• who-dutch-thruster-groupThe Dutch Thruster Group BV is your propulsion partner.

    We combine 30 years of expertise in mechanical drive systems, engineering and project management in the marine-, military- and offshore industry.

  • whatDutch Thruster Group is your one stop shop for thruster systems meant for propelling, maneuvering, mooring and positioning. In addition we supply stabilizers, generator sets, conventional drive systems and PTO's. All products can be "Configured to Order", are of commercial grade and meet all class requirements.

  • whereThe Dutch Thruster Group was established in 2007 in Rotterdam the main port of Europe. Our Head office is located in Numansdorp, 20 km south of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our local representatives are present on six continents and in a growing number of countries.
  • how...System integrator

    In collaboration with naval architects, ship owners, ship yards and suppliers we continuously develop our range of products.

    DTG staff is at your service from the initial design phase to onboard installation, ensuring flexible and professional support throughout your order.

Thrusters have become an essential addition for manoeuvring today's maritime vessels. To provide thrust in all directions we supply thrusters suitable for Offshore vessels, Navy vessels, Commercial Vessels and Yachts in three different models:

Deck Mounted Thrusters

Deck Mounted

Deck mounted thrusters are typically used in cases where machinery space inside the hull is not available, or in cases where temporary means of propulsion are required. These thrusters are purpose built to meet customer requirements and come with features such as 360 degrees azimuth function, a tilting function for propeller inspection and a retracting function for optimized thrust at varying draugths. The thruster drive train can be configured as L-drive or Z-drive with E-Motor, H-Motor or Diesel engine power source. Interfacing systems such as Autopilot and Dynamic Positioning are available as option.  

Retractable thrusters

retractableA thru-hull tunnel thruster which can be retracted into the hull after duty. We can supply electric driven and hydraulic driven retractable thruster from 20kW to 2000kW. The motor travels up and down with the thruster, so the drive line is never disconnected. Depending on the vessel hull material the thrusters can be supplied in aluminium or in steel construction, depending on vessel hull material. A full plug & play hydraulic driven package consists of a retractable thruster with hydraulic motor, closed system hydraulic power pack with proportional valve control and a main control panel with proportional joystick for stepless control.

Azimuth thrusters


A 360 degrees’ rotatable thruster that is often used for main propulsion. They are available from 60kW to 2300kW. Every configuration can be optimized for vessel speed or for maximum bollard thrust. Azimuth thrusters are available in Z-drive configuration with direct diesel engine drive or in L-drive configuration for electric motor or hydraulic motor drive. The control system comes with an interface for the Auto pilot system. An interface for Dynamic positioning systems is optional.
Azimuth thrusters can replace conventional propulsion and rudder steering systems to perform both the propulsion and steering functions. When enhanced manoeuvrability is required in applications such as dynamic positioning, ship escort and ship docking services.

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Visiting address

Dutch Thruster Group BV
The Netherlands

T +31 880 31 8800

Typical applications

Mega yachts
Merchant vessels
Passenger vessels
Offshore vessels
Support vessels
Marine vessels
Coast guard vessels