Azimuthing propulsors

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Azimuthing Propulsors

Azimuthing propulsors are propulsors which can be rotated. Propulsors may be mounted in the pods themselves, connected via mechnical drive shafts (such as in Z-drives), or in-line (such as in waterjets).


  • Directorial thrust increases maneuverability
  • Can be positioned to oppose heeling moments or lateral accelerations
  • Can be used for dynamic positioning


  • Increased driveline complexity, either by phase change or extended drivelines & direction changes.
  • Increased navigational draft due to under hull projections.
  • Optimal efficiency requires electronic monitoring and controls.
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