bow thruster / for ships / tunnel type
TCT Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.



  • Type:


  • Application domain:

    for ships

  • Other characteristics:

    tunnel type

  • Thrust:

    Min.: 17.7 kN

    Max.: 451 kN

  • Power:

    Min.: 115 kW (156.4 hp)

    Max.: 3,050 kW (4,146.8 hp)


The controllable pitch propeller-type Model TCT is a high-performance tunnel-type thruster. It provides good maneuverability because the direction and scale of thrust can be changed by controlling the blade angle of the propeller.

Use of forward-skew blades minimizes cavitation and as a result, low vibration and low noise are achieved.
The Model TCT, which is slightly smaller than the Model TC, can generate the same level of thrust. As a result, the Model TCT can be mounted closer to the bow so a greater rotation moment is applied to the vessel, which significantly improves the maneuverability.
Oil management on the ship is easy, since the same type of oil is used. The load fluctuation is reduced by use of a high-precision gear that increases reliability.

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