Vetus' Bow Pro thrusters win NMMA Innovation Award


(HANOVER, Md.) — Vetus’ new Bow Pro series received the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the category Propulsion Equipment & Parts at the Miami Boat Show. The NMMA award honors manufacturers and suppliers that create new innovative products in the boating industry and brings those products to the market. The NMMA partners with Boating Writers International (BWI) to select expert judges.

“With its integrated brain, the Bow-Proportional could be the smartest bow thruster built,” said Zuzana Prochazka, head of the NMMA award committee.

The Bow Pro thrusters are fitted with proven induction technology. The system makes carbon brushes obsolete. As a result, the bow thruster produces less noise and can provide virtually unlimited run time. The induction motor is controlled by the Vetus MCV motor controller that can handle both 12V and 24V, making the new bow thruster suitable for almost all boats.

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By Professional Mariner Staff