Bruntons' fourblade titanium folding propeller

Bruntons’ fourblade titanium folding propeller

Bruntons Propellers has delivered what is thought to be the first fourblade titanium folding propeller ever manufactured. The unit has been specifically designed for Baltic 115 Custom, the latest Baltic Yachts launch.

This 36” Varifold titanium propeller is between 40 and 50 kilos lighter than a standard Varifold, but loses nothing in terms of its performance, strength and durability, the company claims.

A Baltic 115 Custom launched in August this year

A Baltic 115 Custom launched in August this year

The Baltic 115 Custom was designed from the outset to be both a comfortable cruising yacht and a high performance superyacht. Every aspect of the yachts design and build was carefully thought through to ensure that the lowest possible weight was the final outcome.

The Varifold titanium propeller provided the opportunity to not only save weight but to allow further savings to be made with the rest of the propulsion package connected to it.

Titanium is an excellent material from which to build a propeller providing a very high strength to weight ratio and excellent sea water corrosion resistance. “All our range of two, three and four blade Varifolds will now be available in titanium giving any racing sailing yacht an additional competitive edge,” says David Sheppard, products manager at Bruntons.