Propulsion Systems

Technoslide are the agents for a number of manufacturers of marine propulsion systems. Marine propulsion systems can take many forms including: propeller, water jet, paddle wheel, sails, poles, paddles, oars and, experimentally, magneto-hydrodynamic drive. They all rely upon Newton's third law of motion. With the exception of poles and sails, propulsion is achieved by pushing water in the opposite direction the vessel is intended to move. Energy is required, either internal, or from the environment as in the cases of wind and solar power.

The UltraJet range of marine waterjet propulsion and control systems (aka water jet propulsion, water-jet propulsion, hydrojet propulsion, & jet pump) is designed, manufactured, and supported by Ultra Dynamics. Formerly Dowty waterjets, UltraJet propulsion units are well suited to the performance and durability requirements of military, paramilitary, commercial, passenger, and pleasure craft in real-world conditions. Today’s UltraJet product range benefits from 50 years of experience with waterjet propulsion. Ultra Dynamics is a British company with a manufacturing branch also in Columbus, Ohio.

Technoslide are also agents for Schottel, a German company manufacturing a number of marine propulsion systems including:

  • controllable-pitch propellers - The simple structure of the SCP guarantees a high level of user-friendliness, and the robust design keeps maintenance requirements to a minimum and ensures it a long service life.
  • transverse thrusters - optimized solutions even for special applications in which extremely low noise generation is required.
  • rudderpropellers - As the underwater components can be steered through 360 degrees, the full propulsive power can also be used for manoeuvring and dynamic positioning of the ship.
  •  Combi drives - In contrast to pod drives with an electric motor inside the underwater pod, the motor in the new propulsion system will be integrated vertically into the support tube of the Rudderpropeller.
  •  Pump-jet - An impeller sucks in water from under the hull and forces it into a pump housing. The outlet nozzles are fitted in the bottom plate, making it possible for the jet to be installed in a flat-bottomed hull too.

Please contact us for further information about marine propulsion systems.