Vetus Bow 60 Electric Bow Thrusters
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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.

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The Importance of Ignition Protection on a Bow Thruster

An ignition-protected bow thruster is important if the electric bow thruster will be installed in a compartment containing fuel tanks or in an engine room where gasoline fumes are present. A conventional thruster's motor could ignite the fumes.

Vetus developed the DI model thrusters with sealed motor housings that meet the ISO 8846 Marine ignition protection standard.

IMPORTANT! These Bow 60 models, BOW6012D and BOW6024D, are not ignition protected. For help selecting the correct bow thruster to install on your boat, call and speak to a knowledgeable Jamestown Distributors customer service representative at 800-423-0030.

Vetus 60 Bow Thruster Features

  • Unique 6-blade, single-propeller design minimizes noise from cavitation.
  • Single propeller creates less disturbance of flow within the tunnel.
  • Flexible coupling between the high-efficiency motor and the tailpiece minimizes vibration.
  • Spiral gears reduce transmission noise.
  • Streamlined tailpiece optimizes flow.
  • Durable, Dupont™ Delrin® propeller reduces weight and eliminates corrosion.
  • Provides equal thrust in either direction.
  • Easy to install using complete operating instructions supplied.

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 thruster draws 200+ amps, a dedicated battery source is the ideal option)
  • Battery switch and appropriate gauge battery cable


Bow 60 Thrusters Specifications  BOW6012D  BOW6024D 
Boat Length (ft/m)  29-42 / 9-13  29-42 / 9-13 
Ignition Protection  No  No 
Voltage (V DC)  12  24 
Power (hp) 
Thrust Force (lbf/kgf)  132 / 60  154 / 60 
Motor, Reversible DC  Yes  Yes 
Continuous/Max. Operating Time (minutes) 
Weight of Thruster Unit (lbs)  48  48 
Current Consumption (amps)  280  140 
Main Fuse ''Slow Blow'' (amps)  200  100 
Batteries 12V (min/max AH)  1 x 105 / 1 x 145  2 x 55 / 2 x 70 
Battery Cables, Length Pos./Neg. (FT/AWG)  0-36.08/0 (1/0) 0-36.08-52.49/00 (2/0)  0-65.61 / 4 
Battery Main Switch (Model BATSW/Type BPMAIN  250 / 12  250 / 24 
Tunnel Internal Diameter (inches)  7-9/32  7-9/32 
Bow 60 Thrusters Dimensions (see images)  BOW6012D  BOW6024D 
A (inches)  5-41/64  5-41/64 
B (inches)  15-5/8  15-5/8 
C (inches)  3-1/32  3-1/32 
D (inches, min./max.)  14-9/16 / 29-9/64  14-9/16 / 29-9/64 
E (inches)  6-19/64  6-19/64 
F (diameter, inches)  5-1/8  5-1/8 
G (inches, min.)  7-9/32  7-9/32 
H (diameter, inches)  7-9/32  7-9/32 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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