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Thruster service

Experienced specialists perform the best thruster service

Quality work since 1969

Marine Service

West-Marine A/S is your experienced partner in ship thruster service. We have been providing reliable service to the maritime industry for over 50 years and are experts in ensuring that your thrusters perform at their best.

Our extensive experience and expertise in marine service make us the ideal choice for overhauling your ship’s thrusters. We understand the importance of these systems for your vessel’s maneuverability and efficiency.

With our wide range of steerable ZF Azimuth thrusters, we can offer you a tailored solution that perfectly suits your needs. Our modular design allows us to customize thrusters for both diesel and electrically driven vessels.

Trust West-Marine A/S for reliable and professional marine service and thruster service. We are here to ensure that your vessel remains in top condition, allowing you to navigate safely and efficiently at sea.

Experts in

Thruster Overhaul

Our motto at the workshop is “Thrust In Us,” and we mean it.

We offer the best service and repair of your thruster at our workshop in Esbjerg. For us, the result is crucial.

Learn more about our service and repair of industrial and marine equipment. Whether you need repair, overhaul, retrofitting, or any form of service, it is performed by West-Marine A/S either at our workshop, on the ship, or on the rig itself.

Our skilled employees have broad knowledge and extensive experience in servicing and repairing equipment for both marine, offshore, and industrial applications.

What is a Thruster?

A thruster is a critical piece of equipment aboard a ship that provides increased maneuverability and control, especially in tight waters or during docking. It operates by creating a powerful flow of water using a propeller that can be directed in various directions to move the ship sideways, forward, or backward without relying on the main engine. At West-Marine, we specialize in servicing and maintaining these thrusters to ensure that your vessel is always able to navigate safely and efficiently, regardless of the challenges you face at sea.

Bow Thrusters and Stern Thrusters

Bow thrusters and stern thrusters are both types of thrusters used to improve the maneuverability and control of a ship, but they are located in different positions and serve different purposes.

Bow thrusters are mounted on the front part of the ship, usually below the waterline near the ship’s bow. They are primarily used to assist in turning or maneuvering the ship, especially when it needs to enter or exit ports or narrow channels. Bow thrusters allow the ship to turn around its own axis without relying on the main engine or rudder.

Stern thrusters, on the other hand, are located on the ship’s stern, usually below the waterline near the ship’s aft. They are mainly used to improve the ship’s control and maneuverability, especially during backing or when the ship needs to reverse. Stern thrusters allow the ship to move sideways or backward without relying on the main engine or rudder.

In short: Bow thrusters are located at the front of the ship and assist with turns and maneuvers, while stern thrusters are located at the back of the ship and assist with backward movements and control.

How to choose the right Thruster?

Choosing the right thruster for your ship is crucial to ensure optimal maneuverability and control, regardless of the conditions you encounter at sea. Here are some key factors to consider when making your choice:

  1. Type and size of the vessel: Identify the type of vessel you have and consider its size and weight. Smaller boats may only require a single thruster, while larger ships may need multiple or more powerful thrusters to achieve the desired maneuverability.

  2. Purpose: Consider how you primarily intend to use your thruster. Is it mainly for harbor entrances and docking, or do you need extra control during navigation through tight waters or in rough weather?

  3. Placement: Consider where you will place your thruster on your ship. Bow thrusters and stern thrusters have different characteristics and applications, so it’s important to choose the right placement for your needs.

  4. Power and control: Evaluate the thruster’s power and control options. Do you want a thruster with variable speed or specific maneuvering functions to meet your precise requirements?

By considering these factors and consulting experts like West-Marine A/S, you can ensure that you choose the right thruster that perfectly suits your ship and sailing needs.

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Who can help find the right thruster system?

If you’re looking to install a thruster system on your boat, it’s important to contact experts who specialize in marine equipment and service. At West-Marine A/S, our dedicated team of professionals is ready to help you choose the right thruster system for your boat, regardless of size or needs.

Our expertise spans decades, and we have helped numerous customers improve their ships’ maneuverability and control with our state-of-the-art thruster systems. Our extensive range of thrusters and our ability to customize solutions to your specific requirements make us the ideal choice when it comes to installing thrusters on your boat.

Contact West-Marine A/S today, and let us help you choose the perfect thruster system that will make your sailing more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Do you have questions to
our services and repairs?

If you’re looking for thruster overhaul, service, or repair, we’re ready to help.

At West-Marine, we have experts who are always ready to assist you with the right thruster solution.

West-Marine A/S is a maritime company, which provides products and solutions to industrial, marine & offshore.

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    07:00 - 16:00

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    07:00 - 13:30

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