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Maritime Propulsion

November 19, 2019

VETUS Introduces New Thursters

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The VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Series has been expanded with two new larger VETUS BOW PRO Boosted thruster models – the BOWB180 and BOWB210

VETUS is expanding its BOW PRO thruster portfolio, its range combining the latest thruster motor technology with an advanced motor controller  for near silent operation and precision proportional control.

Featuring all the technical advantages of the BOW PRO series, the VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Series has been expanded with two new larger VETUS BOW PRO Boosted thruster models – the BOWB180 and BOWB210.

The third connection on the motor leads the current to an internal charger, stepping up the voltage from 12 volt to 24 volt or 48 volt. This allows a 12V or 24V charging source, such as the propulsion engine alternator, to charge a 24V or 48V battery bank. The thruster battery bank will be charged any time the thruster is not being used. The latest BOW PRO thrusters models are energy efficient and have longer runtime, utilizing features such as heading hold or position keeping.

VETUS is also highlighting its GRP tunnel kits to convert a BOW PRO to a STERN PRO thruster, enabling easy maneuvering and effective countering of the wind and current.

Suitable for most transoms and available in tunnel diameters from 125mm to 400mm to cover the entire BOW PRO range, the kit is easily installed as the actual thruster motor and electric components are fitted internally to the transom of the boat, while the tunnel and propeller are installed externally on the transom.

An extension kit is available if the openings of the stern thruster are too close to the waterline.

The most powerful VETUS thruster in a 250mm tunnel, the new BOW18024D is a bow thruster providing 180 kgf on a 24V power supply.

An evolution of the C version, the thruster features the newest innovations such as temperature sensor and low noise 6-blade propeller. The BOW18024D also has a dramatically improved runtime.

With a similar flange to other models in the range, the motor can be rotated in increments of 90° for easy accessibility.


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