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Model VC 3500 VC 2500 VC 850 VC 650 VC 500
Vessel Length 16-27m (51-86ft) 14-22m (45-70ft) 9-14m (29-45ft) 8-11m / 26-36ft 5-9m / 16-29ft
Power Supply (DC) 12/24V 12/24V 12/24V 12/24V 12V
Motor (Watts) 1500 1200 1000 600 600
Hydraulic Pressure 11MPa (1600PSI) 10MPa (1450PSI) N/A N/A N/A
Hydraulic Flow 28L/min (7.5gal/min) 20L/min (5.5gal/min) N/A N/A N/A
Max Load 1490kg (3285lb) 1136kg (2500lb) 386kg (850lb) 295kg (650lb) 115kg/227kg (253lb/500lb)
Work Load 350kg (772lb) 284kg (624lb) 97kg (212lb) 74kg / 162lb 29kg/57kg / 63lb/125lb
Amps Work Load 185/90 150/70 125/60 75/40 75
Max Line Speed 16m/min (53ft/min) 15m/min (48ft/min) 24m/minute (77ft/minute) 20m/min (64ft/min) 25m/min (80ft/min)
Chain Size N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rope Size 14mm (9/16"), 25mm (1") 12mm (1/2"), 19mm (3/4”) 10mm (3/8"), 14mm (9/16") 10mm (3/8"), 12mm (1/2") 10mm (3/8"), 12mm (1/2")
Net Weight DC 27kg (59lb), HYD 19kg (42lb) DC 25kg (55lb), HYD 23kg (51lb) DC 16kg (35lb) DC 12kg (DC 26lb) DC 9kg (20lb)

Designed to suit vessels up to 27m (88ft) the Muir range of capstans provide reliable and heavy duty operation for mooring, warping and anchoring for all recreational and commercial applications. Efficient and quick they can be installed independently or as a complete system with windlasses. Manufactured to the highest quality standard, featuring heavy chrome and gear drive assembly. Accommodating varying deck thicknesses, they are popular for line hauling and fishing purposes. Available in 12 & 24 volt, Hydraulic & AC options.


  • Deck hugging snag free design
  • Unit can be mounted horizontally
  • Luxury chrome finish over marine grade bronze or 316 Stainless steel on some models
  • Capstan features heavy duty knurled finish for increased grip
  • Heavy duty dual direction motor in 12 & 24V, AC & Hydraulic
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • Stainless steel mounting bolts
  • Installation/Operation booklet


  • Inline drive options see page 26
  • AC option (VC2500/3500/4000)
  • Traditional polished bronze finish
  • Heavier duty motor for lifting and fishing use
  • Extra deck clearance kit for any deck thickness
  • Full range of accessories including rope, snubber kits and deck switches
  • Electric & hydraulic operating options & accessories

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Located deep in the wild Southern Ocean, Tasmania’s harsh and
challenging marine environment means that anything made here must
be made well. And it must be made to last.

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