The bow thruster has become an important device when moving at low speed. It makes manoeuvring easier, safer and faster.
The bow thruster is positioned inside a tunnel, located in the bow. The propeller, which is made of maintenance-free synthetic material, can run in two directions, thus producing a jet flow to port or starboard.
This makes manoeuvring in tight spots or against a strong current or a shifty wind, much, much easier.
The required thrust force of a bow thruster is mainly determined by the shape and the dimensions of the boat’s superstructure.
Craftsman Marine’s electrical bow thrusters range between 35 kgf and 170 kgf, 12 or 24 Volt D.C.Naturally, the electric motors, used by Craftsman Marine, are all thermally protected against surcharge.