For Ultimate Comfort On Board: Drive Systems for Yachts

They are optimized for noise and highly efficient. Propulsion technologies such as VIT or VIP are the basis for maximum on-board comfort on large yachts. VSP also guarantees a pleasant stay on board thanks to its active roll stabilization.

There is usually not much space to work with when planning propulsion systems for yachts. Nevertheless, owners demand propulsion units that meet the most stringent requirements for noise and vibration values, but still run with uncompromising efficiency and reliability Voith offers its customers a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion concepts that meet these demands in every respect.

The compact Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) is a good example: It does not need a shaft or a gear unit and has a rim-driven propeller that is powered by a permanent-magnet electric motor. This minimizes vibrations and noise emissions and simultaneously makes the drive unit powerful and highly responsive.


electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP)

The electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP) combines all advantages of the VSP with the electric motor of the Voith Inline Thruster. The result is a reliable, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and compact drive unit that is optimized for offshore and ferry applications as well as for use in tugs.

Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP)

Additional comfort is provided by the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP). Together with Voith roll stabilization, it offers a pleasant stay on board even in rough seas.

Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) and Voith Inline Propulsor (VIP)

Voith also offers the drive as the Voith Inline Propulsor (VIP), which can swing out and rotate by 360°. It combines the advantages of the VIT with those of all-round controllable propulsion. Thanks to their compact design and simple installation, the VIT and VIP can be easily retrofitted.

Voith Linear Jet (VLJ)

Due to its special design, the Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) has few moving parts, which makes the system robust and easy to maintain. In combination with the nozzle and rotor profile that are specially adapted to the ship, extremely low noise and vibration emissions are achieved.

iVSP: Controlling a virtual Voith Schneider Propeller

    With the help of the iVSP (Interactive Voith Schneider Propeller) program you can experience for yourself how a Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) actually works.

    iVSP 2.1

    We’ve completely redesigned the iVSP app and added features that make the Voith Schneider Propeller even more realistic in 3D. In Version 2.1, the standard ship is a double-ended ferry, which you control with virtual joysticks. The double-ended ferry has four propellers. You control the two fore propellers with the left joystick and the two aft propellers with the right joystick. In addition, Version 2.1 offers a completely new training mode. A typical docking procedure is simulated by positioning the ship in a marked field within a specified time.

    Download the latest version of the iVSP application and discover new features!



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        The reference in silent thrusters. Voith Rim-Drive technology in yachts

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      • Precise and safe maneuvering.
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