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Vetus Bow 45 Bow Thruster (On/Off - Ignition Protected)

Vetus Bow 45 Bow Thruster (On/Off - Ignition Protected)

  • Type: Single Prop, Blades: 6, Thrust: 99 lbs @ 12 Volts VDC (4 HP)
  • Operating Power: 12 Volts DC, Draw: 300 Amps @ 12 Volts DC
  • Boat Length: 25' - 37', Tunnel Diameter: 5", Ignition Protected
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    46.00 Lbs.
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    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 Yes
    Volts 12
    Maximum Amperage 350
    Range of Boat Sizes* 25' - 37'
    Thrust in Pounds Force 99
    Motor Horse Power 4
    Tunnel Diameter (Internal) 5"
    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.

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


    Vetus Thruster Control Panel
    Item #: 304947
  • Joy-Stick 4 Pin with TD
  • Designed for 1 Bow Thruster or 1 Stern Thruster
  • Designed with Time Delay
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    Vetus Remote Control
    Item #: 304951
  • Control for a Vetus Bow or Stern Thruster
  • Voltage: 12 or 24 Volt DC, Key Pod Control and Receiver Included
  • Can also Be Used to Control a Vetus Windlass
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