The high efficiency Van der Velden® Hydro Dynamic (HD) profile rudders provide an excellent manoeuvring performance. Proven in the most stringent towing-tank trials, these high efficiency rudders can be used with or without a nozzle.
They have an asymmetrical profile and are always applied in a pair. The HD rudders have been especially developed for inland vessels in combination with a 2, 4 or 6 rudder propulsion set-up. The Van der Velden® HD rudders have a rudder angle of 60°, providing optimal slipstream guidance.
With this HD rudder you are assured of an excellent manoeuvring performance, maintenance-friendly design and a long lifespan.
For maximum performance it is advised to add a Van der Velden® Hydro spoiler to your package. This hydro spoiler improves propulsion efficiency, increases speed and enhances the ship’s course-keeping capabilities.
Another product especially developed for Van der Velden® HD rudders is the 2DWK steering gear; a sturdy, asymmetric steering gear.
Why Van der Velden® choose the HD rudder:
Our signature rudder for the inland waterways market. The profile is focused on challenging manoeuvring situations. Being in control even with low speeds.
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