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Hydro Dynamic (HD) rudders have an asymmetrical profile and are always applied in a pair.

Van der Velden® Hydro Dynamic (HD) rudder

• Inland vessels
• High manoeuvrability

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.

Specifcations

ADVANTAGES

Why Van der Velden® choose the HD rudder:

  • High manoeuvrability
  • Long lifespan
  • Optimal slipstream guidance
  • Maintenance-friendly design
  • Improved speed
  • Reduction of fuel consumption

Application

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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