Ship propellers

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A ships propeller is the most common means of propulsion for ships. It consists of several blades, resembling those of a fan, mounted on the end of a drive shaft. Propellers differ in their materials, including bronze and aluminum, and their functional details. They can be fixed or variable pitch, surface-piercing propeller or another configuration.


The propeller transforms the engine's rotary power into thrust with each revolution it makes.


Boat propellers work in the same way as airplane wings. Each blade is shaped like an airfoil. Rotation creates a pressure differential between the forward and aft surfaces due to blade profile and angle of attack. This difference results in thrust.

How to choose

Propeller size must be adapted to vessel size and engine power, since undersized blades cannot handle all the engine's power. Constituent material is also a factor. Ship propellers often are custom-built. Manufacturers have software and special equipment to aid in selection.

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1 products ZF Marine
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) FPP RANGE ZF Marine

Fixed Pitch Propeller Smooth cruising for pleasure craft and commercial applications The range of fixed...

2 products MAN Diesel SE
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) ALPHA MAN Diesel SE

The MAN Alpha FPP portfolio covers: power range of 4-40 MW per shaft...

MAN Diesel SE
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) MAN Diesel SE

MAN Alpha Controllable Pitch Propeller as standard Mk 5 versions are 4-bladed and 5-bladed versions...

Wärtsilä Corporation
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch Propellers offer excellent efficiency and manoeuvrability, and are recommended for ships requiring frequent port calls. Wärtsilä CP propellers are the...

Wärtsilä Corporation
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Fixed Pitch Propellers are recommended when optimal efficiency, reliability, and robustness is required. Each ship’s hull has its own characteristics. In order to achieve...

Wärtsilä Corporation
Shaft bearing Wärtsilä Corporation

All products offer the advantages of being fully split hence replaceable...

Wärtsilä Corporation BULKHEAD
Mechanical seal for shaft BULKHEAD Wärtsilä Corporation

The Wärtsilä Floodguard range is a water lubricated face type seal suitable for both standard and...

5 products Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce ABP
Variable pitch propeller for ships (adjustable) ABP Rolls-Royce

The Kamewa range of ABP is based on a hollow hub with blades bolted to it from the inside. A unique feature is the method of bolting the blades to the hub using simple hand...

Rolls-Royce CP-A
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) CP-A Rolls-Royce

The Kamewa CP-A controllable pitch hub is an evolution of the XF5 system, renowned for its high efficiency and its blade bearing arrangement designed to avoid peak pressures...

Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has many years of experience in the design of fixed pitch propellers. In the US we have our own foundry capable of producing fixed pitch propellers up to 10m diameter in a variety of materials,...

Mechanical seal for shaft Rolls-Royce

Michell design and manufacture whitemetal (babbitt) lined, spherically seated bulkhead glands complete with grease pumps. These components provide a limited...

Rolls-Royce CONTAZ
Azimuth thruster for ships : L-drive (with twin counter-rotating propellers) CONTAZ Rolls-Royce

The Contaz azimuth thruster range with contra-rotating propellers is specifically designed for merchant vessels and offers improved propulsion efficiencies of around 10-15% over conventional azimuth thrusters. The...

Berg Propulsion BCP
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) BCP Berg Propulsion

The BERG Controllable Pitch Propeller is developed for heavy-duty applications with a pitch setting hydraulic servo cylinder in the hub. The hub lubrication system is a unique oil circulating system...

Berg Propulsion BTT
Bow thruster for ships (tunnel type, variable pitch propeller) BTT Berg Propulsion

Berg Transverse Thruster system - type BTT is a controllable pitch propeller normally used for constant shaft speed. The propeller unit and the gear housing can be removed from the tunnel when installed...

2 products Schottel
video Schottel SCP CP
Variable pitch propeller for ships (4 blades, adjustable) SCP CP Schottel

SCHOTTEL Controllable Pitch Propellers (SCP) are the appropriate solution when highest propulsive efficiency for changing speed or load are required and...

Double propeller thruster for ship STP SERIES Schottel

The SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller (SRP) has been setting standards in the field of steerable propulsion...

Schaffran Propeller + Service
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) Schaffran Propeller + Service

Fixed pitch propellers (FPP) by SCHAFFRAN are successfully operated for many decades on various ship types like motor yachts, naval ships patrol boats, governmental vessels, offshore supply vessels, special...

