Sharrow Marine announced today plans to have a mass-produced, cast version of their award-winning propeller in production by the end of this year.
The Sharrow Propeller Model MX-1 has garnered attention for its design that offers improvements in fuel efficiency and performance, the company said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Sharrow Marine won one of the Innovation Awards at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.
“I was trying to solve the problem of reducing unwanted noise from drones when filming live music productions when the idea of the Sharrow propeller and what makes it work came to me in a flash while walking my dog,” Sharrow told Trade Only Today. “Although we did end up making a quieter drone prop, I realized this idea would have a much larger impact on the marine industry, so that became our focus.”
Sharrow’s fix was to use similar engineering to eliminate the propeller blade tip. He looped the blade back to the hub.
“We’ve been blown away with the energy and excitement over the new Sharrow Propeller,” said Greg Sharrow in a statement. “But we’ve really listened to consumers and customers and know that the custom-made, CNC-machined version is out of reach for many boaters which is why we accelerated our plans for a mass-produced, cast version. We’re thrilled we will be able to bring the Sharrow Propeller Model MX-1R to market ahead of schedule – a tribute to the industry’s enthusiasm behind our innovation.”