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VETUS Maxwell’s Topaz Demo Boat featuring the BOW PRO thrusters will be available for sea trials at Miami Boat Show
VETUS Maxwell’s Topaz Demo Boat featuring the BOW PRO thrusters will be available for sea trials at Miami Boat Show

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VETUS Maxwell - Miami International Boat Show: Experience Award-Winning VETUS Maxwell BOW PRO Proportional Thrusters on the Water at Miami Boat Show

Marine systems specialist’s 24-foot Topaz demo-boat is available for sea trials at Pier 1, Slip 168

Progressive Miami International Boat Show, February 15-19, Booth E115 – E Tent

VETUS Maxwell is offering visitors at this year’s Miami Boat Show the chance to go out on the water and experience the superior performance of its award-winning BOW PRO thrusters.

Available by appointment, the sea trials on the company’s bespoke 24ft Topaz demo-boat will showcase the precision-controlled and near-silent thrusters, plus the latest control technologies from Glendinning Marine and DockMate, as well as a YANMAR diesel engine. The VETUS BOW PRO thrusters are installed in the bow and stern to demonstrate the complete control possible in single-engine boats for even the most difficult maneuvers.

The innovative BOW PRO range combines VETUS’s highly-regarded electric thruster technology with its extremely quiet RimDrive, to provide near silent operation and precision proportional control. VETUS BOW PRO thrusters allow operators to command as little or as much power as needed with fingertip control and a runtime only limited by the size of the battery pack installed. BOW PRO thrusters are highly durable, energy efficient, safe and reliable, and are fitted with a maintenance-free brushless motor. The induction motor can handle both 12V and 24V inputs, making the BOW PRO series suitable for almost all boats.

On the demo-boat, the BOW PRO thrusters are connected to the Glendinning ProPilot Joystick Docking System, as well as the Dockmate Wireless Docking Solution. The newly-updated Glendinning system features a version of station position holding for single engine boats with the new BOW PRO DC Powered Thrusters.

New at the Miami Boat Show, VETUS Maxwell is also introducing an innovative and even more powerful version of its BOW PRO thruster, the BOW PRO Boosted. Incorporating an in-house-engineered intelligent motor controller, the new upgraded fully-proportional brushless models deliver all the remarkable features of the BOW PRO series with an added boost function.

Chris DeBoy, VETUS Maxwell Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said: “Our demo boat provides customers with a great chance to see the thruster technology up close and personal and to ask questions. BOW PRO thrusters provide phenomenal proportional control, making maneuvering boats in tight spaces easier than ever before. We are also pleased to showcase the new BOW PRO Boosted which is now available for customers.”

VETUS Maxwell is also presenting the FTR33038M for the first time at Miami - a rugged, highly-durable water strainer that is ideal for below-waterline installations and perfectly suited for fast semi-planing and planing vessels. Designed to perform under pressure, the heavy-duty model with newly-designed metal lid has been developed by VETUS using a composite polymer blend, NAVIDURIN®, which is able to withstand high levels of heat and pressure.

Sea trials on the VETUS Maxwell demo-boat will run throughout the 5-day show at Pier 1, Slip 168. To schedule an appointment and secure the chance to see the latest technology, email or call 410-712-0740.


For further information, please contact:

Chris Deboy
VETUS Maxwell
Tel: +1 (0)410 712 0740
Mobile: +1 (0)410-409-8108


Jules Riegal
Saltwater Stone
+44 (0) 1202 669244
+44 (0) 7973 737496

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About VETUS Maxwell - Making life on the water more enjoyable

VETUS Maxwell is an internationally-renowned developer and manufacturer of complete marine product systems ̶ including engines, generators, bow thrusters and control panels ̶ for recreational craft and small commercial vessels. VETUS Maxwell prides itself on innovation and the majority of the 4,000 products it supplies are part or wholly designed by its in-house engineers. Founded in 1964, VETUS has its headquarters near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, as well as subsidiaries in 16 other countries and a worldwide distribution and service network.

All products marketed by VETUS Maxwell are part of a complete system, with any connecting components also available for ease of use. VETUS Maxwell strives to ensure everything it supplies is as simple to install and maintain as possible, to make life on the water more enjoyable for its customers.

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