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bow thruster / stern / for boats / hydraulic
bow thruster
Vertical

Thrust: 156.9 daN - 735.5 daN
Power: 8 kW - 56 kW

... mooring ‘stern to’. Lewmar Custom Thrusters can help provide additional control just when you need it, at the touch of a button or the move of a joystick. ■ Suitable for vessels up to 164ft (50m) ■ When not in use, ...

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Lewmar
bow thruster / for boats / hydraulic / retractable
bow thruster
Swing

Thrust: 800 daN - 1000 daN
Power: 56, 45 kW

... standard tunnel Thruster ■ Bronze or Aluminium hub ■ Manual override Extended 500 Swing Retracting Hydraulic Thruster ■ Features all the benefits of the Swing Retracting Hydraulic Thruster ■ ...

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Lewmar
bow thruster / for yachts / hydraulic / tunnel type
bow thruster
59XXXX series

Thrust: 117.6 daN - 294.2 daN
Power: 7 kW - 22.5 kW

... the hydraulic versions of the TT Thrusters are the ideal solution. ■ Enable significant flexibility of vessel movement ■ Increased thrust in comparison to equivalent Electric TT Thruster ■ Hydraulic ...

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Lewmar
bow thruster / for boats / electric / tunnel type
bow thruster
110TT

Thrust: 27.5 daN
Power: 1.5 kW

No reservoir to install, no leaks and no maintenance High performance 5 blade propellers give equal thrust in both directions High integrity seal Spline driven propeller, no drive pin required Black box electronics ...

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Lewmar
stern thruster / bow / for boats / electric
stern thruster
140TT

Thrust: 36.3, 41.2 daN
Power: 2.2, 2 kW

No reservoir to install, no leaks and no maintenance High performance 5 blade propellers give equal thrust in both directions High integrity seal Spline driven propeller, no drive pin required Black box electronics ...

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Lewmar
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BOW2512D

Thrust: 250 N
Power: 1.5 kW

VETUS bow thruster with 25 kgf thrust force, suitable for boats from 5,5 to 8,5 metres in length. 12 Volt DC version.

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VETUS
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BOW3512D

Thrust: 350 N
Power: 1.5 kW

VETUS bow thruster with 35 kgf thrust force, suitable for boats from 6,5 to 10 metres in length. 12 Volt DC version.

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VETUS
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BOW4512D

Thrust: 450 N
Power: 3 kW

VETUS bow thruster with 45 kgf thrust force, suitable for boats from 7,5 to 11,5 metres in length. 12 Volt version.

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VETUS
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BOW5512D

Thrust: 550 N
Power: 3 kW

VETUS bow thruster with 55 kgf thrust force, suitable for boats from 8,5 to 12,5 metres in length. 12 Volt DC version.

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VETUS
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BOW5524D

Thrust: 600 N
Power: 3 kW

VETUS bow thruster with 55 kgf thrust force, suitable for boats from 8,5 to 12,5 metres in length. 24 Volt version.

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VETUS
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BT55N/12 (55KGF 12V)

Thrust: 54 daN

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Twin Disc
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BT55N/24 (55KGF 24V)

Thrust: 54 daN

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Twin Disc
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BT85N/12 (85KGF 12V)

Thrust: 83.4 daN

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Twin Disc
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BT85N/24 (85KGF 24V)

Thrust: 83.4 daN

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Twin Disc
bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster
BT35N/12 (35KGF 12V)

Thrust: 34.3 daN

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Twin Disc
azimuth thruster / for boats / controllable-pitch propeller
azimuth thruster

Power: 600 kW - 900 kW

State of the Art CPP Design Focused on Easy Maintenance Optimised Propeller Blade Design Proven Jastram Quality Input Power from 600kW to 900kW

bow thruster / for ships / electric / fixed-pitch propeller
bow thruster
Transverse

Thrust: 10 kN - 232 kN
Power: 50 kW - 1650 kW

Jastram have been developing and producing transverse thrusters since 1950. Reliable gears, worldwide service, direct contact to our service department and detailed archived data for each delivered system are well accepted ...

