ATLANTIC Rudder mounted on 20k TEU

Van der Velden® ATLANTIC Rudder

• Oceangoing
• Course-keeping

The absence of moving parts significantly increases the rudder’s life-span and the Van der Velden®
ATLANTIC rudder is also known for its low drag and low vibration. Set course and sail…

The Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudder is a no-nonsense, ultrareliable conventional spade rudder that will ensure you superb course-keeping on long ocean crossings. Its proven hydrodynamic profile can be adapted to suit specific vessel requirements, such as when noise levels need reducing or cavitation decreased. The Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudder is also available with hollow profile and ART design



Why choose Van der Velden® ATLANTIC Rudder:

  • Smaller rudder surface and reduced weight compared to semi-spade
  • Low maintenance costs due to robust and simple design
  • Low prone to cavitation
  • 35º up to 50º rudder angle
  • Fuel efficient profiles due to low resistance
  • Good course-keeping requirement


Best suited to long distance sailing oceangoing Vessels for which a mix of good course-keeping paired with high efficiency (low resistance) has the highest priority. For vessels with high propeller load, we recommend the ART™ solution for fuel saving and reduced cavitation:

  • Container vessels
  • Bulk carrier
  • Tanker
  • Military: Patrol, Frigates, Research…


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