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Vetus Bow 60 Electric Bow Thruster

The Vetus 60 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 132 pound-force (lbf)/ 60 kgf. Vetus bow thrusters control the direction of a bow at slow speeds or when the boat is not making headway, especially around the dock or in tight spaces.

Vetus bow thrusters feature a streamlined bronze tail piece and composite propeller designed for quiet, effective thrust.

Models available in 12V or 24V, not ignition protected.

Vetus Bow Thruster units are also used as stern thrusters. Simply mount the unit in combination with the appropriate sized stern thruster kit.

Replacement motor & solenoid (SET0060) also available.

$2,859.98 / ea
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Bow 60 Specifications


12 Volt Model


24 Volt Model



Reversible DC motor  Reversible DC motor 


3 hp (4kW)  3 hp (4kW) 


132 lbf (600 N)  132 lbf (600 N) 

Tunnel Diameter

7-9/32 inch  7-9/32 inch 

Weight excluding Tunnel

48 lbs  48 lbs 

Current Consumption

280 Amps  140 Amps 

Operating Time

5 minutes continuously/ 5 minutes per hour  5 minutes continuously/ 5 minutes per hour 

Main Fuse

200 Amps, slow blow  100 Amps, slow blow 

Batteries 12V DC

1x70 min Ah/ 1x120 max. Ah  2x55 min Ah/ 2x70 max. Ah 

Battery Cable Requirements

total length of positive and negative 
0 - 31 ft / 1 AWG \\ 31 - 40 ft / 0 AWG  0 - 57 ft / 4 AWG 

Battery Main Switch Required

Vetus BATSW type 
BATSW 100  BATSW 75 


  • Complete installation of any Vetus Electrical Bow Thruster requires at minimum the following items:

  • Bow Thruster unit
  • Tunnel (most commonly used is fiberglass, which must be fiberglassed into the bow below the waterline.)
  • Control Panel (several styles offered)
  • Electric Connection Cables
  • Dedicated Battery power (Since any electric thrusters draws 200+ amps, a dedicated battery source is the ideal option)
  • Battery switch and appropriate gauge battery cable.


BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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