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Vetus BOW5512B

Vetus Bow Thrusters
Bow Thruster 5512B

The Vetus 55 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 121 pound-force (lbf). Install them below the waterline in the bow of the hull for advanced maneuverability in tight spaces.  When traditional line handling is not a possibility, such as a short-handed crew, thrusters provide immeasurable peace of mind during stressful maneuvering around the dock.

Vetus bow thrusters are equipped with a streamlined bronze tail piece. This has proven to be stronger and more durable than other materials sometimes used, while creating the minimum of turbulence, lowest efficiency loss and lowest noise levels.

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Reversible DC motor


3 hp (4kW)


121 lbf (550 N)

Tunnel Diameter

5-29/32 inch

Weight excluding Tunnel

44 lbs

Current Consumption

350 Amps

Operating Time

4 minutes continuously

Main Fuse

250 Amps, slow blow

Batteries 12V DC

1x108 min Ah/ 1x165 max. Ah

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Annapolis, MD  21403

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