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Vetus Bow 285 - Bow Thruster (On/Off)

Vetus Bow 285 - Bow Thruster (On/Off)

  • Type: Single Prop, Blades: 7, Thrust: 628 lbs @ 48 VDC (21.5 HP)
  • Operating Power: 48 Volts DC, Draw: 560 Amps @ 48 Volts DC
  • Boat Length: 63' - 86', Tunnel Diameter: 11-13/16", Power: 48 Volts DC
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    202.40 Lbs.
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    Note:  This item ships from the manufacturer.
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    It ships ONLY by Truck Freight.
    Please call us at 800-628-8225 or E-mail for a valid shipping quote, since Truck Freight rates change regularly.
    This item ships directly from the manufacturer.

    Thrusters inspire docking confidence and provide a gentle push - that you control - away from or to the dock or seawall. Offers tremendous maneuverability, especially when you're shorthanded or cruising with inexperienced guests.

    • Single propeller creates less flow disturbance in the tunnel
    • Unique blade design minimizes cavitation noise
    • Strong synthetic propeller eliminates corrosion and reduces weight
    • Flexible coupling between tail piece and motor eliminates vibration
    • Streamlined tail piece for optimum flow
    • Equal thrust in either direction
    • High efficiency motors
    • Easy installation - clear installation and operation instructions
    Additional Components Required for Bow Thruster Installation:

    (Sold separately)
    • Tunnel
    • Wiring Harness
    • Control
    • Fuse holder and fuse
    • Dedicated battery bank (optional)
    • Battery Switch
    • Battery Cable

    Ignition Protected No
    Volts 48
    Maximum Amperage 560
    Range of Boat Sizes* 72' - 92'
    Thrust in Pounds Force 628
    Motor Horse Power 21.5
    Tunnel Diameter (Internal) 11-13/16"
    Tunnel Minimum Installed Length
    (at Tube Bottom)
    * Boats lengths are experienced-based rules of thumb. For unusual boat profiles, please contact Vetus.

    Why You May Need an Ignition Protected Bow Thruster

    It is not safe to install a conventional electric bow thruster in the engine room, or compartment containing fuel tanks, of a gasoline powered boat because gasoline fumes may be ignited by internal sparking in the thruster's motor. To allow safe installation under these conditions, VETUS has developed ignition protected bow thrusters which include sealed motor housings meeting the ISO 8846 Marine, "ignition protection," standard.

    Model BOW28548B - 48 Volt 

    Imperial dimensions are approximate. The manufacturer built this product to metric specs.



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