Please select your home edition
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Leaderboard

VETUS introduces new models and accessories in renowned Bow Pro Thruster Range

by Saltwater Stone 18 Nov 2019 07:21 PST 19-21 November 2019

VETUS is expanding its innovative BOW PRO thruster portfolio, its highly-regarded range combining the latest thruster motor technology with the most advanced motor controller in the industry for near silent operation and precision proportional control.

Featuring all the technical advantages of the BOW PRO series, the VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Series has been expanded with two new larger VETUS BOW PRO Boosted thruster models - the BOWB180 and BOWB210.

The third connection on the motor leads the current to an internal charger, stepping up the voltage from 12 volt to 24 volt or 48 volt. This allows a 12V or 24V charging source, such as the propulsion engine alternator, to charge a 24V or 48V battery bank. The thruster battery bank will be charged any time the thruster is not being used. The latest BOW PRO thrusters models are energy efficient and have longer runtime, utilising features such as heading hold or position keeping.

VETUS is also highlighting its GRP tunnel kits to convert a BOW PRO to a STERN PRO thruster, enabling easy manoeuvring and effective countering of the wind and current.

Suitable for most transoms and available in tunnel diameters from 125mm to 400mm to cover the entire BOW PRO range, the kit is easily installed as the actual thruster motor and electric components are fitted internally to the transom of the boat, while the tunnel and propeller are installed externally on the transom.

An extension kit is available if the openings of the stern thruster are too close to the waterline.

The most powerful VETUS thruster in a 250mm tunnel, the new BOW18024D is a bow thruster providing 180 kgf on a 24V power supply.

An evolution of the C version, the thruster features the newest innovations such as temperature sensor and low noise 6-blade propeller. The BOW18024D also has a dramatically improved runtime.

With a similar flange to other models in the range, the motor can be rotated in increments of 90 degrees for easy accessibility.

Further benefits include the single lightweight and corrosion resistant synthetic propeller for a homogeneous flow in the thruster tunnel and flexible coupling between the tailpiece and motor for reduced vibrations.

VETUS also introduces the DBPPJA combined bow and stern thruster panel for BOW PRO thrusters, enabling easy manoeuvring and simple docking.

By pushing the joystick towards the desired direction, the thrusters will work together and push the boat sideways or spin the boat on its own axis. All manoeuvres are intuitive and easy to perform.

Featuring a unique twist function to rotate the boat and a lock and hold function, the multi-axial joystick can be used to operate the thrusters either individually or simultaneously.

The double control panel features a modern waterproof housing, complimented with a stylish aluminium bezel to integrate into the helm position.

For more information visit

Related Articles

VETUS thruster integrator certified for NMEA 2000
The new CANverter NMEA certification results in a range of additional external control VETUS has announced NMEA 2000® certification for its new CANverter gateway device, offering industry-first connectivity and communication capabilities for boat owners using its proportional bow and stern thrusters Posted on 20 Feb
Vetus returns to the electric market
With launch of advanced propulsion solutions Vetus, one of the pioneers of electric propulsion, has confirmed its resurgence in the electric boating market with the launch of unique solutions for both the new build and refit sectors. Posted on 3 Nov 2020
Vetus launches Virtual Boat Show
To showcase its products and systems The Vetus Virtual Boat Show allows visitors to 'walk' around the company's virtual stand, browse a range of equipment, and view product information and specifications. Posted on 10 Sep 2020
VETUS appoints new EMEA Sales Director
Thijs Boegheim joins the VETUS management team International marine systems supplier VETUS and anchor and mooring specialist MAXWELL have announced the appointment of Thijs Boegheim as the new Sales Director EMEA and Global Marketing Director. Posted on 10 Jul 2020
Vetus launches ISO-compliant tank inspection ports
Suitable for use with certified VETUS tanks Featuring an enhanced lid design and glass fibre reinforcement, the ILT120B and ILT120X meet ISO small craft standards for permanently installed fuel systems and petrol/diesel fuel tanks. Posted on 18 Jun 2020
Vetus expands its portfolio of glazing products
The new ultra-slim PL series offers boat owners a stylish portlight VETUS is expanding its portfolio of glazing products with sleek new portlights, ventilation hatches, and roller blind and fly screens, enhancing its offering of complete boat window solutions. Posted on 20 Nov 2019
VETUS launches new products at METSTRADE
Latest BOW PRO Boosted Thruster models VETUS is introducing a range of new products at this year's METSTRADE, including the larger models of its BOW PRO Boosted Thruster, plus the STERN PRO thruster and BOW18024D. Posted on 16 Oct 2019
VETUS introduces triple-lip dripless shaft seal
New ZWBH with self-aligning inner bearing is developed for use with water-lubricated stern gear Offering extra security at a competitive price, the latest model includes a self-aligning inner bearing and the addition of one extra lip seal to keep the water out. Posted on 3 Dec 2018
VETUS Maxwell strengthens presence
In South America and Caribbean with appointment of E&P Marine The new appointment further expands VETUS Maxwell's network of representatives, increasing international presence as it grows sales for engines, generators, bow thrusters, control panels and other equipment for recreational craft and commercial vessels. Posted on 2 Dec 2018
Vetus launches smart-controlled bow pro thrusters
For fully-proportional control for vessels up to 80ft Incorporating an in-house-engineered intelligent motor controller, the new upgraded fully-proportional brushless models deliver all the remarkable features of the BOW PRO series with an added boost function to make life easier for even more boat owners. Posted on 13 Nov 2018
J Composites 2020 - FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERRooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTER