Feature Of Surface Drive

 Performance Advantage

The water intake of the surface piercing propeller is half of the water intake
The speed is 15% to 30% higher than the traditional system.
15% to 30% increase in fuel efficiency

The propeller is ventilated to the water surface, thereby reducing noise and destructive hull and pillar erosion.
The maintenance requirements are low, and the propeller immersion can be adjusted in progress.
The body is made of all 316L anticorrosive stainless steel

 Performance Characteristics

A pair of TDS surface drive can lift and steer system
A pair of high anti-corrosion, high toughness and strength two-way special stainless steel surface perforated propellers
Hydraulic and steering equipment
The body is made of all 316L anticorrosive stainless steel
Indicators and sensors
Double hydraulic cylinder control
Two kinds of adjustable movable and fixed surface drive propeller systems
Universal ball cage connection design

 Overview of TSD Surface Drive Paste

The TSD surface drive propeller propulsion device has the characteristics of no cavitation, low appendage resistance, shallow draft, high durability, simple maintenance, and high propulsion efficiency. On all types of ships with speeds exceeding 15kn, the semi-submerged propeller system is better than the fully submerged propeller or Compared with other propulsion methods, they have obvious advantages and have become the preferred propulsion methods for new, high-performance, and high-speed boat equipment.

Recommended Surface Drive

Application Of Surface Drive

TSD surfacedrive system provides excellent performance in professional applications of acceleration, high speed and endurance,high-speed ambulances, high-speed customs anti-smuggling boats, high-speed law enforcement supervision boats, high-speed racing boats, high-speed yachts, high-speed transport boats, military ships, tourist boats, have no cavitation erosion, low resistance, shallow draft and high efficiency when sailing at high speeds Characteristic, it is the preferred propulsion method for new high-speed ships in the world today.
Patrol Speed Boat
High Speed Boat
Leisure Speedboat
High Speed Yacht
RIB Rescue Boat
RIB Rescue Boat

How Does A Surface Drive Work

The TSD-series Surface Drives are working near the water surface, with the blade part time in the water and the other part time spinning in the air . Above the surface of the propulsion system are the hafting which turns the trim angle and heeling angle . 
The TSD- series Surface Drives using adjusting the immersion of the SPP to match the sailing condition and adjusting the heeling angle to achieve the effect of thrust vector. The TSD- series Surface Drives have beter control perfomance than the common rudder propeller thruster .

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Customer Feedback


  • Q After adopting the surface thruster, is it convenient to install?

    We will provide the hull perforation diagram and installation instruction manual.
    And with an installation video, our engineers provide remote technical support.
  • Q Basic requirements for using surface drive system

    The hull is a planing hull type
    The surface driver is mainly suitable for inboard diesel engines and gasoline engines, other types of engines need to be further judged
    In order to increase the speed, the engine power/weight must be greater than 40 horsepower/ton compared to conventional propellers
  • Q Is the better astern performance due to the 45° beam, or the propeller, or something else?

    A This is a specially designed and tested crosspiece that can keep the performance of the rear tail at its best.
  • Q Does it matter how far away the propeller is from the transom?

    A The propeller is made of two-way special stainless steel with high corrosion resistance, high toughness and strength, which is not easy to damage
  • Q Is surface propulsion suitable for every vessel?

    The surface propulsion device is suitable for most hulls such as most planing boats and semi-planing boats, but it still needs to be specifically decided whether it is applicable according to the hull design, weight, speed and several other factors.
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