Vetus Bow 220 Electric Bow Thrusters
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Vetus Bow 220 Electric Bow Thrusters

The Vetus 220 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust power of 485 pound-force (lbf)/ 220 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 tight quarters.

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

220 Thruster available in 24V model only.

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

$6,984.45 / ea
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Motor  Reversible DC motor 
Power  15 hp (11 kW) 
Thrust  485 lbf (2200 N)  
Tunnel Diameter  11-13/16 inch 
Weight excluding Tunnel  150 lbs 
Current Consumption  760 Amps 
Operating Time  5 minutes per hour , 2 minutes continuous  
Main Fuse  500 Amps 
Batteries 12V DC  2 x 200 min. Ah / 4 x 165 max Ah  
Battery Cable Requirements total length of positive and negative together   0 - 63 ft / 0000 AWG (same as 4/0 AWG)  
Battery Main Switch Required Vetus BATSW type   BATSW 600 


  • 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.


BRAND: Vetus
Type: Bow Thrusters
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