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 hydraulic retractable thrusters are through-hull azimuth thrusters using Thrustmaster’s exclusive hydraulic podded propeller drives. They are available in a range from 75hp (55kW) to 3,000hp (2250kW) with either open propeller or with nozzle. Thrusters can be supplied in aluminum or in steel construction to match vessel hull material.
Low profile units are available for shallow hull depths. All units can be configured as combination thrusters, whereby the thruster performs as a tunnel thruster in the fully retracted mode, while freely azimuthing when lowered. A hull fairing plate is normally attached to the bottom of the thruster to reduce drag when the thruster is stowed.
The hydraulic power system can be directly supplied by Thrustmaster and may be configured for our hydraulic pump driven by customer furnished diesel engine or other prime mover, which may be placed at any convenient location in the vessel. Hydraulic piping or hoses connect between the hydraulic pump and the thruster. The hydraulic drive provides fully proportional propeller speed control while the engine is running at constant speed.