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Vetus Marine
Bow Thrusters

Having a bow thruster gives you positive control of your boat, even at low speed and regardless of wind, current or tight docking conditions. Vetus offers both electrically and hydraulically driven bow thrusters, to suit a wide variety of boats. Working in close collaboration with the Maritime Institute Netherlands (MARIN), the world-famous hydrodynamic laboratory, Vetus has optimized the performance of its thrusters. This has been achieved by utilizing a unique propeller blade profile, which creates little or no cavitation.  As cavitation produces unwanted noise, this new blade design offers a major reduction in the operating sound levels for Vetus bow thrusters. Moreover, the application of this new propeller has reduced the current consumption by up to 10%.

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.  The metal underwater parts are protected by a zinc anode, which is fitted as standard. Vetus propellers are corrosion-free and on thrusters up to the 310 kgf model, are made of synthetic materials. Owing to their low weight, the maximum thrust force is obtained very quickly and with a minimum of energy. The propeller blades are specifically designed for use in a tunnel and are shaped in such a way that the thrust is equal to both starboard and port. Because of this, cavitation is largely avoided and noise levels are considerably reduced. Thruster models over 310 kgf have bronze propellers as standard, for increased strength and durability.

Vetus Bow Thrusters

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