The Vetus Bow Thruster 55kgf 3kW 4hp 24v is arguably the most popular Bow Thruster for Yachts and Powerboats up to 12.5 m (42 ft). Manufactured using the highest quality materials to give high power and long service life. The Vetus 55Kgf unit is one of the few thrusters for this class of vessel with a 150mm diameter tunnel -making it much easier to fit than competitors with standard 185mm units.
Key benefits of a Vetus Bow Thruster are :
- High quality, high output 24 DC motor.
- Bronze streamlined lower leg.
- Single 6 Blade propeller – specially designed with MARIN to give 9% more thrust – equal in both directions with less cavitation and less tunnel noise.
- Flexible drive coupling – no shear pin.
- Multi-Station control options with simple wiring.
- World-Wide reputation.
Thrusters : Bow Thrusters : Electric Thrusters : BOW5524D
Thrusters can take the stress out of docking by giving you sideways control of the movement and position of the bow and the stern of your boat. They work by rotating a propeller in a submerged tunnel or a housing mounted athwartships and located near the bow and/or the stern. A control panel allows you to push the bow and/or stern sideways, to resist the force of a crosswind and cross-current, while you are manoeuvring in close quarters.
Vetus Bow Thruster 55kgf 3kW Technical Data
|Thrust :||55 Kgf|
|Power kW (hp) :||3 (4)|
|Reversible DC Motor :||yes|
|Tunnel Internal Diameter :||150 mm|
|Weight (Excluding Tunnel) :||20 Kg|
|Current Consumption :||200 Amps|
|Operating Time (max/hr) :||4 minutes|
|Main Fuse (‘Slow Blow’) :||125 Amps|
|Battery Cables (m/mm²) :||0-11/35|