Schaffran Propeller + Service
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Schaffran Propeller + Service

For over three decades various ship types have been equipped with SCHAFFRAN hydraulically operated controllable pitch propellers (CPP) and shaft installations and are operated successfully. Through distinct...

Schaffran Propeller + Service
Propeller for yachts and ships (custom-made) Schaffran Propeller + Service

SCHAFFRAN is designing and building ship shaft installations with fixed- and controllable pitch propellers for many decades. As our other products they are operated successfully all over the world on...

Propeller for ships Open VETH PROPULSION

If you are looking for an affordable standard solution, we recommend an open propeller. An open propeller is particularly suitable...

Azimuth thruster for ships : Z-drive (twin counter-rotating propellers) HYBRID VETH PROPULSION

The Veth Hybrid Drive has two different drives: Diesel-direct en Diesel/LNG electric. Both propulsion systems can be used within their optimum yield curves and the asynchronous electric motor can also...

Propeller nozzle for ships VETH PROPULSION

When high thrust at low speeds is very important, a nozzle is the best solution for you. With the lifting action of the nozzle...

Mecklenburger Metallguss
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) Mecklenburger Metallguss

The propeller is one of a ship’s key attachments. As the critical intermediary between the power of the main engine and the water, it must push the ship across the oceans. Hereby, the required speed...

Mecklenburger Metallguss
Variable pitch propeller for ships (adjustable) Mecklenburger Metallguss

Since decades belong propeller blades and other components for ship propulsions of many different applications to MMG´s production line, such as: Controllable pitch propellers (CPP); Composite propellers; POD-drives. These...

1 products Scana Volda
Scana Volda
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Scana Volda

Scana Volda manufactures controllable pitch (CP) propellers in the power range from 500 kW to 15.000 kW, with propeller diameters from approx. 2000 mm to 7500 mm. The hydrodynamic design of the propeller...

Austral Propeller AQUAFOIL 3B & 4B
Propeller for ships AQUAFOIL 3B & 4B Austral Propeller

A modern style propeller specifically designed for commercial use. Compare its efficient...

Austral Propeller KAPLAN 3B / 4B
Kaplan propeller for ships (monobloc) KAPLAN 3B / 4B Austral Propeller

The Austral Kaplan style propeller is the major part of a complete ducted propeller system. This specially designed propeller is mounted within a venturi shaped nozzle which...

Kaplan propeller for ships (monobloc) VEEMSKEWPLAN VEEM Propellers

The VEEMSkewplan propeller is a further evolution to the highly successful VEEMKaplan propeller. The Skewplan is designed for use on trawlers, tugs and long liners. Not just a skewed Kaplan, the Skewplan...

Propeller for ships VEEMLOADSTAR VEEM Propellers

The VEEMLoadstar® design is particularly suited to work boats with open water propellers. The Loadstar is a hard working propeller providing excellent thrust and maneuverability. Incorporating flat...

Kaplan propeller for ships (monobloc) VEEMKAPLAN VEEM Propellers

The VEEMKaplan propeller series is suited to nozzle applications and is extremely popular for trawlers, tugs and other vessels requiring high towing or bollard pull thrust. The Kaplan propeller is designed...

Rice Propulsion TITAN
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) TITAN Rice Propulsion

PERFORMANCE Hard working propeller. Built to take heavy demands of tugs, workboats & heavy duty vessels. Greater thrust in a smaller diameter. HEAVY-DUTY...

Rice Propulsion NAUTILUS
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) NAUTILUS Rice Propulsion

The Nautilus propeller is one of our latest developments. Its skewed design reduces the propeller pressure pulses to minimum level, allowing the smoothest and quietest operation....

Rice Propulsion DELFIN
Propeller for ships DELFIN Rice Propulsion

PERFORMANCE Most versatile. Its refined design offers high resistance, inspired in the propeller type B-Troost. Used Worldwide on fishing, supply and workboats. Its flexibility...

Rice Propulsion KAPLAN
Propeller for ship (lateral thruster) KAPLAN Rice Propulsion

The Kaplan propeller is another example of our most advanced technology. This propeller is designed to be used with a nozzle in order to give shrimpers and workboats more thrust, by...

