Award winning EPS™ thruster exhibits at Monaco Yacht Show

The Yachting division of Van der Velden Marine Systems, a member of the Holland Yachting Group, will exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show (19-22 September 2007). Its stand will showcase a prototype of the revolutionary EPS™ thruster and a video presentation. Van der Velden Marine Systems can be found in the Darse Nord Air Conditioned Tent, QDNULL.

Winner of the DAME Award at METS 2005 and the 2006 Dutch Maritime Innovation Award, the silent EPS™ thruster represents a breakthrough in the fields of noise levels, low weight, space saving and comfort. Owners and naval architects also benefit in terms of power-performance, robustness and environmental friendliness.

The EPS™ thruster is available in five inner diameters (450, 550, 650, 800, 1050) and 12 different power ratings (from 22 to 295 kW). Van der Velden Marine Systems has various tunnel and retractable versions of the EPS™ thruster in The Netherlands and abroad. More than 20 thrusters have been ordered, including the first retractable azimuthing versions.

Van der Velden’s portfolio ranges from high-tech rudders and steering gear to passerelles, side boarding ladders and marine cranes. The company is also a major supplier of hydraulic integrated systems to superyachts. The benefits of its BARKE® rudder typifies the added value offered by a Van der Velden solution: maximum manoeuvrability, optimal comfort, smooth cruising and low noise levels. 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.