VETUS has confirmed its return to the electric boating market with the launch of unique solutions for the new build and refit sectors.

VETUS is initially introducing two complete electric propulsion systems – the E-POD package, designed for installation in the vessel’s stern, and the E-LINE range, which is ideal as a standard in-board diesel engine replacement.

The E-LINE and E-POD systems are the only electric propulsion solutions with ‘active motor braking’, providing optimum control of the boat, with no delay, direct movement and total control. Both solutions can be used in conjunction with a VETUS BOW PRO proportional bow or stern thruster and can be supplied as complete system including thrusters and steering components to fully outfit a vessel.

Available in three 48V models of between 5kW and 10kW, VETUS E-LINE is a re-power or new build solution enabling silent, environmentally friendly cruising with exceptional manoeuvring capabilities. Vetus supplies the complete package, customised for the boat, from shore power to propeller and a smart, water-cooled 48V controller lets the user to charge the battery bank with a 24V battery charger.

The 7.5 kW, 48V VETUS E-POD package is a compact electric propulsion system including propeller, pod and drive, for smooth and silent sailing on power and sailboats up to about 8m. The enclosed propeller minimizes cavitation and improves effective thrust for comfortable cruising at low speeds.

The silent all-in-one VETUS E-POD system is simply mounted in the stern of the vessel – no need for a shaft or other drive components.


The E-LINE and E-POD systems can be used in conjunction with a VETUS 48V BOW PRO proportional bow or stern thruster connected to the same battery bank.