ship thruster / low-noise
ship thruster

Power: 50 kW - 1650 kW

... from Jastram meet the international mega-yacht industry's demand for the ultimate comfort. Active and passive low-noise thrusters from Jastram offer sophisticated technologies for silent manoeuvring in ports and during ...

rudder thruster / for ships
rudder thruster

Power: 130 kW - 450 kW

The new design of the Jastram rudder propellers RP230 and RP380 is based on 40 years of design and engineering experience. The proven high quality, dependability and robustness have been enhanced by the improvement of several technical ...

azimuth thruster / bow / for ships / built-in
azimuth thruster
Grid

Thrust: 6 kN - 90 kN
Power: 116 kW - 825 kW

... with a high volume at a low pressure. With the solid Jastram thruster gear, the water is pumped through the 360° rotating steering grid. Turning the grid by up to 180° in 8 seconds, the thruster provides ...

bow thruster / for ships / electric
bow thruster
YMV-BWT/HE-C

Power: 22 kW - 1000 kW

Main properties: -Tunnel thrusters with fixed pitch propeller available for bow or stern applications. -Electric or hydraulic driven -Maximum power (kW): 30 to 450 -Propeller diameter (mm): 400 to 1400 -Nominal input ...

bow thruster / stern / for yachts / for ships
bow thruster
YMV-BT/E

Thrust: 2 kN - 63 kN
Power: 22 kW - 450 kW

YMV designs and manufactures tailor made bow thruster, stern thruster for ships, yachts and boats. YMV Tunnel thrusters support the mooring or harbour operations of merchant cargo vessels. ...

bow thruster / stern / for yachts / electric
bow thruster
DUALIS ELECTRA series

Thrust: 280 kgf - 3150 kgf
Power: 18 kW - 195 kW

EASY, SILENT, COMPACT Dualis Electra is the electrical Thruster developed by CMC Marine, the answer to a market which is increasingly demanding for electric thrusters with a high thrust/power ratio, and ...

bow thruster / for yachts / electric / low-noise
bow thruster
DUALIS THRUSTER HYDRO

Thrust: 700, 470, 830, 560, 300 kgf
Power: 52, 44, 30, 20, 37 kW

HIGH RELIABILITY FROM 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CMC’s Dualis Hydro bow thrusters all feature dual counter-rotating propellers and are suitable for a wide range of uses with available power from 18 to 130 kW. They can be ...

bow thruster / for ships / hydraulic / electric
bow thruster
BP series

Thrust: 13, 36, 7.2 kN
Power: 300, 185, 85 ch

ERC Bow Thruster supplies pushing power at both starboard and portside directions to ensure maximum your boat manoeuvrability. ERC Bow Thruster will effectively run with diesel engines, hydraulic engines ...

ROV thruster / DC
ROV thruster
DWT6537 750W Thruster

Power: 750 W

... 750W Thruster - Lightweight Design - Integral Drive Electronics - Magnetically Coupled Brushless DC Motor - Various Connector & Voltage Options - Depth Rating: 750 m DWTEK has developed the DWT6500 series of ...

ROV thruster / DC
ROV thruster
DWT6532 500W Thruster

Your New Choice! DWT6500 Series - DWT6532 500W Thruster - Lightweight Design - Integral Drive Electronics - Various Connectors & Voltage Options - Magnetically Coupled Brushless DC Motor - Depth Rating: 750 ...

ROV thruster / DC
ROV thruster
DWT6545 1,200W Thruster

Your New Choice! DWT6500 Series - DWT6545 1,200W Thruster - Lightweight Design - Integral Drive Electronics - Various Connectors & Voltage Options - Magnetically Coupled Brushless DC Motor - Depth Rating: 750 ...

stern thruster / for boats
stern thruster
QA 400 E

Thrust: 70 daN
Power: 5 kW

Description: ​ Mounting only 80 mm below the waterline with only four screws Power supply through a hole of only 60 mm in the ship's hull Housing is made of solid aluminum, laminated and coated with antifouling Electric motor in ...

bow thruster / for ships / electric / hydraulic
bow thruster
20 -> 1300 KW

Power: 20 kW - 1300 kW

... developed bow thrusters for pleasure craft and commercial craft markets. The existing performance range is from 20kW - 1300kW with fixed Kaplan type propellers running in steel, aluminium or FRP tunnel structures for ...

