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Vetus Bow & Stern Thruster




A bow thruster delivers a side directional thrust force. In order to ensure the best performance under all sorts of weather and water conditions, the bow thruster should be able to provide a thrust force which is suitable, or rather: sufficient, for the boat in which it has been installed. The applied moment of the thrust force - which means to say: the position of the tunnel in the bow - is of prime importance for the bow thruster's efficiency. The further forward the bow thruster is positioned, the greater will be the efficiency.





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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW12512D 276 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW16024D 352 Lb, 24V, 7Kw, 9.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW12512D 276 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 5,599.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW16024D 352 Lb, 24V, 7Kw, 9.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 7,589.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW22024D 488 Lb, 24V, 11Kw, 15HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW2512D 55 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW22024D 488 Lb, 24V, 11Kw, 15HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 10,895.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW2512D 55 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 2,599.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW28458D 627 Lb, 48V, 16Kw, 21.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW3512D 77 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW28458D 627 Lb, 48V, 16Kw, 21.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 13,589.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW3512D 77 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW4512D 99 Lb, 4 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW5512D 121 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW4512D 99 Lb, 4 HP, 12V with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 2,799.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW5512D 121 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW6012D 132 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW7512D 165 Lb, 4.4Kw, 6HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW6012D 132 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 3,599.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW7512D 165 Lb, 4.4Kw, 6HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 3,999.00
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Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW9512D 210 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse
VETUS Bow Thruster, 99 lb, 4 HP, 12V BOW4512D
Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster BOW9512D 210 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP with Fiberglass Tunnel, Control, Cable, Fuse

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List Price: $US 4,599.00
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VETUS Bow Thruster, 99 lb, 4 HP, 12V BOW4512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 121 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW5512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 132 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW6012D
Vetus Bow Thruster 121 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW5512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 132 Lb, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW6012D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 165 Lb, 4.4Kw, 6HP, BOW7512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 210 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW9512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 165 Lb, 4.4Kw, 6HP, BOW7512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 210 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW9512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 276 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW12512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 352 Lb, 24V, 7Kw, 9.5HP, BOW16024D
Vetus Bow Thruster 276 Lb, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW12512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 352 Lb, 24V, 7Kw, 9.5HP, BOW16024D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 488 Lb, 24V, 11Kw, 15HP, BOW22024D
Vetus Bow Thruster 55 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V, BOW2512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 488 Lb, 24V, 11Kw, 15HP, BOW22024D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 55 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V, BOW2512D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 627 Lb, 48V, 16Kw, 21.5HP, BOW28548D
Vetus Bow Thruster 77 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V, BOW3512D
Vetus Bow Thruster 627 Lb, 48V, 16Kw, 21.5HP, BOW28548D

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Vetus Bow Thruster 77 Lb, 1.5Kw, 2 HP, 12V, BOW3512D

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 121 Lb Including Hydro Motor 3.5Kw, 4HP, BOW55HMD
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 1215 Lb Including Hydro Motor, 33Kw (44 HP), BOW550HMD (Truck Freight)
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 121 Lb Including Hydro Motor 3.5Kw, 4HP, BOW55HMD

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 1215 Lb Including Hydro Motor, 33Kw (44 HP), BOW550HMD (Truck Freight)

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 200 Lb Including Hydro Motor 6.0Kw, 8HP, BOW95HMD
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 352 Lb Including Hydro Motor 9.5Kw, BOW160HMD
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 200 Lb Including Hydro Motor 6.0Kw, 8HP, BOW95HMD

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 352 Lb Including Hydro Motor 9.5Kw, BOW160HMD

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 507 Lb Including Hydro Motor 12Kw, BOW230HMD
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 662 Lb Including Hydro Motor 20 KW, 27HP, BOW310HMD
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 507 Lb Including Hydro Motor 12Kw, BOW230HMD

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 662 Lb Including Hydro Motor 20 KW, 27HP, BOW310HMD

