New Player in the Rim Thruster Market

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

Rim-driven thruster technology has emerged and demonstrated potential for compact and super-silent maneuvering propulsion.


Silentdynamics customized rim-thruster-based propulsion solutions applications include tunnel thrusters, and Silentdynamics ERT thrusters can be configured to be retractable and/or azimuthing. Major benefits include low noise emissions and compact dimensions. This is achieved by utilizing carbon-fiber blades, water-lubricated hydrodynamic bearings and a hubless propeller design.


(As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine News -


Marine News Magazine, page 56,  Mar 2015

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