ABB's Canoe With Pod Propellers? !

- Apr 11, 2018-

ABB’s Azipod pod propeller will power Oceanco’s “Tuhura” superyacht. The “Tuhura” superyacht is inspired by the Polynesian rowing boat and equipped with the latest technology, fully adapted to the form of a rowing boat. ABB’s counter-rotating pod thrusters have boosted the efficiency by 10%. Since its introduction in the 1990s, ABB's pod propellers have become standard in the yachting industry. welding overlay


The "Tuhura" was launched by Oceanco, a Dutch superyacht construction company, at the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show held in February. It was designed by Oceanco and Lobanov Design Studio, BMT Nigel Gee and in-house designer Achille Salvagni. This new yacht is 115 meters long and uses the latest technology.
"Tuhura" can be seen from the aerial view at the top of the design inspired by its early canoe, but it looks more elegant and more streamlined beauty. The horizontal windows of the ship's hull adopt advanced glass technology, which facilitates complete transparency of the internal vision, but from the outside, the window presents black similar to the hull. pipe fittings


The hull and propulsion system were developed in cooperation with BMT. The form of canoe allows it to have a more efficient hull with lower drag, good wave resistance and excellent operability. slip on flange


The hybrid counter-rotating propeller consists of two propellers that rotate on the center line. This configuration takes advantage of the rotational energy left by the advancing propeller slip, which will increase the hydrodynamic propulsion efficiency by approximately 10%. weld neck flange