Van der Velden® Marine Systems, winner of last year’s DAME Design Award, will again participate at METS. The company’s Yachting division will have a stand showcasing a prototype of the revolutionary EPS™ thruster along with a video presentation of its benefits. Location Manager Ron Koekenbier and Export Sales Manager Marcel Vos will man stand number 02.429 during the METS, which this year runs from 14 up to and including 16 November in the Amsterdam RAI.
Offering major benefits to owners and naval architects in terms of power-performance, noise, weight, robustness and environmental friendliness, the innovative EPS™ thruster has already been ordered by major yards such as Royal Huisman. It is now available in five versions with the following inner diameters: 450, 550, 650, 800 and the new 1050. A compact retractable version is also available of the EPS™ thruster, which has just been chosen as one of the three final nominees for the 2006 Dutch Maritime Innovation Award.
Van der Velden’s portfolio ranges from high-tech rudders and steering gear to passerelles, side boarding ladders, hydraulic and silent EPS™ bow thrusters. 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.
The new issue of Van der Velden's in-house magazine Headway will be available at METS, featuring the very latest product information and projects.