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Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 905 Lb Including Hydro Motor 22Kw, 29HP, BOW410HM (Truck Freight)
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 1.83 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1016SD1
Vetus Hydraulic Bow Thruster 905 Lb Including Hydro Motor 22Kw, 29HP, BOW410HM (Truck Freight)

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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 1.83 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1016SD1

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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 1.83 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Right Handed HT1017SD1
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body HT1015SD2
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 1.83 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Right Handed HT1017SD1

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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body HT1015SD2

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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1016SD2
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Right Handed HT1017SD2
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1016SD2

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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 2.75 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Right Handed HT1017SD2

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 3,596.00
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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 4.57 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1022SD
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with Aluminum Body, 2.75 in3, Side Connection, Left Handed HT1016
Vetus Hydraulic Pump with 4.57 in3 with Cast Iron Body, Left Handed HT1022SD

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List Price: $US 5,628.00
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Vetus Hydraulic Pump with Aluminum Body, 2.75 in3, Side Connection, Left Handed HT1016

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 2,999.00
Our Price: $US 2,399.00

Vetus Dual step load sensing device, incl. electrical connection box HT1012
Vetus Dual step solenoid control unit 24 V, for anchor windlass HT102312
Vetus Dual step load sensing device, incl. electrical connection box HT1012

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,798.00
Our Price: $US 1,299.00

Vetus Dual step solenoid control unit 24 V, for anchor windlass HT102312

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List Price: $US 573.75
Our Price: $US 489.00

Vetus Hydraulic Tank 18.5 Gallon (70 Liters) (Excluding Control Device) HT1010
Vetus Hydraulic Tank 34.3 Gallon (130 Liters) (Excluding Control Device) HT1010BS
Vetus Hydraulic Tank 18.5 Gallon (70 Liters) (Excluding Control Device) HT1010

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List Price: $US 3,888.00
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Vetus Hydraulic Tank 34.3 Gallon (130 Liters) (Excluding Control Device) HT1010BS

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List Price: $US 5,999.00
Our Price: $US 4,399.00

Vetus Manifold for additional control units HT1026
Vetus Single step load sensing device, incl. electrical connection box HT1011
Vetus Manifold for additional control units HT1026

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,390.00
Our Price: $US 1,299.00

Vetus Single step load sensing device, incl. electrical connection box HT1011

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 826.00
Our Price: $US 689.00

Vetus Single step solenoid control unit 24 V, for anchor windlass HT102311
Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for bow & stern thrusters HT1013
Vetus Single step solenoid control unit 24 V, for anchor windlass HT102311

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 884.50
Our Price: $US 729.00

Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for bow & stern thrusters HT1013

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 301.50
Our Price: $US 289.00

Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for lowering mast or radar support HT1014
Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for power steering system or autopilot HT1019
Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for lowering mast or radar support HT1014

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,507.00
Our Price: $US 1,339.00

Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for power steering system or autopilot HT1019

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 2,246.00
Our Price: $US 1,959.00

Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for use with a set of stabilizers HT1024
Vetus Bow Thruster 121 Lbf (55 Kgf), Tube Diameter 5 29/32" , Ignition Protected, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW5512Di
Vetus Solenoid control unit 24 V, for use with a set of stabilizers HT1024

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,040.00
Our Price: $US 969.00

Vetus Bow Thruster 121 Lbf (55 Kgf), Tube Diameter 5 29/32" , Ignition Protected, 3Kw, 4HP, BOW5512Di

Brand New with Factory Warranty

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Vetus Bow Thruster 165 Lbf (75 Kgf), Tube Diameter 7 9/32" , Ignition Protected, 4.4Kw, 6HP, BOW7512Di
Vetus Bow Thruster 210 Lbf (95 Kgf), Tube Diameter 7 9/32" , Ignition Protected, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW9512Di
Vetus Bow Thruster 165 Lbf (75 Kgf), Tube Diameter 7 9/32" , Ignition Protected, 4.4Kw, 6HP, BOW7512Di

