ABT-TRAC Retractable Thrusters stand in a league of their own. They are fitted with high efficiency piston motors and mounted beneath custom fiberglass inserts to fit seamlessly in any hull. Hydraulic motors power the retract mechanism, which mechanically locks in place when not deployed.
The Retractable Thrusters perform perfectly in high speed, low hull-depth boats looking to remove drag completely. Custom hull plates are mounted underneath the thruster to seamlessly seal the hull and remove all potential for drag. The thrusters are designed to automatically retract with forward motion of the boat in the event of a hydraulic failure.
Thruster control is available in single or proportional speed. Proportional thruster control enables precise maneuvering control.
Most ABT-TRAC hydraulic thrusters are powered by a TRAC Integrated Hydraulic system. Integrated hydraulics may also support stabilizers, windlasses, capstans, cranes, or other hydraulic equipment.
ABT-TRAC hydraulic thrusters are built for heavy-duty service. Gears and bearings are intentionally oversized.
ABT-TRAC propeller hubs shroud the gearbox to protect the prop shaft. A rotating seal guard provides absolute protection of the shaft seals.
ABT-TRAC systems are extensively documented and delivered ready-to-install. Expert support is always available from factory technicians and through our global service network.
ABT-TRAC hydraulic thrusters are installed as standard equipment by more of the world's top yacht builders than any other brand. For exceptional performance, highest quality, and unmatched support, choose ABT-TRAC.