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Best Propulsion BV
azimuth thruster / for ships / retractable / Z-drive
azimuth thruster
20 -> 1000 KW

Power: 20 kW - 1000 kW

The ten thruster sizes in the retractable range cover powers from 20 – 1000 kW and use components from the GME standard thruster range. They are designed to retract into the hull when not in use and reduce ...

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Best Propulsion BV
azimuth thruster / for ships / hydraulic / Z-drive
azimuth thruster
150 -> 1000 KW

Power: 150 kW - 1000 kW

The standard GME range of Azimuth thrusters are heavy duty, 360 degrees steerable and consists of nine thrusters sizes with a power range of 150 1000 kW. All marine classifications are applicable on ...

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Best Propulsion BV
azimuth thruster / for ships / electric / diesel engine
azimuth thruster
SHALLOW DRAUGHT

Power: 100 kW - 850 kW

SHALLOW DRAUGHT THRUSTER Shallow Draught Thrusters are designed for special applications and functions where water depth is limited and traditional propulsion systems cannot be deployed. These shallow ...

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Best Propulsion BV
azimuth thruster / for barges / electric / external
azimuth thruster
DAT

Power: 150 kW - 550 kW

DAT (DECK MOUNTED AZIMUTH THRUSTER) We have designed our Deck Mounted Azimuth Thruster especially for vessels that require deck or firm mounted propulsion systems. Our Deck Mounted Rotatable Electric ...

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Best Propulsion BV
bow thruster / stern / for boats / hydraulic
bow thruster

Power: 7.3 kW - 150 kW

SIDER BOW AND STERN THRUSTERS The Hydrosta bow thruster range is made up of high-quality products. The line includes hydraulically driven bow thrusters and bow thrusters ...

bow thruster / for boats / hydraulic / retractable
bow thruster

Power: 7.5 kW - 110 kW

... retractable (Swing) variant. Swing bow & stern thrusters are used on sailing boats for which the skin of the boat should be closed when the unit is not in use. While the yacht is manoeuvring, the bow and stern thrusters ...

bow thruster / for boats / electric
bow thruster

Power: 5 kW

This is a 5kW [7hp] electronic bowthruster, 400VAC.

azimuth thruster / for ships / electric / L-drive
azimuth thruster
Azipull PM

Power: 600 kW - 5000 kW

... 150, so that this azimuth thruster series will in due course span a power range from 900kW to 5,000kW. They will cover the speed range up to 24 knots. Key Features Highly efficient pulling thruster Space ...

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Rolls-Royce
bow thruster / for ships / hydraulic / tunnel type
bow thruster
Standard

Power: 260 kW - 3700 kW

... of tunnel thrusters are fitted to a wide range of vessels operating in all corners of the world. The tunnel thruster is designed for giving maximum side force to the ship in manoeuvring condition. The ...

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Rolls-Royce
bow thruster / for boats / DC
bow thruster
BTQ 140

Thrust: 392.5, 294.2 N
Power: 2.2, 1.5 kW

BTQ 140 - Single propeller Single propeller made in sturdy composite material. Recommended boat length from 6-7 m (20-23 ft) Solenoids protection carter in sturdy composite material Gearbox in bronze Zinc anode independent ...

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Quick
bow thruster / for boats / AC / twin counter-rotating propellers
bow thruster
BTAC 513

Thrust: 9806.7 N
Power: 75 kW

Double propellers made in NIBRAL. Recommended boat length from 32-48 m (105-155 ft). Gearbox in bronze. Zinc anode independent from the gearbox and hence easy replaceable. Equipped with elastic coupling.

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Quick
rudder thruster / for ships
rudder thruster
SRP series

Power: 190 kW - 4500.4 kW

The SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller is recognized worldwide as the classic marine propulsion system. Developed and built in 1950 by Josef Becker, founder of the present-day SCHOTTEL Group, it quickly conquered the world of modern shipbuilding. ...

