Van der Velden present at SEATEC

The Yachting division of Van der Velden Marine Systems will exhibit at Seatec 2009, the 7th International Exhibition of Technologies and Subcontracting for Boat and Ship Builders in Carrara, Italy (5 – 7 February 2009). We can be found at the stand of Navaltecnica, our agent in Italy (Pavillion E, Line 38-39, Booth 1195). Navaltecnica serves and supports customers buying Van der Velden manoeuvring systems, rudders, steering gear and EPS™ thrusters. The stand will showcase a prototype of the revolutionary EPS™ thruster and the popular BARKE® rudder.

Van der Velden Marine Systems is a major supplier of hydraulic integrated systems to superyachts. One of the key products is the original BARKE® rudder, which ensures excellent manoeuvrability and course keeping qualities. An innovative and sophisticated high-lift design results in minimal wear on the linkage and reduces noise and vibration. High-lift manoeuvring equipment such as the BARKE® rudder is also very suitable and efficient for meeting the requirements of modern yachts with Dynamic Positioning systems.
The Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudder is a no-nonsense, ultra-reliable conventional rudder with excellent course-keeping qualities. The absence of moving parts significantly increases its life-span and the ATLANTIC rudder is also renowned for its low drag and low vibration.

The revolutionary EPS™ Silent thruster, which is also available in a retractable version, represents a breakthrough in the fields of noise levels, low weight, space saving and comfort.
The success of the EPS™ Side Tunnel thruster led to the development of a propulsion variant, the EPS™ Azimuthing Retractable thruster, which can also be deployed as a main propeller.