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Vetus Bow 95 Electric Bow Thrusters

The Vetus 95 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 210 pound-force (lbf)/ 95 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. Available with or without ignition protected motors, ignition protected models include a sealed casing that encloses the motor from explosive gases and encapsulates areas where open sparks are a possibility.

$2,199.99 / 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)
    • Battery switch and appropriate gauge battery cable.


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

Bow 95 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  210 lbf (950 N)  210 lbf (950 N) 
Tunnel Diameter  7-9/32 inch  7-9/32 inch 
Weight excluding Tunnel  66 lbs  66 lbs 
Current Consumption  610 Amps  320 Amps 
Operating Time  3 minutes continuous / 3 minutes per hour  3.5 minutes continuous / 3.5 minutes per hour 
Main Fuse  425 Amps, slow blow  200 Amps, slow blow 
Batteries 12V DC  1x165 min Ah/ 2x143 max. Ah  2x110 min Ah/ 2x143 max. Ah 
Battery Cable Requirements total length of positive and negative  0 - 37 ft / 0000 AWG  0 - 59 ft / 1 AWG 
Battery Main Switch Required Vetus BATSW type  BATSW 250  BATSW 100 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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