Conventional rudders are placed behind the propeller with the rudder cross section arranged symmetrically about the vertical rudder centre plane. However, this arrangement does not consider the fact that the propeller induces a strong rotational...
The TIMON high lift flap rudder has a slide-bar flap linkage mechanism and is the perfect solution if you require excellent manoeuvring performance.
The rudder profile is based on the well-known HSVA and NACA profiles and is very suitable for medium-speed and fast vessels requiring a high manoeuvring performance....
The Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudder is an ultra-reliable conventional rudder which ensures superb course-keeping on long ocean crossings. Its proven hydrodynamic profile can be adapted to suit specific vessel requirements, such as when noise levels...
Due to the rotation of the slipstream, conventional rudders constantly operate in an apparent angle of attack. In addition to increasing drag, this also results in cavitation on the rudder blade.
Van der Velden Marine Systems now offers Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART™ Technology) which has been specially developed to improve propeller...
The BARKE® rudder ensures the ultimate in manoeuvring and course-keeping. Its highly sophisticated flap design also provides maximum operational comfort.
The BARKE® rudder is the best solution for those looking to invest in both today and tomorrow. The progressively operating flap linkage system is contained...
Characterised by its trailing edge in the shape of a fishtail, the Van der Velden® MASTER rudder offers a very good manoeuvring performance, long lifespan and low maintenance. The MASTER rudder has no moving parts and the trailing...
How to choose this product
The ships rudder is an assembly of elements allowing the vessel to be steered. It is mounted aft of the propeller, but is controlled from the bridge.
The rudder pivots to alter the direction of the ship while sailing or maneuvering.
The rudder comprises a series of parts allowing it to pivot, though the term often is used to designate the rudder blade, alone. Usually, the rudder is mounted aft of the propeller. Thus, the propeller's wake flows over the rudder blade. In order for the ship to be controlled effectively, water flow over the rudder must reach a minimum speed, known as steerage way.
How to choose
Rudder blades have many different shapes. Each reacts differently to the water flowing over it. Rudder size should be appropriate for the size of the ship.
- Ineffective at extremely low speeds