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Schottel
azimuth thruster / for ships / hydraulic
azimuth thruster
SRP LSU series

Power: 2800, 4600, 5500 kW

... design for offshore vessels and rigs of all kinds. It minimises any thruster interaction with an optional tilted propeller shaft. The hydrodynamically optimized structure of the thruster leads to a high ...

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Schottel
azimuth thruster / for ships
azimuth thruster

Caterpillar Marine has a century of experience designing engines and propellers. And we’ve spent much of that time getting to know the challenges tug operators face on a daily basis. Now we’ve put all that together to create an optimized ...

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Berg Propulsion
azimuth thruster / for ships / electric / hydraulic
azimuth thruster
MTA

Power: 500 kW - 3400 kW

... service, and ultra-efficient, a Cat® Azimuth Thruster is designed to give you unparalleled flexibility and performance. Steerable with a custom-made controllable or fixed pitch propeller, Cat Azimuth Thrusters ...

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Berg Propulsion
fixed thruster / ROV / for AUVs
fixed thruster

Thrust: 47.1 N
Power: 200 W

... efficient brushless thrusters deliver unparalleled performance and reliability. In order to provide the optimal blend of power and control, the VideoRay Pro 4's thrusters incorporate the following features: - ...

azimuth thruster / for ships / electric
azimuth thruster
Azipod® XL

Power: 500 kW - 17500 kW

Azipod XL is a high efficiency propulsion unit suitable for high power ships. Compared to Azipod XO the efficiency is improved by installing to the pulling Azipod propulsion unit a special nozzle module including stator blades to straighten ...

bow thruster / for ships / hydraulic / tunnel type
bow thruster

Power: 400 kW - 3550 kW

... vessels types. In auxiliary applications, transverse thrusters support the mooring or harbour operations of merchant cargo vessels. When applied in Dynamic Positioning systems, transverse thrusters extend ...

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Wärtsilä Corporation
azimuth thruster / for ships / hydraulic / L-drive
azimuth thruster

Power: 2435 kW - 6500 kW

The Wärtsilä underwater mountable thrusters with designation WST-U are part of a series that comes with several added features, such as an increased power range, an 8° tilted propeller gearbox, and the Wärtsilä Thruster ...

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Wärtsilä Corporation
azimuth thruster / for ships / Z-drive
azimuth thruster
FPP series

... with Super Maneuverability in all harbors & Oceans 50 years-long experience since first Z-PELLER* production, the azimuth thrusters have continuously progressed with world economic growth under own technology and lots ...

azimuth thruster / for ships / Z-drive
azimuth thruster
CPP series

... with Super Maneuverability in all harbors & Oceans 50 years-long experience since first Z-PELLER* production, the azimuth thrusters have continuously progressed with world economic growth under own technology and lots ...

fixed thruster / ROV / for AUVs / electric
fixed thruster

Thrust: 2 daN

SeaBotix thrusters have become the number one choice in AUV/ROV projects including schools, universities and corporations.

How to choose this product

thruster

A bow or stern thruster is a motor facilitating the lateral movement a boat or a ship while maneuvering in port.

Applications

These devices can constitute an important aid to maneuvering either sailboats or powerboats longer than about 12 meters. Azimuth pod units and similar systems are often found on large ships. Thrusters are also useful on boats with propellers of significant pitch or with top hamper likely to hinder maneuvering in port.

Technologies

Thrusters can be mounted in a tunnel that traverses the hull or in a retractable pod which drops vertically from the vessel's bottom when in use. The latter system maintains the hull's hydrodynamic qualities when the thruster is retracted, while the tunnel causes turbulence.

This section also includes other auxiliary propulsion including kites and hybrid systems.

How to choose

Choice will depend on motor type, hydraulic or electric, as a function of vessel configuration and equipment. Large ships usually use an internal combustion engine. Thruster location is another factor: bow, stern or both. Vessel displacement and top hamper will determine minimum power needs.

Advantages

- Excellent torque compared to pod drives

Disadvantages

- Heavy
- High energy consumption
- Tunnels create turbulence