REALLY MUST HAVE A PROPELLER WHEN SAILING?
HAVE THE BEST WITH THE VARIFOLD
Varifold – the folding propeller for larger cruising yachts, cruiser racers and purely racing yachts of all sizes with engines from 10 to 1000hp.
Varifold folding propellers have taken the market by storm. Regularly fitted by such notable yacht building names as Baltic, Swan, Wally, Moody and Oyster, the complete range of Varifolds has a model for cruiser racing and racing yachts of every size. Varifold is revolutionary in design and brings a revolution to the yachts they are fitted to. Radical reductions in noise and vibration and excellent performance under engine, both ahead and astern, are the result of the propellers unique design. Varifolds have proper helical pitch distribution, including pitch reduction towards the blade tip. This pitch reduction ‘unloads’ the blade tips and, combined with the skewed blades, greatly reduces noisy pressure pulses against a yachts hull. While some other folding propellers have a helical pitch shape, few have proper sections or pitch distribution. None, put all these requirements into a complete package, except Varifold.
So advanced is Varifolds design that a 4 blade version has successfully been fitted to a yacht with a 750hp engine, we believe that would have been an impossible task for any other folding propeller. Each Varifold, whatever its size, is built to the same extremely high specification from a nickel-aluminium-bronze alloy which guarantees great strength and high corrosion protection. Cruiser racing and racing yachts can now get the best of both worlds; a folding propeller that combines low drag when sailing, with efficient and quiet power when motoring. Oh, and by the way – Varifolds open in reverse, and not just sometimes!
IN DRIVE MODE
Our two, three and four blade versions are designed to produce excellent thrust when motoring with exceptionally low noise and vibration levels, and when folded for sailing, to reduce drag to a minimum.
Many well-known yacht manufacturer’s now fit Varifold as standard and the list of yachts re-propped with a Varifold to solve existing problems grows longer.
DESIGN & ENGINEERING OF THE VARIFOLD
Even to the untutored eye close examination of a Varifold says excellent design and build quality. Hardly surprising when you realise that Bruntons Propellers are far from just being a supplier of propellers to builders and owners of leisure craft. The company designs and supplies propellers of the most advanced design to navies and commercial shipbuilders around the world and our in house designers, engineers and Naval Architects who work on those projects also bring their undoubted expertise to Varifold and our other leisure propellers.
Design of course is only one part of the process; a brilliant design is nothing unless matched by the highest quality build materials and construction processes. Our state of the art CNC manufacturing plant allows us to ensure that Varifolds highly advanced design features, like the special low pitch at the blade tips, which contributes so much to the excellent low noise and vibration characteristics of the propeller, can actually be manufactured and accurately reproduced on every blade.
DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE
The Varifold brochure describes in some detail the unique benefits that you will obtain after you have fitted one to your vessel.
If, between the brochure and this website, you find yourself still with unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using any of the methods on the contact page.
four blade titanium Varifold
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.
DISCOVER OUR MODELS
VF 70 2 blade
VF 70SD 2 blade for saildrives
2 blade 12” to 17”
305mm to 432mm
VF108 3 blade
VF108 SD 3 blade for saildrives
3 blade 16” to 25”
406mm to 635mm
VF120 4 BladeVF
120 SD 4 blade for saildrive
18″ to 25”
457mm to 635mm
VF160 4 Blade
26” to 32”
660mm to 813mm
VF230 4 Blade
36” to 45”
914mm to 1143mm
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Fitting a Varifold propeller to a shaft drive
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WHAT THEY SAY
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS
Varifold propeller review
4 blade Varifold for sailing yacht
2 BLADE VARIFOLDS
Waking Dream. Catana 381 catamaran
UFO 31 “Ufomist”
Beneteau Oceanis 473
3 BLADE VARIFOLDS
4 BLADE VARIFOLDS