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As leaders in marine propulsion innovation, Cummins is proud to introduce Zeus®, the world’s most advanced marine propulsion system. The result of 15 years of research and testing, Zeus pod propulsion delivers a whole new level of performance, fuel efficiency, protection and vessel control. With SmartCraft innovation throughout, Zeus provides a seamless approach to propulsion technology, marine electronics, and on-board information management that makes boating safer and more enjoyable than ever.
Zeus offers dramatically improved high-speed handling and delivers up to:
30% improved fuel economy
15% faster cruise speed
15% faster top speed
Learn more about Zeus in our video embedded at the bottom of this page.
Zeus PodDocking Without Fear
Never worry again about wind and current when you approach the dock. Our advanced joystick control system is incredibly intuitive and can be operated with a single turn of the wrist. One hand controls it all, from sideways tracking, to spinning on a dime, to precise speed control. Whether at the dock or backing down on a blue marlin, the total authority and maneuverability is simply unmatched.
Zeus features rear-facing propellers and a tunnel-mounted design that protects the pod drive from underwater debris. Most floating objects will be deflected downward by the keel and skeg, away from the propellers. Should the unit come into contact with a substantial object, the skeg is designed to shear below the torpedo, minimizing damage to the drive and costly repair bills.