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 HI500 water jet has an application range from 400 to 800 hp producing high dynamic thrust in the 0- 40 knots range, and a resultant high speed and high bollard pull jet unlike any other in the industry.
The HI500 superlative impeller design gives you the best of a high speed jet to reach high speed performance as well combing the features of high thrust jets, resulting in unparalleled performance in the low speed range. The HI500 hill fluidity impeller technology gives unmatched acceleration due to the cavitation resistance design.
The HI500 will give double the bollard pull of high speed jets of 350 to 380mm impeller size range, and with a compact design it can easily replace high speed jets in the 350mm size without movement of drive input location.
HI500 is the first to integrate a waterjet ride plate that gives the boat 1007 cubic inches of added planing surface. This integrated ride plate also protects the steering system from damage or entanglement with netting.
The HI500 has a changeable nozzle for fine tuning of performance and a new twin bucket arrangement that gives extremely high thrust in reverse ,up to 60% of forward thrust. The HI500 unique deflector design allows for very precise steering with very small thrust losses in aggressive turns.
The HI500 does not have a cavitation planning range. A typical high speed jet will fall to cavitation conditions in the range of 15 to 20 knots. In addition, the HI500’s maneuverability at slow speeds is far superior due to the larger HI500 nozzle size of 11.8 inches compared to typical high speed jets nozzle being around 8 to 9 inches.
The HI500 has a composite stator housing with cast SS stator vanes versus the competition’s cast soft aluminum. The HI500 stator openings are 3 times bigger than the typical high speed jet so more debris can past thru the jet with no major damage or clogging.
HI500’s Superior Bollard Pull Numbers Are:
- 300 hp = 4300 pounds
- 400 hp = 5200 pounds
- 500 hp = 6000 pounds
HI500 Series Waterjets
Impeller size: 20 inch (500mm) single stage, axial flow/mix flow
Rotation: Left hand (counter clockwise looking forward)
Maximum power input: 800hp (588kw)
Maximum Jet rpm: 1600 RPM
Nozzle size options: 11.8 inches (300mm) Feature Details:
Tail bearing: Cutlass Non-Metallic Sleeve Bearing
Shaft Seal: Dual lip seal sealing system
Inspection Cap: Inboard top of intake
Thrust Bearing: Tandem heavy duty tapered roller bearings
Shaft Angle: 0-degree standard
Ride Plate: Integral ride plate for full protection of steering system and to offset boat hull area loss due to intake opening. Material Details:
Main shaft: Stainless Steel 2.75” (69.85mm) diameter
Impeller: Stainless Steel
Intake body: 5086 marine grade Aluminum
Stator Assembly: FRP composite housing with 316L Stainless steel vanes and hub
Steering system: Balanced Deflector --5086 marine grade Aluminum
Reverse system: Split Duct type—High Thrust Type--5086 marine grade Aluminum
Grate protection: Rugged Integral intake grate -- 5086 marine grade Aluminum Installation Details:
Unit dry Weight: 1050 lb. (476 kg)
Entrained water: 264 lb. (120kg)
Installation: Welded in design for Aluminum applications; Bolt in design for composite applications.