Jet Thruster: smart alternative to bow or stern thruster
The use of bow or stern thrusters has made manoeuvring vessels, large or small, much easier. This is the reason these thrusters have been seeing much wider application over the past years. There are a few disadvantages to the system as well, however. The Jet Thruster, manufactured by Holland Marine Parts, eliminates those disadvantages.
The operation of the Jet Thruster is based on the sucking in of outside water. It is subsequently expelled through nozzles in the bow and/or stern side. To this end the Jet Thruster has been fitted with a powerful centrifugal pump, a three-way valve and electrical controls. Because the Jet Thruster does not use a propeller, no disturbing cavitation sound is produced.
The advantages of Hydraulic
- No vulnerable propeller
- Flexible installation options
- High quality components
- Small thru hull parts
- Suitable for barges / work boats with almost no draft