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‘Extended runtime’ from Vetus

SCHIEDAM _ Vetus BV introduced electric bow and stern thrusters to the recreational marine market more than 30 years ago. Today, it takes a big step launching motors that can develop the same thrust force at a fraction of the heat buildup! “Extended runtime thrusters” can be run for up to 10 minutes with no overheating, says the Dutch maker of marine engines, generators and technical equipment.

 Vetus says the easy to install units have been tested by “our network in the marine industry, consumers, builders and leading component suppliers … leaving no doubt that the new standard for joystick docking thrusters has been set.” The extended runtime thrusters come with a new line of high-quality aluminum control panels which are interchangeable with current panels.

Increased runtime engines fill a need with the increase in sales of integrated joystick systems and “the realization even twin engine vector systems can benefit from thruster assistance,” says Vetus. It sees benefits for the rental market which deals with inexperienced boaters as well as commercial vessels. The new thrusters come in 4 versions generating a continuous runtime of 7 to 10 minutes.

In extended runtime engines, a single prop allows for simpler gear trains, less prop mass, easier maintenance and low spare part costs. The blade design minimizes cavitation noise. The strong synthetic propeller cuts weight which lets the thrusters come to full power in opposite directions quickly with minimal gearbox stress.

All VETUS maneuvering systems meet the EMC requirements. The extended runtime thrusters are only available in 24 V. All VETUS boat equipment products come with a 3 year warranty.

www.vetus.com / www.dutchyachtbuilding.com


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