AMSTERDAM – The line-up of new VETUS products at the 2018 METSTRADE show includes the Dutch company’s Bow Pro thrusters that won an award at this year’s Miami International Boat Show in the Propulsion Equipment & Parts category.
The award cited VETUS’ “exceptionally groundbreaking” work in new consumer marine products. VETUS makes marine engines, generators and technical gear for recreational and small commercial craft.
The BOW PRO is a combination of Vetus’ electric bow thruster series and its quiet RimDrive. The thrusters are fitted with induction technology rendering carbon brushes obsolete. The (AC) induction motor is controlled by VETUS’ in-house-engineered motor controller and works on 12V, 24V and AC motors making the thruster suitable for almost all boats.
The BOW PRO Boosted thruster is completely different than existing thrusters on the market. From the motor, a third connection leads the power to the internal charger which boost the output up to double the voltage.
This means you can connect the 24V BOW PRO Boosted thruster to a 12V power supply and run it without any problems! Connecting the BOW PRO Boosted thruster directly to a 24V power supply is also possible, of course. The built-in charger recharges your battery when the thruster is not in use, doubling the value of the BOW PRO Boosted on board.