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Swing Thruster Electric, 60 kgf 12V
Swing Thruster Electric, 60 kgf 12V

Swing Thruster Electric, 60 kgf 12V

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The benefits of the VETUS Retractable Thruster reside in its simplicity, strength, ease of installation and limited service requirements. Those benefits include:

  • The ability to equip a shallow draft boat, including a sailboat with a cutaway forefoot and raised stern, with thrusters
  • Constructed around a time-tested standard VETUS DC thruster.
  • A simple and sturdy swing mechanism, with a minimum of moving parts. The thruster pivots on a permanently lubricated and substantial bearing.
  • The propeller revolves in a short duct, creating focused flow and minimum energy losses
  • The hull bottom plate (lid) is attached directly to the propeller duct so no additional or complex mechanism is required to open or close it – it swings in and out with the thruster.
  • When the thruster is retracted and the bottom plate closed, the retractable creates slightly less drag than a standard tunnel, which may be significant on a racing sailboat
  • Fiberglass housing and electronic control mechanism (excl. the dashboard panel and cables) are supplied in the base package.
  • The thrusters deploys and retracts automatically, as the control panel is (de-)activated, so no separate controls need to be operated.
  • It will also retract automatically if the thruster has not been used in fifteen minutes
  • Electronic sensing protects the actuator of the swing machanism from damage in event of an overload or jam
  • There is a one and a half second time delay when changing thrust direction to prevent shock loads on gears, drive mechanism and swing mechanism.
  • The thruster(s) and their control panels are connected by cables carrying digital V-CAN signals (VETUS canbus type) allowing future integration into boat-wide electronic systems and information displays

    VETUS Retractable Thrusters are suitable for installation in power and sail boats ranging from 30 to 60 feet.


    Voltage (V) 12
    Ignition Protection -
    Thrust (N/kgf)
    (effective power output)
    Power (kW) 3
    Motor, reversible D.C.
    Tunnel diameter, internal (mm) 185
    Weight (kg) 28
    Current consumption (A) 280
    Operating time (min.) 5
    Main fuse, "slow blow" (A) 200
    Batteries 12V min./max. (Ah) 1x105/1x145
    Battery cables,
    length plus/min cables (m/mm²)
    Battery main switch model BATSW 250
    Dimensions, closed: Height (mm) A 396
    Length (mm) B 722
    Width (mm) C 273
    Dimensions, open: Height (mm) D 464
    Length (mm) E 643
    Width (mm) C 273

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