Schottel: Propelling Inland Waterways for 65 Years

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

Since the 1950’s, SCHOTTEL propels inland waterway vessels with Z-drives and individually fitted thruster concepts. On the Amazon River Schottel thrusters, modified especially for shallow draft operation with a flat bottom nozzle that is partially integrated into the vessels hull, are driven directly by diesel engines. This nozzle concept reduces the draft of the vessel and thus reduces the danger of grounding and enables more clearance in shallow areas.

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

Marine News Magazine, page 58,  Jun 2015

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