Rice Propulsion KA-SPEED
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) KA-SPEED Rice Propulsion

PERFORMANCE Reduced force-excitation level of the propeller. Offers excellent output improving blade stress distribution. Smooth and silent operation (better than Kaplan...

Rice Propulsion CRUCERO
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) CRUCERO Rice Propulsion

PERFORMANCE, COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY. A WAY OF LIFE AT RICE. Designed for pleasure craft and crew boats, our Crucero propeller has become one of...

1 products Servogear
Servogear SSRP
Propeller for ships SSRP Servogear

Servogear has developed it’s propeller design from medium-running to super-slow-running propellers This has been made possible by our propeller tunnel design. Advantages achieved: . Very low...

BT Marine Propellers
Propeller for yachts and ships (custom-made) BT Marine Propellers

BT Marine design and manufacture customised propellers for commercial and leisure vessels including patrol boats, luxury yachts, high speed...

BT Marine Propellers
Propeller for ships BT Marine Propellers

BT Marine manufacture standard propellers for the commercial and leisure market to consistently high standards...

BT Marine Propellers
Propeller shaft for ships BT Marine Propellers

BT Marine manufacture and supply sterngear for fully integrated propulsion systems. Propeller shafts are built to ISO standards on CNC machinery in Metric and Imperial options for both...

1 products Tevo Oy
Tevo Oy
Propeller for ships Tevo Oy

TEVO manufactures and services propellers for ships and naval vehicles in Turenki which...

Van Voorden Gieterij
Propeller for ships Van Voorden Gieterij

Van Voorden propellers are known in the maritime world for their high efficiency, low noise levels and excellent material quality. Design and production The propellers of Royal Van Voorden Castings...

Van Voorden Gieterij   7-BLADE
Propeller for ships 7-BLADE Van Voorden Gieterij

A good example of the combination of the design system and pitch process is the development...

Van Voorden Gieterij
Propeller for ships (high speed, custom-made) Van Voorden Gieterij

For the high standards of owners and boat divers of these type of ships, a low noise and...

Van Voorden Gieterij
Propeller for ship (lateral thruster) Van Voorden Gieterij

Royal Van Voorden Castings supplies propellers and nozzles to most of the thruster manufactures. These thruster units...

Van Voorden Gieterij
Propeller nozzle for ships Van Voorden Gieterij

Optimised propulsion power in inland shipping starts of course with an optimised propeller and nozzle. As you may know, Van Voorden...

Van Voorden Gieterij   Ø 4000MM
Propeller nozzle for ships Ø 4000MM Van Voorden Gieterij

The Van Voorden Superior® nozzle is extremely suitable in the following sectors: Inland shipping Fishery Tug and push boats A nozzle produces the greatest gain in thrust at relatively...

Blokland Non Ferro
Propeller for ships Blokland Non Ferro

Blokland Non Ferro BV calculates, advises and supplies the optimal propeller...

3 products Finnoy
Variable pitch propeller for ships (adjustable) Finnoy

CP Propeller The CP Propellers are manufactured from 1000 mm to 5000 mm in diameter. They are delivered with 3, 4 or 5 blades. The propeller hub and blades are manufactured in Ni.Al.-bronze. They can...

Skewed propeller for ships (monobloc) Finnoy

Propeller Design All ships have individual needs. Speed is important for some ships. Towing pull is more important...

Control panel for with control handle Finnoy

Electronic remote control for control of gearboxes and cp-propeller systems. Remote control systems of all types can be supplied, as a single panel for control of pitch and rpm to larger...

The Stone Marine Group
Propeller for ships (custom-made) The Stone Marine Group

Fixed Pitch Propeller design and manufacture all sizes for Merchant & Military Sterngear / Shaftline...

The Stone Marine Group
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) The Stone Marine Group

Propeller and shaftline packages, design and manufacture Fixed pitch propeller design and manufacture, up to 4 metres diameter...

The Stone Marine Group BRUNTONS
Fixed pitch propeller for ships (custom-made) BRUNTONS The Stone Marine Group

Fixed pitch propeller design and manufacture Sterngear / Shaftline design and manufacture...

The Stone Marine Group
Mechanical seal for shaft The Stone Marine Group

Marine sealing systems of all sizes,...

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