Rimdrive Thruster

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Rimdrive Thruster

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Peaceful power at your fingertips
The RIMDRIVE is unique in its design; when operating, this thruster is extremely quiet! The propeller forms the rotating part of the electric motor (rotor) and the fixed winding (stator) is mounted in the tunnel. Therefore gears are not used in this design. Secondly a ring mounted around the propeller, prevents the propeller from cavitating.

The RIMDRIVE is available in 125 and 160 kgf and needs a thruster supply voltage of 48 VOLT DC. Charging can either be delivered by a charger 110/230VAC to 48VDC charger or by converting the normal 12 or 24V battery supply voltage by means of a DC to DC converter solution. The panel (BPJP) and interface (RDIF) needs to be ordered separately.

Unique features

  • No carbon brushes
  • Quiet operation due to a virtually cavitation free propeller and no use of gears
  • Proportional control as standard
  • Virtually unlimited runtime
  • Easy to install
  • Maintenance free
  • IP67 top cover / ISO 8846 ignition protection compliant
  • Lock the thruster at any speed and hold the boat alongside the dock
  • Can be used as a stern thruster
  • Suitable for aluminum, steel and GRP boats


    RD125 RD160
    Thrust, N (kgf) (effective power output) 125 kgf 160 kgf
    Power kW (hp) 6.7 (9.1) 9.5 (12.9)
    Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor
    Variable speed
    Tunnel diameter, internal, mm 250 mm 250 mm
    Weight excluding tunnel, in kg 37 37
    Supply voltage: 12/24 Volt. Thruster Voltage: 48 Volt DC
    Motor current consumption @48VDC (A) +/-10% 150 200
    Main fuse, “slow blow” (A) 200 250
    Batteries, 48 Volt, min Ah (depending on desired runtime) 4x 60 Ah 4x 105 Ah
    Battery cables**, total length of positive and negative
    cables together, m/mm2
    0-10 m/25 mm2
    10 m plus 35 mm2
    0-10 m/35 mm2
    10 m plus 50 mm2
    Battery main switch, model BATSW 250A 250A
    ** Based on VETUS battery cables
    Dimensions in mm
    A 170 170
    B 341 341
    C 190 190
    D min/max. 400/1000 400/1000
    E 380 380
    F 247 247
    G min. 250 250
    H 250 250

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Orders delivered to Australian Post Codes under $499 attract an $18.00 shipping charge. Orders of $499 or more ship free.

International orders will be charged at $0.00 initially and our staff will be in contact with a shipping quote. If the quote is not accepted the customer reserves the right to cancel their order and be refunded in full.

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