The Yachting division of Van der Velden Marine Systems will exhibit at Seatec 2010, the 8th International Exhibition of Technologies, Subcontracting and Design for Boat, Megayachts and Ship Builders in Carrara, Italy (10 – 12 February 2010).
Van der Velden can be found at the stand of Navaltecnica, our agent in Italy (Pavillion E, Line 38-39, Booth 1195). Navaltecnica serves and supports customers buying Van der Velden manoeuvring systems, rudders, steering gear and EPS thrusters. The stand will showcase a prototype of the revolutionary EPS thruster and the popular Barke rudder.
Van der Velden Marine Systems is 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 Van der Velden Atlantic rudder is a no-nonsense, ultra-reliable conventional rudder with excellent course-keeping qualities. The absence of moving parts significantly increases its life-span and the Atlantic rudder is also renowned for its low drag and low vibration.
The new Van der Velden Commander rotary vane steering gear incorporates the second generation of compact rudder actuators designed by Paul Wagner. The advanced sealing technology prevents internal leakage and offers a greatly extended seal life. The simple, robust and compact design of the steering gear and the fact that it only has one movable part ensures trouble-free and maintenance-free operation.
The revolutionary EPS Silent thruster, which is also available in a retractable version, represents a breakthrough in the fields of noise levels, low weight, space saving and comfort. The success of the EPS Side Tunnel thruster led to the development of a propulsion variant, the EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster, which can also be deployed as a main propeller.