Vetus Bow 35 F Electric Thruster
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Vetus Bow 35 F Electric Bow Thruster

The Vetus 35 F Electric Bow Thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 77 pound-force (lbf)/ 35 kgf. The new BOW3512F Model features all of the updates of the BOW3512E but is designed to fit a 125mm diameter tube, allowing it to be installed in even smaller boats.

Install below the waterline in the bow of the hull for advanced maneuverability in tight spaces. Vetus bow thrusters feature a streamlined bronze tail piece and composite propeller designed for quiet, effective thrust.

These units can also be used as stern thrusters. Just mount them in combination with the appropriately sized stern thruster kit.

$1,625.98 / ea
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Vetus 35 Bow Thruster Features

  • Unique 6-blade propeller design minimizes noise from cavitation.
  • Single propeller creates less disturbance of flow within the tunnel.
  • Flexible coupling between the motor and the tailpiece minimizes vibration
  • Spiral gears reduce transmission noise.
  • Streamlined tailpiece optimizes flow.
  • Durable, Dupont™ Delrin® propeller reduces weight and eliminates corrosion.
  • 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 35 Thrusters Specifications  BOW3512F 
Boat Length (ft/m)  23-28 / 7-8.5 
Ignition Protection  No 
Voltage (V DC)  12 
Power (hp) 
Thrust Force (lbf/kgf)  77 / 35 
Motor, Reversible DC  Yes 
Max./Continuous Operating Time (minutes) 
Weight of Thruster Unit (lbs)  26 
Current Consumption (amps)  205 
Main Fuse ''Slow Blow'' (amps)  160 
Batteries 12V (min/max AH)  1 x 55 / 1 x 105 
Battery Cables, Length Pos./Neg. (FT/AWG)  0-36.08/ 2 
Battery Main Switch (Model BATSW/Type BPMAIN  250 / 12 
Tunnel Internal Diameter (inches/mm)  4-59/64 / 125mm 
Bow 35 Thrusters Dimensions (see images)  BOW3512F 
A (inches)  5-7/16 
B (inches)  11-11/16 
C (inches)  3-7/64 
D (inches, min./max.)  33-13/16 /23 5/8 
E (inches)  5-55/64 
F (diameter, inches)  4-13/32 
G (inches, min.)  5-29/32 
H (diameter, inches)  5-29/32 
BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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