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 3,446.25Min. Ad Price: Click "Add to Cart" for Order Info
$US 3,446.25
Vetus Bow Thruster 210 Lbf (95 Kgf), Tube Diameter 7 9/32" , Ignition Protected, 5.3Kw, 7.5HP, BOW9512Di

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$US 4,376.25
Vetus Bow & Stern Thruster Panel with Two Joy-Sticks & Time Delay BPJDE2
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300AP30
Vetus Bow & Stern Thruster Panel with Two Joy-Sticks & Time Delay BPJDE2

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 542.50
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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300AP30

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 3,095.00
Our Price: $US 2,149.00

Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300A10
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300A15
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300A10

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,031.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300A15

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,547.00
Our Price: $US 1,125.00

Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP110A30
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP110A75
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP110A30

Brand New with Factory Warranty

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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP110A75

Brand New with Factory Warranty

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Our Price: $US 149.44

Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP110A10
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150A30
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP110A10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150A30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150A10
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185A30
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150A10

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List Price: $US 350.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185A30

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,499.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185A10
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250A30
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185A10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250A30

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List Price: $US 2,674.00
Our Price: $US 2,159.26

Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250A10
Vetus Bow Thruster Control Panel For Side Mounting with Toggle Switch BPSM
Vetus Bow Thruster Aluminum Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250A10

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List Price: $US 999.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Control Panel For Side Mounting with Toggle Switch BPSM

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300G30
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300G10
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300G30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300G10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300G15
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 100" Long, BP400G25
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300G15

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 1,133.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 100" Long, BP400G25

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List Price: $US 3,366.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 80" Long, BP400G20
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 120" Long, BP110G30
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 80" Long, BP400G20

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List Price: $US 2,708.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 120" Long, BP110G30

Brand New with Factory Warranty

List Price: $US 702.25
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 30" Long, BP110G75
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 40" Long, BP110G10
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 30" Long, BP110G75

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 40" Long, BP110G10

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List Price: $US 260.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150G10
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150G30
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150G10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150G30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP150G75
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP150G15
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP150G75

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP150G15

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List Price: $US 425.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185G30
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP185G75
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185G30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP185G75

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List Price: $US 265.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185G10
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP185G15
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185G10

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List Price: $US 342.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP185G15

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List Price: $US 501.75
Our Price: $US 376.13

Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 80" Long, BP185G20
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 100" Long, BP250G25
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 80" Long, BP185G20

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List Price: $US 647.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 100" Long, BP250G25

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List Price: $US 1,239.00
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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250G30
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250G10
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250G30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250G10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 60" Long, BP250G15
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 80" Long, BP250G20
Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 60" Long, BP250G15

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Vetus Bow Thruster Fiberglass Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 80" Long, BP250G20

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Vetus Bow Thruster Installation Kit For Dual Station Radio Control RCBP2
Vetus Bow Thruster Installation Kit For Single Station Radio Control RCBP
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Vetus Bow Thruster Installation Kit For Single Station Radio Control RCBP

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Vetus Bow Thruster Joy Stick Only BPJSTA
Vetus Bow Thruster Panel with Joy-Stick & Time Delay BPJE2
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Vetus Bow Thruster Panel with Joy-Stick & Time Delay BPJE2

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300S30
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300S10
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 120" Long, BP300S30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 40" Long, BP300S10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300S15
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 100" Long, BP400S25
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 11 13/16" Diameter 60" Long, BP300S15

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 100" Long, BP400S25

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 80" Long, BP400S20
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP110S30
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 15 3/4" Diameter 80" Long, BP400S20

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP110S30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP110S75
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 40" Long, BP110S10
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter 30" Long, BP110S75

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, 40" Long, BP110S10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150S30
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150S10
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP150S30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP150S10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP150S15
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185S30
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 5 29/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP150S15

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 120" Long, BP185S30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185S10
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP185S15
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 40" Long, BP185S10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 60" Long, BP185S15

