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Vetus Bow 75 Electric Bow Thrusters

The Vetus 75 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 165 pound-force (lbf)/ 75 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 75 Specifications  12 Volt Model  24 Volt Model 
Motor  6 hp (4.4 kW)  6 hp (4.4 kW) 
Power  165 lbf (750 N)  165 lbf (750 N) 
Tunnel Diameter  7-9/32 inch  7-9/32 inch 
Weight excluding Tunnel  57 lbs  57 lbs 
Current Consumption  500 Amps  280 Amps 
Operating Time  2 minutes per hour , 2 minutes continuous  3 minutes per hour , 3 minutes continuous 
Main Fuse  300 Amps, slow blow  160 Amps, slow blow 
Batteries 12V DC  1 x 143 min. Ah / 2 x 120 max Ah  1 x 70 min. Ah / 2 x 143 max Ah 
Battery Cable Requirementstotal length of positive and negative together  0-27 ft / 00 AWG \\ 27-34 ft / 000 AWG   60 ft / 1 AWG 
Battery Main Switch RequiredVetus BATSW type  BATSW 250  BATSW 100 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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