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Feathering Propellers

A new generation of feathering 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.


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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.

Technical Data:

Modern folding propellers for engines from 20 up to 750hp with cambered blade design and excellent thrust. 

The VARIFOLD 2-blade is available in sizes 12″-17″ both for shaft assemblies and for the saildrive. Modern blade design for smooth running and minimum noise and vibration.

The VARIFOLD 3-blade is developed especially for cruising and racing yachts and offers a combination of good thrust, improved performance in reverse manoeuvers and smooth, quiet running when powered.

The VARIFOLD 4-blade propeller delivers greatly increased top speed under sail and smoother running when powered.


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