The electric thruster is the most common used in pleasure boats, it is easy to install and we can deliver from a wide range of thrusters suitable for boats from 5 to 27 meters in length.
Thrust effect is given in kgf - that means kilo per. foot force. Force is the only correct way to indicate the effect, it is often seen that thruster effect is specified in the engine HK, but it makes no sense as it depends on both the tunnel diameter, propeller, gear gears etc. So the pressure in kgf is what you need .
Here at VetusOnline.com we are thruster experts, and as a service for you we can assist you in calculatiing the correct force needed at a given windspeed.
DC bow thruster - known quality
Bow thruster based on direct current of 12 or 24 volts. This type of thrusters was developed by Vetus in the early 1990s and today forms the standard for thrusters no matter the Brand. DC thrusters comes in a range from 25 kgf to 285 kgf, thus covering the range from small pleasure boat to the large yacht of 25-30 meters.
AC thruster - new thruster with variable speed
(R)Evolution from VETUS: a combination of the renowned electric bow thruster series and the quiet RimDrive. Without further ado, we proudly present the all-new BOW PRO thrusters! Fully-proportional thrusters with unlimited* run-time, in various models!
Our BOW PRO thrusters are fitted with proven induction technology. This system makes the use of carbon brushes obsolete. As a result, the bow thruster is very quiet and has indefinite* run-time! The (AC) induction motor is controlled by the VETUS MCV motor controller. This in-house-engineered motor controller can handle both 12V, 24V and AC motors, making the new bow thruster suitable for almost all boats!
The BOW PRO thruster is controlled by a proprietary CANBUS protocol. There are two different panels available for this thruster; one fully-proportional basic panel and one fully-proportional panel with lock-function. This allows the boat to be moored without the use of ropes. Letting passengers board your vessel have never been this easy! Evolution is to continue on a set of good properties, so there are similarities with its predecessors: remained are the very silent propeller blades and the streamlined tailpiece. Retrofitting a BOW PRO thruster therefore is a piece of cake as the new motor is interchangeable with the tailpiece and flange of our thruster range.