bow thruster / for boats / electric / tunnel type
9.5 kW (12.9 hp)
VETUS RIMDRIVE THRUSTER RD160
The new VETUS rimdrive is an exciting and innovative development in bow thruster design.
In contrast with conventional thrusters, the electric motor does not take up valuable space inside the boat. Instead, the propeller forms the rotating part of the electric motor (rotor) and the fixed winding (stator) is mounted in the tunnel. This results in a very compact and self contained thruster.
Due to careful design of the propeller blades and the ring which encloses them, this new rimdrive is virtually cavitation free and consequently, virtually silent. The familiar turbulence experienced with conventional thrusters is absent and only a gentle murmur can be heard when in operation.
The VETUS rimdrive features proportional control as standard. This means that the correct amount of thrust is always available to the helmsman, in order to cope with different manoeuvres and wind conditions.
Furthermore, the rimdrive offers unlimited working time, with the only limitation being the capacity of the battery bank. With the innovative tunnel within a tunnel design, the propeller can be easily exchanged wiihout having to dismantle the entire rimdrive.
virtually silent operation