Vetus will unveil to the U.S market what it says are the most powerful direct-current bow thrusters during the Miami International Boat Show, which runs Feb. 16-20.
The Bow Pro Boosted 300 series expands the Bow Pro line to 22 models. The BOWB285, BOWB300 and BOWB320 are the first units in the 300mm tunnel range and provide 285 to 320 kgf of force. They are designed for boats to 95 feet.
“The Bow Pro Boosted units combine features like unlimited run time, full proportional control and a built-in charger with no maintenance on the brushless motor,” Vetus Maxwell U.S. president Chris DeBoy said in a statement. “They also answer the growing demand for easy integration with 48 volts.”
The built-in charging system utilizes Vetus’ internal three-stage charging process, which enables connection to a 24-volt power supply to keeps the battery bank charged to optimum levels at all times.
Vetus plans to introduce 400-series thrusters in the near future, according to the statement.