Throughout our 150 years of business we have maintained a position at the leading edge of propeller design and manufacture but perhaps that lead is even greater today with the launch of the Autoprop Eco*Star. The product of four years of research and development the Eco*Star is the propeller for electrically or hybrid powered vessels.
The sailing yacht ‘Ya’ recently arrived back in her home port of Medemblik Holland to a hero’s welcome. The enthusiastic welcome was fully justified as the yacht had just sailed around the world without the use of any fossil fuels; the first yacht to have done so in modern times.
Bruntons Propellers long awaited new CPP System made its public debut at the METS exhibition in Amsterdam.
Bruntons Propellers recently delivered what is thought to be the first four blade titanium folding propeller manufactured. Specifically designed for the latest Baltic Yachts launch, a Baltic 115 Custom, this 36” Varifold titanium propeller is between forty and 50 kilos lighter than a standard Varifold, but loses nothing in terms of its performance, strength and durability.
When Sir Chay Blyth and Andrew Roberts conceived the idea of a round the world race against the winds and currents for amateurs in the late 80’s both of them would never have believed that their brain child’s of boats would go on for a quarter of a century. In actual fact they first thought that these boats would only do one race.
Non-stop circumnavigation complete with Autoprop
Having decided to remove the diesel engine on his yacht and fit an electric one the owner of the Forna 41 Zigzag 3, Wim Clinkspoor, was confronted with a considerable reduction in propulsive power.
Dick Durham, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, author, journalist, and biographer tells us about his experience with our Varifold folding propeller on his 100-year-old gaff-rigged cutter, Betty II.