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Vetus Bow 25 Electric Bow Thrusters

The Vetus 25 electric bow thruster adds lateral thrust to small boats with sideways thrust power of 55 pound-force (lbf)/ 25 kgf, improving maneuvering in tight spaces. Install the thruster below the waterline in the bow of the hull to alleviate the need for extra crew hands and line handling around the dock.

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

Bow 25 operates on a 12V system.

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

$1,615.95 / ea
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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)



Reversible DC motor 


2 hp (1.5 kW) 


55 lbf (250 N) 

Tunnel Diameter

4-11/32 inch 

Weight excluding Tunnel

22 lbs 

Current Consumption

200 Amps 

Maximum Operating Time

4 minutes per hour , 4 minutes continuous 

Main Fuse

125 Amps 

Batteries 12V DC

1 x 55 min. Ah / 1 x 70 max Ah 

Battery Cable Requirements

total length of positive and negative together 
0-37 ft / 2 AWG \\ 37-47 ft / 1 AWG  

Battery Main Switch Required

Vetus BATSW type 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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