Thrustmaster Corporate Brochure
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters.
The factory and production of all thrusters is based out of Houston, Texas with a global network of
sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, China, Dubai, and Brazil. A service office is located in Houma,
Louisiana to assist offshore clients.
All thrusters are developed in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic,
electrical and electronic design. Tooling includes machining and measuring equipment, CAD, vessel resistance and propulsion, 3D modeling and ANSYS Finite
Element Analysis. The application of modal analysis, stress and strain analysis as well as rotor
dynamic analysis of drive trains and transmissions are fundamentals towards the reliability and
quality of Thrustmaster’s products.
Thrustmaster’s 50 m Portable River Ferry has a dead weight load carrying capability of 260 tons and vessel speed of 6 knots. The 50m Portable River ferry is composed of 23 modular barge sections.
Equipped with four 125 kW self-contained, hydraulic outboard propulsion units the ferry is capable of transporting four tractor trailers, 12 dump trucks, or various other vehicle combinations. The Ferry comes with a durable laminated mat decking suitable for heavy vehicle use. The ferry ramps have a deck bearing capacity of 29,294 kg/m2 and ferry floats have a deck bearing capacity 24,412 kg/m2.
The ferry is provided with an elevated steel operator cabin equipped with sliding door and windows on all walls affording 360⁰ field of vision. The operator cabin is accessed by ladder on an elevated steel platform.