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The VEEMKaplan propeller series is suited to nozzle applications and is extremely popular for trawlers, tugs and other vessels requiring high towing or bollard pull thrust. The Kaplan propeller is designed to operate in a nozzle and has excellent thrust characteristics in low speed applications. The Kaplan propeller has a combination of aerofoil sections and double ogival sections towards the tip. The blade contour has a wide tip that is designed to run with a close fit to the inside of the nozzle. Each Kaplan propeller is customised for rake, blade area and boss detail to suit the specific requirements of each vessel.

The VEEMKaplan incorporates the following features;

  • Durable blade design,
  • High reverse thrust trailing edge detail,
  • Efficient low speed operation,
  • High efficiency double ogival blade sections, kaplan-yacht
  • VEEM’s highly successful anti-singing edge detail,
  • Minimum manufacturing accuracy of ISO 484/2 Class S,
  • VEEM’s robotic high lustre polished blade surface,
  • ISO 1940/1 G2.5 (gas turbine) high accuracy dynamic balancing,


Diameter:500mm – 2000mm (20″ – 80″)
Pitch Distribution:Constant Pitch
Blade Section Type:Aerofoil/Ogival
Skew:0 Degrees
Blade Rake:As required
Material:NiBrAl (Nickel Aluminium Bronze)
Manufacturing Standard:ISO 484/2 Class 1
Balance Standard:ISO 1940/1 G6.3
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