Kaiserwerft and Voith are unveiling an exciting new propulsion system at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. An evolution of Voith’s extensively tested and proven inline thrusters and propulsion systems used on numerous ships, this new compact magnetic propulsion system, which does away with the gearbox and conventional shafts, could be a game changer for large yachts.
Yacht Thruster is a relatively easy-to-install external thruster offered in single- and twin-propeller models that attach on the outside of a hull, either bow or stern. The product is offered by the same firm that has sold thousands of wireless Yacht Controllers. The company asserts that the Yacht Thruster usually takes only about one to two hours to install the thruster itself (without cable connections).