A guide to superyacht propellers and yacht propulsion
Working quietly below the waterline and behind closed doors, often out of sight out of mind for most, superyacht propellers and yacht propulsion systems are largely to credit for the swift movement and manoeuvrability of today’s superyachts.
Facilitating luxury worldwide travel, and adding to the thrill of cruising the Seven Seas on board, Yachting Pages presents a guide to superyacht propellers and yacht propulsion, with articles on choosing and maintaining yacht props, and the efficiency of alternative or ‘hybrid’ methods of yacht propulsion.
There are different types of propellers and propulsion systems for superyachts, essential to the management and maintenance of the yacht. Yachting Pages explores the different types, their functions and what effect they have on cruising.
Yacht propellers can take a beating, even in the best sailing conditions. Floating debris bend, chip and crack blades, and even minor nicks or scratches can rapidly have a negative affect on the yacht’s performance. With good design, regular maintenance and ongoing repair paramount, Yachting Pages looks into the design and upkeep of superyacht propellers.
With more owners, designers and builders looking for ways to utilise hybrid propulsion systems to power their vessels in recent years, Yachting Pages looks into hybrid yacht propulsion systems, considering the benefits and drawbacks of 'alternative' propulsion systems, and exploring hybrid superyachts.