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VETUS Bow Thruster

  • Type: Single Prop, Blades: 6, Thrust: 77 lbs @ 12 VDC (2 HP)
  • Operating Power: 12 Volts DC, Draw: 220 Amps @ 12 Volts DC
  • Boat Length: 23 to 28, Tunnel Diameter: 5-29/32"
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    BOW3512E 5-29/32" TUBE

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    28.60 Lbs.
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    The quietest bow thruster in its class just got better. Introducing the BOW3512E, an upgrade of the VETUS BOW3512D. Vetus has replaced the solid motor coupling of the D-series with a flexible rubber coupling to eliminate motor vibrations.

    This is a similar coupling to the BOW55, with exception of the input shaft as they differ in size. The tailpieces will use the same splines as found in the BOW55.

    The BOW3512E will also feature an updated motor, making it more energy efficient than the outgoing BOW3512D model. To accommodate the flexible coupling, the flange height will increase by 30 mm. Apertures in the flange enable easy checking of the coupling. Last but not least, the flange face will change from triangular to round, allowing the motor to be rotated in steps of 90° as opposed to the current steps of 120°, and creating uniformity in the entire DC bow thruster range.


    • Flexible coupling between tailpiece and motor eliminates vibrations
    • Updated motor is more energy efficient
    • System is easy to install
    • Lightweight propeller and streamlined tailpiece
      • Single propeller creates less flow disturbance in tunnel
      • VETUS unique propeller blade design minimizes cavitation noise
      • Strong synthetic propeller is resistant to corrosion and reduces weight
    • Spiral gears
      • Spiral gears minimize transmission noise
    • Meets EMC requirements

    For further details see Dimensional Drawing

    For further details see Owner's Manual


    • Suitable for boats from 23 to 28 feet in length
    • Power: 12 Volt DC
    • Current consumption: 220 Amp
    • Continuous operating time: 4 minutes
    • Max. operating time: 4 minutes
    • Main fuse "slow blow": 160 Amp
    • Ignition protection: No
    • Thrust (N / kgf): 350/35 (77 lb)
    • Power: (kW) 1.5 (2 HP)
    • Motor, reversible DC: Yes
    • Internal tunnel diameter: 5.90 inches (150 mm)
    • Weight: 26.7 lbs (12 kg)
    • 3-Year warranty:
      • Unique in the market
      • All VETUS boat equipment products come with a 3-year warranty

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


    Vetus Bow Tunnel
    Item #: 304867
  • Dimensions: 5-29/32" ID X 40"
  • Material: Steel
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    Vetus Thruster Propeller
    Item #: 304929
  • Dimensions: 5-29/32" FOR BOW35/55
  • Blades: 6
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    Vetus Thruster ZE Strip Fuse Holder with Cover
    Item #: 200574
  • Fuse Type: Vetus ZE Strip Fuse (Sold Separately), Rating: 40 to 500 Amp
  • Holder Type: Surface Mount with Protective Gray Cover
  • Designed for Vetus Thruster Circuits, Perfect Storage of Spare Fuse
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    Vetus C20 Slow Blow Type Strip Fuse ( ANL Type )
    Item #: 301633
  • Select Amperage, Max. Operating Voltage: 48 Volt DC,
  • Applications: Bow Thrusters and Windlasses, etc
  • Ignition Protected for Gasoline Powered Boats, Fuse Holder Sold Separately
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    Multiple Sizes Available
    Vetus Replacement Bow Thruster Zinc Anode
    Item #: 304934
  • Applications: BOW35 / 55
  • Material: Zinc
  • Self Sacrificing Anode Avoids Costly Electrical Damage
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