Lewmar V700 Vertical Windlass Review

Taking performance in recreational boating to the next level, Lewmar have developed the brilliant V700 windlass. This windlass represents true luxury at an affordable price. This stunning looking unit is the small fry of the “V” series windlass and best suited for vessels between 20 foot to 35 foot. You will fall in love with the push-button control that allows remote operation of the windlass from a sheltered position out of the weather. And if space is at a premium on your boat then the slim profile of this product might be just the answer you are looking for. A flexible mounting system allows it to be placed just about anywhere

Made from electro-polished 316 stainless steel the V700 offers the ultimate in long lasting quality. It can handle rope or chain with ease and Lewmars WARP (wear and abrasion resistance pattern) will ensure long term high performance. This is a heavy duty unit that is also very waterproof. It has a waterproof rating of IP67 which means it is waterproof to 1 meter. Often with forward mounting on the deck a windlass is exposed to full immersion from waves sweeping over the foredeck. A high waterproof rating is like an insurance policy.

There are plenty more features as well. Tucked away beneath the sophisticated styling of the exterior, is the heart of this workhorse. This consists of a worm gearbox providing maximum strength and reliability and a heavy-duty motor protected by an impact resistant cover. Additional security is provided via a motor protection feature and anchor lock feature. Also as part of the package you get a manual recovery option, a fast recovery speed, and a reed switch and magnet fitted as standard for chain counter applications.

The kit you get when you purchase this unit includes: the V700 unit, mounting studs, gasket seal for the base, installation wrench, toggle switch, circuit breaker and instructions.

The Lewmar V700 comes with a 5 year warranty.

Lewmar is the market leader in marine applications and has developed a global support network designed to provide servicing and repairs for the full range of Lewmar products. The technologies developed by Lewmar for today’s Volvo, Vendee and America’s Cup challenges will be integrated into the mainstream products of tomorrow.

So there you have it, a high performing, compact, eye pleaser produced by a company that stand behind their products.