Van der Velden® MASTER rudder

• Oceangoing
• High manoeuvrability

The Van der Velden® MASTER rudder offers a long life-span and low maintenance. The absence of moving parts makes it a great option for vessels operating in shallow waters, while the combination of a 70º rudder angle with upper and lower endplates allows for a high lift. This design can be optimised to suit a wide range of vessels.
Characterised by its fishtail shaped trailing edge, the Van der Velden® MASTER rudder offers very good manoeuvring performance and smooth course keeping. Manoeuvrability is made even more efficient by the remarkable use of the propeller slipstream.
The Van der Velden® MASTER rudder is also available in ART MASTER design



Why choose Van der Velden® MASTER rudder:

  • Reliable robust design
  • Rudder can act as a powerful sternthruster
  • Not vulnerable to damage as no movable parts
  • Low maintenance
  • High manoeuvrability


Best suited to oceangoing vessels of all sizes that travel relatively short distances and frequently have to come in and out of harbours or change position:

  • Platform supply vessels such as AHTS's
  • Purse seiners
  • Chemical tankers
  • Panamax tankers
  • Deep sea anchor handlers
  • Car carriers


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