includes automatic freefall models. These windlasses provide AUTOMATIC and rapid free fall with a simple flick of a switch from the helm. The freefall can be interrupted at any stage. Ideal for single handed boating, fishing, or for vessels with inaccessible foredecks.

The Compact range is available in 12 & 24 volt and hydraulic options. Muir offer a full range of accessories to suit the Compact models including electric controls, chain, rope, anchors, anchor rollers and chain stoppers.