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Vetus BOW12512D Electrical Bow Thruster

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List price: $5,635.50
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Vetus BOW12512D Electrical Bow Thruster

  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Provides On-off, port-starboard propulsion which allows the captain to turn the boat left or right without forward motion
  • Includes reversible DC motor, solenoid set with cover, intermediate flange, streamlined bronze tail piece, propeller, gaskets, and hardware
  • Thrust Rating: 281 Pound-force, 125 Kilogram-force, 1250 Newtons
  • 5.7 kW / 8 HP power rating
  • 12 volts DC operation
  • 840 amps DC current consumption
  • 2.5 minutes maximum continuous operating time
  • 2.5 minutes maximum operating time per hour
  • Rated for 500 amp DC slow blow main fuse assembly P/N ZE500 and ZEHC100 (sold separately)
  • Designed for use with 9-13/16 inch (250 mm) inside diameter thruster tunnels (sold separately)
  • Bow thruster tunnels are available in either fiberglass, steel, or aluminum for corresponding boat hull (sold separately)
  • Stern Applications require Stern Tunnels (STERN250P - sold separately)
  • Unique propeller blade design and streamlined tail piece provides optimum flow with minimal noise
  • Requires additional components including a control panel, control panel connection cable, bow thruster tunnel or stern thruster housing, and battery cables with lugs to complete installation (sold separately)
  • 82 lbs
  • Replaces Vetus BOW12512A, BOW12512B, BOW12512C


  • A single propeller creates less flow disturbance in the tunnel.
  • Unique propeller blade design minimises cavitation noise.
  • Spiral gears minimise transmission noise.
  • Flexible coupling between tail piece and motor eliminates vibration.
  • Streamlined tail piece for optimum flow.
  • Strong synthetic propeller eliminates corrosion and reduces weight.
  • Easy installation, clear installation and operation instructions.
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