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Feathering Propellers

A new generation of feathering and folding propellers for sailing yachts.

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User-friendly superior feathering propeller. The VARIPROP blades automatically balance themselves into the position with the least drag creating optimal sailing characteristics for your yacht.

VARIPROP GP 2-blade for small sailing yachts with an engine power of 6-40kW / 8-30HP.         

VARIPROP GP 3-blade for cruising yachts with an engine power of 6-100kW / 8-140 HP.      

VARIPROP GP 4-blade for offshore vessels.      

VARIPROP GP 5-blade pure power and precise handling.   

VARIPROP XLS for tall ships and superyachts – any engine power.

SPW is the only manufacturer of feathering propellers in the world to offer this model for a maximum engine output of up to 550kW/750HP. The Variprop XLS is available up to a size of 62″ (almost 1.6m in diameter). The XLS model was designed for tall ships and super yachts that do not have a controllable pitch propeller system installed. It can be easily mounted on conventional shafts.

Unique features:

– Independently adjustable external pitch control. Forward and reverse pitches can be changed in just a few seconds – even underwater.

– Integrated shock absorber (patented) build into the VARIPROR XLS hub. 

– German precision engineering, robustness and long life.

– Comes fully assembled, ready to be mounted on the shaft.


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Available as 2- and 3- blade version for either sail drive or shaft drive. Ideal for small series yachts with engine installations from 6 to 40hP. 

  • Perfect blade design
  • Impact absorbing buffers at the blade opening
  • Robust Nibral bronze guarantees durability
  • MRI quality tested

The VARIFOLD smart combines all the advantages of a fixed pitch propeller with the low drag of a folding propeller for optimised sailing. Due to the special blade design, the VARIFOLD smart also has a quiet, low-vibration run for relaxed motoring and offers good manoeuvring in the harbour.

Available as 3- and 4- blade version for engines up to 750hP.

  • Cambered blade design
  • Excellent thrust


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