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 80" Long, BP185S20
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 100" Long, BP250S25
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 7 9/32" Diameter 80" Long, BP185S20

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 100" Long, BP250S25

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250S30
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250S10
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 120" Long, BP250S30

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 40" Long, BP250S10

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 60" Long, BP250S15
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 80" Long, BP250S20
Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 60" Long, BP250S15

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Vetus Bow Thruster Steel Tube 9 7/8" Diameter 80" Long, BP250S20

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Vetus Bow Thruster Touch Panel with Time Delay BPSE2
Vetus Connection Cable Between Control Panel & Bow Thruster
Vetus Bow Thruster Touch Panel with Time Delay BPSE2

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Vetus Connection Cable Between Control Panel & Bow Thruster

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Vetus Easy Docking System For Bow/Stern Thruster, 12/24 Volt EZDOCK2
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 11 13/16" Diameter, STERN300P
Vetus Easy Docking System For Bow/Stern Thruster, 12/24 Volt EZDOCK2

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 11 13/16" Diameter, STERN300P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 15 3/4" Diameter, STERN400P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, STERN110P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 15 3/4" Diameter, STERN400P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 4 11/32" Diameter, STERN110P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 4 59/64" diameter, STERN125P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 5 29/32" Diameter, STERN150P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 4 59/64" diameter, STERN125P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 5 29/32" Diameter, STERN150P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 7 9/32" Diameter, STERN185P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 9 7/8" Diameter, STERN250P
Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 7 9/32" Diameter, STERN185P

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Vetus Fiberglass Stern Thruster Tube 9 7/8" Diameter, STERN250P

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Vetus Fuse Holder, Type C100 Including Cover, Suitable For Fuses Of 40 To 500A.
Vetus Handheld Remote Control For Bow, Stern, Windlass , Wired RECON
Vetus Fuse Holder, Type C100 Including Cover, Suitable For Fuses Of 40 To 500A.

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Vetus Handheld Remote Control For Bow, Stern, Windlass , Wired RECON

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Vetus Handheld Remote Control For Bow, Stern, Windlass, Wireless, Dual Control REMCO2
Vetus Handheld Remote Control For Bow, Stern, Windlass, Wireless, Single Control REMCO1
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Vetus Handheld Remote Control For Bow, Stern, Windlass, Wireless, Single Control REMCO1

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Vetus Remotely Controlled Battery Main Switch & Emergency Stop BPMAIN
Vetus Series Parallel Switch For 24 V Thruster with 12V Charging System BPSPE
Vetus Remotely Controlled Battery Main Switch & Emergency Stop BPMAIN

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Vetus Series Parallel Switch For 24 V Thruster with 12V Charging System BPSPE

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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow160
Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow220
Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow160

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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow220

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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow23A / 50 & All Stern Thruster
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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow25

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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow35 / 55
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Vetus Spare Set Of Zinc Anode For Bow Thruster Bow75 80 95, SET0150

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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 100A.
Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 125A.
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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 125A.

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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 160A.
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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 200A.

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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 300A.

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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 355A.
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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 40A.

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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 425A
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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 500A
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Vetus Strip Fuse C20, 80A.
Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 11 13/16" , SDKIT300
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Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 11 13/16" , SDKIT300

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Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 5 29/32" , SDKIT150
Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 7 9/32" Sdkit185, SDKIT185
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Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 7 9/32" Sdkit185, SDKIT185

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Vetus Thruster Diverter For Stern Thruster, Tunnel Diameter 9 7/8" , SDKIT250
Vetus Two Stage Joy Stick Only For Hydraulic Bow Thruster BPJSTH5
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Vetus Two Stage Joy Stick Only For Hydraulic Bow Thruster BPJSTH5

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Vetus Two Stage Joy Stick Panel with On/Off Switch For Hydraulic Bow Thruster BPJ5
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Vetus Two Stage Joy Stick Panel with Two Joy Sticks & On/Off Switch For Hydraulic Bow Thruster BPJ5D

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Selecting the correct Bow Thruster

A bow thruster delivers a side directional thrust force. In order to ensure the best performance under all sorts of weather and water conditions, the bow thruster should be able to provide a thrust force which is suitable, or rather: sufficient, for the boat in which it has been installed. The applied moment of the thrust force - which means to say: the position of the tunnel in the bow - is of prime importance for the bow thruster's efficiency. The further forward the bow thruster is positioned, the greater will be the efficiency.

