Bow thruster / retractable / super-yacht
Hydromar Marine Equipment B.V.
Hydromar supplies three types of bowthrusters - fixed, vertically retractable and pivoting – and each can also be used as a sternthruster. They are made in bronze or aluminium alloy, depending on the hull material of the yacht.
For motor and sailyachts from 12 to 60 metres
Suitable for steel, aluminium and composite yachts
Realised in accordance with Lloyds’ regulations
For small capacities up to 35kW we supply a bowthruster containing a hydraulic motor in a watertight casing pod within the thruster tube. It is particularly well-suited to smaller inland waterways. For larger capacities and professional use, we supply a tailpiece with gear transmission plus a single propeller or a double (counter rotating) propeller set (up to 135kW).
The ideal solution for sailyachts is the retractable bowthruster as it reduces resistance when underway. Offering a capacity up to 110 kW, it can be rotated 90 degrees and therefore also serves as emergency propulsion.
Unlike vertically retractable bowthrusters, this thruster is suitable for locations with a limited depth. Equipped with a capacity of 11 to 110 kW, this pivoting model is often used as a sternthruster.