Powerful, reliable, flexible – the SCHOTTEL Retractable RudderPropeller is the retractable version of the proven SCHOTTEL RudderPropeller. When retracted, the SRP-R functions as a fully 360-degree steerable propulsion unit. It combines maximum manoeuvrability, high propulsion power and precise dynamic positioning. The retractable thruster can also be equipped with an eight degrees inclined propeller shaft. This reduces the interactions between the propulsion units as well as between the units and the hull, resulting in even more propulsion efficiency.
AT A GLANCE
SCHOTTEL-exclusive features such as HTG, high-performance nozzles, ProAnode or LeaCon
Enhanced drive efficiency with 98-degree gearbox variant
Flexible: Adaptation to different operation profiles
SRP-RT available as combined retractable tunnel unit
Can be used as take-home system
Based on successful SCHOTTEL RudderPropeller technology
CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROVEN SRP
The SRP is subject to continuous development to ensure that the latest technology is always available. Today, the rudder propeller is available in numerous variants covering a wide range of power sources or installation options. This great variety makes the SCHOTTEL RudderPropeller extremely versatile and able to meet special requirements.
Developed and built in 1950 by Josef Becker, the founder of today’s SCHOTTEL Group, he quickly gained a foothold in the world of modern shipbuilding. The main distinguishing feature of the SRP is the combination of propulsion unit and azimuth steering. This makes a rudder superfluous and converts engine power into maximum thrust.