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Podded propulsion, a novel propulsion type providing new hydrodynamic challenges

AuthorsGerco Hagesteijn
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 126
Date1 Jun 2019
Reading time3 minutes

In the mid-nineties, a novel propulsion type made its appearance in the maritime market - podded propulsion. The first installations were on ice-going vessels, but a few years later, the cruise shipbuilding industry followed. Initially, the advantages of more freedom for the inner layout and improved comfort, with even better efficiency resulted in the rapid introduction of several pod designs by different manufacturers.

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Gerco Hagesteijn

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