 
The force applied by the wind onto the boat is determined by the factors: wind speed, angle of wind attack and lateral wind draft area of the boat.
  • The Wind Pressure
    When the wind speed increases, the wind pressure increases quadraticallly!
    For wind pressure 'P', the formula reads: P = 1/2p V (l bf/sq.ft)
    p (rho) represents the specific mass of air and 'V' stands for the
    velocity of the air in ft/s.
    The table below will give you an impression of wind speeds and the resulting wind pressures. It will not be possible to counter completely the adverse effect of winds of 40 knots or more. But, in such cases, the bow thruster will still "lend a strong helping hand".
     
  • The Wind-Draft of the Boat
     The forces applied by the wind onto the boat can be determined by multiplying the wind pressure by the wind draft area. The wind draft area is determined by the shape and the dimensions of the superstructure. Also the wind angle is playing its part. The worst situation is created if the wind is at 90 degrees to the boat. However, due to the shape of the superstructure, which is mostly more or less streamlined, a reduction factor may be applied to the wind draft area, before calculating the wind pressure resulting from the wind speed. This reduction factor may generally be set at 0.75.
     
  • The Torque
    The torque is determined by multiplying the wind force by the distance (A) between the center of effort* of the wind and the center of rotation** of the boat. Assuming that the wind force is amidships and assuming as well that the boat will tend to turn at the transom, the torque, caused by the wind force, is calculated by multiplying the wind force by half of the boat's length.
     
    * - Dependent upon the shape of the boat's superstructure, the center of effort may be positioned more forward or more aft.
    ** - The center of rotation of the boat may be positioned more forward, dependent upon the shape of the underwater section.
     
  • The Thrust Force
     The bow thruster is required to apply a countering thrust force, which is at least equal to the thrust force applied by the wind. The required thrust force of the bow thruster may now be calculated by dividing the torque by the distance between the center of the bow thruster and the pivot point of the boat.

Wind Speed - Wind Pressure Chart

Wind Speed
knots
Description Wind Speed
ft/s
Wind pressure lbf/sq.ft.
10 - 16
16 - 22
22 - 28
28 - 34
34 - 40
moderate breeze
fresh breeze
strong breeze
near breeze
gale
17 - 27
27 - 37
37 - 47
47 - 57
57 - 67
0.40 - 1
1 - 1.9
1.9 - 3.1
3.1 - 4.6
4.6 - 6.3

Calculation example

The boat has an overall length of 36 ft and the lateral wind draft measures 190 sq.ft. It is required that the bow can still be controlled easily when a wind force of 20 knots applies. At a wind force of 20 knots, the wind pressure is:

p = 1.0 to 1.9 lbf/sq.ft i.e.p. (average) 1.45 lbf/sq.ft.

The required torque reads:

T = windpressure x wind draft x reduction factor x distance center of effort to pivot point, (=appr. half the ship's length)

T = 1.45 lbf/sq.ft x 190 sq/ft x 0,75 x 36 ft/2 = 3719 ft.lbs.

The required Thrust Force is calculated as follows:

F = Torque/distance between the center of bow thruster and the pivot of the boat

= 3719 ft/lb / 34.5 ft = 107.8 lb

The VETUS bow thruster which is most suitable for this particular vessel is the 121 lbf model.

Always bear in mind that the effective performance of a bow thruster will vary with each particular boat, as the displacement, the shape of the underwater section and the positioning of the bow thruster will always be variable factor.

 
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