Originating during the 1930s, steerable thrusters were first operated on a grand scale to propel assault barges deployed in the Pacific, during D-Day installed on ferries to reach Normandy and later on pontoons to cross rivers in mainland Europe. In the early 1950s a license was issued to the UK, from which Hydromaster was born, where we continued to build on this revolutionary technology. The original Hydromaster, valued for its robust fully mechanical design, still works every day on hundreds of ferries, barges and pontoons worldwide. We continue to maintain the original design, unique for its simplicity and durability. At the same time, we invest in innovative solutions applying the latest insights and technologies all with the ultimate goal to provide our clients with the best possible solutions.
Markets & Applications
Hydromaster propulsion units are in operation worldwide propelling a wide variety of applications such as tugs, ferries, floating cranes, coastal vessels, inland river barges and specialised military craft.
Our customer base includes governments, armed forces, port, dock and harbour authorities, construction and industrial companies, shipyards and vessel builders. We strive to work closely together with our clients to work out the best solution for their specific application and environment.
From remote locations with no support facilities to the demanding environments of marine contractors and armed forces, Hydromasters work continuously transporting people and vehicles across rivers and lakes, effortlessly serving our clients to propel their business.