This Quick BTQ185 DP thruster can be used on either bow or stern, and has an electric DC motor with double propellers. Available in either 12V or 24V and three different motor power options, all of which require a tunnel diameter of 185mm (7.3 inches).
For the thruster to operate, you must also purchase a controller, control cable, fuse, fuse holder and bow or stern tunnel. A second controller, control cable extension lead & a splitter are also required for dual-station installations.
The superior quality of Quick thrusters is acknowledged by the best boatbuilders worldwide. Designed and manufactured in Quick Nautical Equipment premises, this Quick BTQ185 DP thruster boasts the 'Made-in-Italy' prestige in every component. It can be installed on either bow or stern, and has an electric DC motor with double propellers. Available in 12V or 24V, and three different motor power options, all of which require a tunnel diameter of 185mm (7.3 inches).
Tunnel thrusters are the most common type of thrusters. The tunnel is installed through either the bow or the stern, and below the waterline. The tunnel protects the propulsion unit and concentrates the propeller’s thrust. All Quick thrusters can be installed both on both bow and stern thanks to the suitable tunnels which allow the two different installations.
Please note that in order for the thruster to operate, you must also purchase separately:
Dual-Station (e.g. a vessel with a flybridge)
All items for a single station, with the addition of:
If you have a large vessel and need to walk around it to get a better view of the dock whilst mooring, you may also wish to purchase a hand-held remote control in addition to the main, fixed thruster control:
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What if my boat is smaller than 8m (26ft) or larger than 15m (49ft)?
If your boat is larger than 15m (31ft) than you will need a larger thruster. The table below provides a rough guide of which thrusters are most appropriate for each boat length. The full range of Quick Nautical Equipment thrusters includes different models, with thrust performance from 25 to 1000 kilogram-force (Kgf), for boats up to about 57m in length (188ft).
|Boat Length||Quick Thruster Type||Quick Thruster Series|
|4.8 - 30m (16-99 ft)||DC Thrusters||BTQ Series|
|7 - 21m (23-69 ft)||Retractable Thrusters||BTR/BTVR Series|
|7.9 - 30m (26-99 ft)||DC-AC Thrusters||BT DC-AC Series|
|10 - 21.9m (33-72 ft)||Hydro-Retractable Thrusters||BTRH Series|
|18 - 47m (59-155 ft)||AC Thrusters||BTAC Series|
|10 - 57m (33-188 ft)||Hydraulic Thrusters||BTH Series|
Better performances, lower absorption
The 4-blade propellers guarantee maximum thrust performance and reduction in current absorption. They are made of composite materials, resistant in every condition. The counter-rotating system offers better thrust performances. The two propellers have each been designed to suit left side and right side, to guarantee the same upper performances in both directions.
The gearbox has been designed so that the behaviour of the propeller is unaffected in either direction. The bronze propeller gear leg is provided with a hydrodynamic profile that minimizes turbulence.
Maintenance is not required since the special highly-resistant components guarantee a perfect lubrication seal for life. The anodic aluminium protection is easily replaceable. In case of total corrosion of the anode, the propeller doesn’t get lost because it’s fixed directly to the pod, independently from the anode.
The elastic joint that optimizes the alignment between motor and gearbox is an exclusive Quick design. This acts as an even-tension device, preserving the operating system from impulses from the bow thruster, with above-average results.
(A x B x C)
|12||3.3||275||65||8-11||17.6||292 x 185 x 267|
|24||3.3||175||65||8-11||17.8||278 x 185 x 267|
|12||4.3||400||85||10-13||17.9||329 x 185 x 267|
|24||4.3||275||85||10-13||20.5||280 x 185 x 267|
|12||6.3||400||105||12-15||27.5||410 x 185 x 267|
|24||6.3||275||105||12-15||25.1||374 x 185 x 267|
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