Azimuth thruster Stern
sternbuilt-infor boats

azimuth thruster
azimuth thruster
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azimuth, stern
Application domain
for boats
Other characteristics
fixed-pitch propeller

Min.: 180 kW
(244.7 hp)

Max.: 1,200 kW
(1,631.5 hp)


Flexible in use, easy installation at the stern of the vessel Azimuth Thrusters combine propulsion and steering in one propulsion package. Offering steerable thrust in all directions, ZF Azimuth Thrusters allow unmatched maneuverability for all types of ships in commercial applications. The Azimuth thruster is mounted at the stern of the vessel. The propulsion concept can be found in pusher tugs, work barges, crane pontoons as well as split hopper barges and many more applications. The thruster can be delivered in a performance range of 180 – 1200 kW. Advantages Compact and solid design Full thrust throughout 360° steering function Ease of serviceability Ease of installation against the stern of the vessel Thruster can swing out of the water for easy propeller inspection Optional depth adjustment available Possibility to operate the thruster with biodegradable lubrication oil Optional with Condition Monitoring System Function All ZF Azimuth Thrusters are developed and produced in-house and thus, can be customized according to the customer’s wishes. L- or Z-drive Mounted against the stern of the vessel Can be delivered complete with skid for diesel engine Control system ThrusterCommand is integral part of the propulsion system Depth adjustment of the propeller can be controlled for various water depths Swing out functionality for maintenance of thruster in afloat condition either with external crane or hydraulic cylinder Stem length can be chosen to best suit the vessel design Cooling Sea water Fresh water Drive options Diesel engine, using upper gearbox and clutch (Z-drive) Electric motor, both horizontal (Z-drive) and vertical (L-drive) Hydraulic motor (L-drive)


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