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Seawork International - VETUS Highlights Latest V-Commercial Equipment with Launch of New Catalogue and Website at Seawork

Press release   •   Jun 10, 2019 10:00 BST

The advanced VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Thruster is among the new VETUS equipment on display at this year's Seawork International

Seawork International, 11th to 13th June, Stand PB78

VETUS is unveiling its latest V-Commercial equipment with the launch of a new commercial catalogue and website at this year’s Seawork International. The expanded range of innovative and robust VETUS solutions for small commercial vessels includes its advanced BOW PRO Boosted Thruster series (BOWB), HPW series waterlocks made from NAVIDURIN® and the RC12HD vertical windlass.

As a trusted supplier and partner for OEMs and marine operators around the world, VETUS has introduced the dedicated V-Commercial website and free, easy-to-use catalogue to provide a higher level of service and guidance for customers and clarify the range of standard and customised equipment available for commercial applications.

VETUS marketing manager Babette van Waes said: “Backed by over 50 years of experience in developing marine equipment, VETUS is committed to developing durable and reliable V-Commercial equipment to upgrade performance for commercial vessels, using solid, sustainable materials, such as NAVIDURIN®, to produce products that are then extensively tested.

“Our new website and catalogue are now available to offer a comprehensive guide for our customers, from engine systems, stern gear and exhaust components to thrusters and anchoring solutions, with further support available from our worldwide dealer network. High temperature exhaust systems, a vertical windlass for high speed vessels and the BOW PRO thruster range are the latest examples of robust and innovative VETUS products that are perfectly suited for the commercial market.”

Introduced at Seawork 2019, the innovative VETUS BOW PRO Boosted thrusters are at the top of the advanced BOW PRO thrusters range and are suitable for demanding applications. The unique BOWB range features a third connection on the motor which permits charging of the 24V battery bank from a 12V charging source, such as the alternator. Connecting the BOW PRO Boosted directly to a 24V charging source is also possible. When the thruster is not in use, the built-in charger automatically recharges the battery, doubling its value as both a thruster and charger. With almost no loss of power, active heat control and power consumption are very low.

The BOWB range offers precision proportional control and unlimited run times, with single person docking possible when the thruster is paired with the BPPJA panel. The thrusters are highly durable, energy efficient, safe and reliable, and are fitted with a maintenance-free brushless motor.

An exhaust systems solution for high-performance commercial craft such as coastguard vessels, the VETUS HPW series Heavy Duty (HD) waterlocks have been developed using the special blended composite NAVIDURIN®, an extremely durable polymer material which is temperature resistant up to 260°C and also highly resistance to deformation under pressure. The HPW series are a cost-effective alternative to high priced and high-end custom-made solutions due to their ability to handle extreme conditions combined with a rotating body and 102, 127 and 152mm hose connections for easy installation. Offering complete security for the engine with a high capacity waterlift design, the waterlocks feature excellent sound attenuation with minimal back pressure.

Also on show at Seawork, the RC12HD vertical windlass from the Maxwell heavy duty rope/chain series is designed to suit vessels requiring high service speeds such as patrol vessels, as it removes weight from the front of the vessel due to the reduced weight of rope/chain combination rodes. The RC12HD is fitted with a larger motor and gearbox than the standard RC12, allowing it to be run for extended periods without excessive heat build-up. The RC12HD is also fitted with a high strength 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel main shaft.

A double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits free-fall deployment of the anchors without operating the windlass motor, while cone clutches provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control. Emergency manual retrieval is simple and easy due to the active latch ratchet system which prevents back winding of the windlass during manual recovery.

The RC12HD is available with either a 24VDC or Hydraulic motor of various displacements to suit pressure/flow available on board.

Further VETUS products included in the 2019 catalogue include the Maxwell Tasman winch, a robust and reliable high-performance drum winch featuring powerful 600 or 1000W motors, and the FTR33038M water strainer, a rugged, highly durable model using composite NAVIDURIN® for below-waterline installations. VETUS also recently introduced a new nickel-plated CWS cooling water strainer series, perfect for installation close to or below the waterline and for commercial applications. The VETUS LGS series gas/water separators serve the combined functions of exhaust silencing, separating the injected raw cooling water from the exhaust gases and acting as a gooseneck.

Visit VETUS at Seawork on Stand PB78. Download the catalogue here or for more information go to


For more information, please contact:

Babette van Waes
Tel: +31 (0)88 4884710


Jules Riegal
Saltwater Stone
+44 (0) 1202 669244

About VETUS - Making life on the water more enjoyable

VETUS is an internationally-renowned developer and manufacturer of complete marine product systems ̶ including engines, generators, bow thrusters and control panels ̶ for recreational craft and small commercial vessels. VETUS prides itself on innovation and the majority of the 4,000 products it supplies are part or wholly designed by its in-house engineers. Founded in 1964, VETUS has its headquarters near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, as well as subsidiaries in 16 other countries and a worldwide distribution and service network.

All products marketed by VETUS are part of a complete system, with any connecting components also available for ease of use. VETUS strives to ensure everything it supplies is as simple to install and maintain as possible, to make life on the water more enjoyable for its customers.

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