VETUS Maxwell Showcases Latest Thruster Technology with Demo Days at Palm Beach Boat Show

Bow thruster specialist VETUS Maxwell is offering visitors to this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show the opportunity to discover its superior solution for easy maneuvering.

The VETUS demo-boat will be available throughout the show at Booth 636 to showcase the capabilities of the award-winning VETUS BOW PRO thrusters.

Providing precision control and near-silent operation, the thrusters are installed in the bow and stern of the 24ft Topaz to demonstrate the complete control possible in single-engine boats for even the most difficult maneuvers. The latest control technologies from Glendinning Marine and DockMate, as well as a YANMAR diesel engine, are also onboard.

The innovative BOW PRO range combines VETUS’s highly-regarded electric thruster technology with its extremely quiet RimDrive. VETUS BOW PRO thrusters allow operators to command as little or as much power as needed with fingertip control and a runtime only limited by the size of the battery pack installed. BOW PRO thrusters are highly durable, energy efficient, safe and reliable, and are fitted with a maintenance-free brushless motor. The induction motor can handle both 12V and 24V inputs, making the BOW PRO series suitable for almost all boats.

Chris DeBoy, VETUS Maxwell Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said: “Our demo boat provides customers with a great chance to see the thruster technology up close and personal and to ask questions. BOW PRO thrusters provide phenomenal proportional control, making maneuvering boats in tight spaces easier than ever before. We are also pleased to showcase the new BOW PRO Boosted which is now available for customers.”

On the demo-boat, the BOW PRO thrusters are connected to the Glendinning ProPilot Joystick Docking System, as well as the Dockmate Wireless Docking Solution. The newly-updated Glendinning system features a version of station position holding for single engine boats with the new BOW PRO DC Powered Thrusters.

Also at the Palm Beach Boat Show, VETUS Maxwell is introducing an innovative and even more powerful version of its BOW PRO thruster, the BOW PRO Boosted. Incorporating an in-house-engineered intelligent motor controller, the new upgraded fully-proportional brushless models deliver all the remarkable features of the BOW PRO series with an added boost function.

Sea trials on the VETUS Maxwell demo-boat will run throughout the 4-day show at Booth 636. To schedule an appointment and secure the chance to see the latest technology, email or call 410-712-0740.

About VETUS Maxwell

VETUS Maxwell 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 Maxwell 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 Maxwell are part of a complete system, with any connecting components also available for ease of use. VETUS Maxwell 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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