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 websiteand 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 says, “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,” van Waes adds.
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 24-V battery bank from a 12-V charging source, such as the alternator. Connecting the BOW PRO Boosted directly to a 24-V 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.