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Retractable azimuthing thruster

The retractable azimuth thruster range provides extra thrust when needed. The hydraulic lifting and lowering of the unit is fast and it retracts into the hull when not in use.

Improved manoeuvring and extra thrust

The retractable range uses components from our standard azimuth thruster range and provides fast hydraulic lifting and lowering of the unit, enabling it to retract into the hull when not in use, reducing the vessel's drag. The UL models are designed for horizontal drive with automatic drive shaft disconnection system. ULE models are designed for vertical drive. Both are available with CP or FP propellers. The lifting and lowering is activated by a push button on the bridge. Unlocking/locking in position and the engagement of the drive shaft coupling is automatic.

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Key features

  • Improved manoeuvring
  • Combined steering and propeller thrust at low speed
  • Compact design and easy installation

Technical data

Thruster type UL 601 UL 901 UL1201 UL 1401 UL 2001 UL 255 UL 305 UL 355
Max Input Power (kW) 440 660 880 1200 1500 2200 3000 3700
Input speed (rpm) 1500 - 1800 1000 - 1800 750 - 1800 750 - 1800 750 - 1800 900 - 1800 750 - 1600 720 - 1200
Dry wt (t) 6 12 16.5 24 27.5 47 66 97
Prop. Type FP FP FP / CP FP / CP FP / CP FP / CP FP FP
Prop. dia (mm) 1300 1600 1800 2000 2300 2800 3000 3500

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