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Vetus Bow 125 Electric Bow Thrusters

The Vetus Bow 125 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 275 pound-force (lbf)/ 125 kgf. Install thrusters below the waterline in the bow of the hull for advanced maneuverability in tight spaces. When traditional line handling is not a possibility, such as a short-handed crew, thrusters provide immeasurable peace of mind during stressful maneuvering around the dock.

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

Models available with or without ignition protected motors in 12V or 24V. Ignition protected models include a sealed casing that encloses the motor from explosive gases and encapsulates areas where open sparks are a possibility.

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  • 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.


Vetus Bow Thruster units are also used as stern thrusters. Simply mount the unit in combination with the appropriate sized stern thruster kit.
Bow 125 Specifications  12 Volt Model  24 Volt Model 
Motor  Reversible DC motor  Reversible DC motor 
Power  7.5 hp (5.3 kW)  7.5 hp (5.3 kW) 
Thrust  275 lbs (1250 N)  275 lbs (1250 N) 
Tunnel Diameter  9-7/8 inch  9-7/8 inch 
Weight excluding Tunnel  81 lbs  81 lbs 
Current Consumption  800 Amps  450 Amps 
Maximum Operating Time  2.5 minutes continuous/ 2.5 minutes per hour  2.5 minutes continuous/ 2.5 minutes per hour 
Main Fuse  500 Amps  250 Amps 
Batteries 12V DC  1 x 225 min Ah / 2 x 225 max Ah  2 x 108 min Ah / 2 x 200 max Ah 
Battery Cable Requirements total length of positive and negative  0 - 28 ft/ 2x0 AWG \\ 28 - 36 ft/ 2x00 AWG   0 - 64 ft/ 00 AWG  
Battery Main Switch Required Vetus BATSW type  BATSW 600  BATSW 250 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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