Azimuth Thrusters

Azimuth Thrusters

Veth Azimuth Thrusters are well-suited for a wide range of vessels, thanks to our flexibility and customization. Your preferences serve as the foundation, with several options, configurations, and drive lines to choose from. Our azimuth thrusters are available in either Z-drive or L-drive configurations and can be powered by any energy source. The control system for the azimuth system can be either electric or hydraulic. Additionally, the thruster units come with options for open propellers, counter-rotating propellers or nozzles.

L-drive

The L-Drive system incorporates azimuth thrusters with vertically mounted electric motors, eliminating the need for a second bevel gear in the drivetrain. This design modification leads to enhanced efficiency and reduced noise levels.

Deck Mounted Thrusters


Retractable Thrusters


Integrated L-Drive


ELITE™ thruster for yacht propulsion


Shallow Draft Thrusters


Compact. Silent. Sustainable.

ELITE™ thruster for yacht propulsion

ELITE is a versatile solution adjusted to the specific requirements of the individual yacht. It draws on proven technology to offer innovation that you can count on.

Elite by Veth Propulsion
Description

Based on years of experience and fine-tuned for optimal performance, ELITE is a 360° thruster dedicated to the needs of modern yachting. Combining the best in Rolla and Veth’s Contra Rotating technology with the successful Veth Integrated L-drive thruster, the ELITE series offers a wide range of benefits. Advantages include increased efficiency, extreme maneuverability and ultra-low noise & vibrations levels, combined with compact build-in height that frees up space and offers advanced flexibility in design.

CONTRA ROTATING PROPELLERS

The Contra Rotating Propellers used in the ELITE series generate a greater amount of thrust, resulting in improved acceleration and higher top speeds. In addition, ELITE offers strong benefits in terms of efficiency, maneuverability and a comfortable user experience.

PM MOTOR

The ELITE thruster is driven by a permanent magnet (PM) motor, which is integrated as much in the design as possible, to ensure minimal build-in height. The design makes use of every millimetre, without compromising on the quality and reliability of the thrusters. On average, a PM motor is 40% to 60% more compact than an asynchronous motor. The application of PM motors, when combined with the special installation method, the alignment of the headsets and the adjustments to the control box, results in a very compact solution.

 

REVAMPED TAIL

The ELITE series features an efficiently streamlined tail that has been optimized to facilitate the best possible water flow towards the second propeller. This innovative design, based on CFD calculations, results in decreased drag and reduced noise generation.

 

CONTROL SYSTEMS

The system that controls the ELITE thruster consists of a redundant data bus and emergency stop and backup functions. The steering is controlled by a (multiple) electrical inverter system. With e-shafted levers, easy-to-read displays, implementation of compact operating positions and interfaces, the system can be tailored to specific project needs.

 

 

RATINGS

ELITE™ configurations are optimized for vessel speeds between 12 and 20 knots. For every speed and power application there is an optimum RPM and propeller diameter. All power ratings are 24/7 heavy duty under relevant class societies.

TYPE

INPUT POWER [KW]

INPUT SPEED [RPM]

PROPELLER DIAMETER FORE [M]

PROPELLER DIAMETER AFT [M]

VL-250si-CR

350

1500

.9

0.081

VL-450i-CR

500

1200

1.2

1.08

VL-700i-CR

600

900

1.35

1.215

VL-720i-CR

850

900

1.35

1.26

VL-900i-CR

1000

900

1.4

1.305

1000

900

1.45

1.305

1000

900

1.5

1.35

VL-1250i-CR

1425

1000

1.65

1.485

1425

1000

1.7

1.53

VL-1550i-CR

2000

750

1.9

1.71

2000

750

2.0

1.8

VL-2500i-CR

2800

775

2.5

2.25

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Z-drive

The Z-Drive utilizes a gear train that forms two right-angle turns, creating a shape resembling the letter “Z.” This design connects the drive motor to the azimuth thruster for efficient propulsion.

Z-drive


Retractable Thrusters


Deck Mounted Thrusters


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