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Vetus Maxwell touts thruster systems in Miami

Vetus Maxwell said it had another successful Miami International Boat Show last month.

Vetus Maxwell said it had another successful Miami International Boat Show last month, as its extended runtime thruster systems were featured on shore and on the water.

Vetus said its extended runtime thrusters can be operated continuously for as long as 10 minutes without overheating. The thrusters are beneficial for all applications, including joystick docking and other more demanding applications, the company said.

“Anyone who has been around boats long enough knows of thrusters shutting down while in use, and usually right when you need them the most,” Vetus vice president of sales and marketing Chris DeBoy said in a statement. “This older thruster technology usually had a runtime of two to four minutes. Now our extended runtime thrusters can run continuously for up to 10 minutes without overheating.”

Vetus said its extended runtime bow thrusters were part of Mercury Marine’s Joystick Piloting for Inboards sea trials at the Miami show on a Sea Ray 230 SLXW, a Sea Ray 350 DAC and a Cruisers Yachts 390 EC.

The new joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide control and ease of use.

The latest products from Vetus are on display this week at booth 420 of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Boat Show, which began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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