Vetus Boat Equipment
ABC Powermarine are one of a small number of UK distributors for Vetus boat equipment. We hold a comprehensive stock and operate a mail order service for the whole Vetus range, details of which may be found below.
We also offer the full range of Vetus Diesel and Vetus Deutz propulsion engines, which range from 11hp to 286hp as well Vetus generator sets, from 4kVA to 30kVA (3.2kW to 24kW): further details may be found below.
We do have a selection of items available for purchase at our on-line store at www.abcstore.co.uk. The site includes current promotional offers on catalogue items and a range of propular products. Please note that some offers may be subject to limited stock.
If you would like a copy of the current Vetus catalogue sent to you, please click here.
The 2013 Vetus Catalogue
The 2013 Vetus catalogue is now available and we would be pleased to send you a copy.
The catalogue includes full details and specifications on the entire Vetus range, including Marex windows and Maxwell windlasses.
Click here to request a copy of the 2013 Vetus catalogue
Engines and around the engine
The Vetus range of engines has been carefully developed to provide an engine suitable for every type of boat; as well as a complete range of engine accessories which are designed with the owner in mind. Vetus have developed a whole range of 'around the engine' products, including engine controls and control cables, cooling water strainers, engine mounts, extraction ventilators and zinc anodes.
Full details on the range of Vetus Diesel engines
Full details on engine controls
Full details on engine water strainers
Stern gear systems
As important as a reliable engine, stern gear assemblies need to be of the best quality available on the market. Vetus stainless steel prop shafts made of Remanit (Duplex 1-44462) offer maximum strength and corrosion resistance, bronze stern tubes are equipped with a self aligning dual lip seal which eliminate the use of a conventional stuffing box. Lubrication is ensured by the use of raw water. Seals do not require grease nor oil. A wide range of standard lengths and diamters are available from stock. Longer shafts and larger diameters are available on request. Flexible couplings to be fitted between the gearbox and the shaft will reduce all vibration and noise.
Full details on stern gear systems
Vetus has many years of experience in developing exhaust systems, continually working to develop systems which operate at a reduced sound level, whilst ensuring that back pressure does not reach damaging levels for the engine. Because every boat and engine space is different, Vetus has developed a wide range of models to suit different uses, manufacturing the NLP for vertical installations, with the NLPH for when a horizontal installation is easier. Following the succesful introduction of two-chamber waterlocks, Vetus' latest model, the NLP3, now contains three chambers and features even greater sound reduction.
Full details on exhaust systems
In response to customer requests for a stylish dashboard with a modern appearance, Vetus have introduced a line of deluxe instrument panels. In addition to the eye-catching contemporary styling, the use of the highest quality materials enables these panels to withstand any type of weather whilst out on the water. These panels come with either a chrome, black or white surround, with this variety of choice allowing customers to match the bezels supplied with the gauges and create a sleek, uniform look. All Vetus panels are watertight according to IP66 standard and designed so no screws or fastenings are visible when the panel is installed.
Full details on boat instruments
The saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link is certainly applicable to the propulsion system on a boat: anyone who has experienced that helpless feeling when a engine stops unexpectedly will know the stress that this can cause. One of the most important links in this chain is something Vetus can truly call themselves specialists in: the fuel system. Vetus supplies tanks in various sizes, with or without fittings, hoses and gauges, with everything from deck filler to engine and everything in between available in our range. And because these connect perfectly with other Vetus systems in the propulsion chain, you can be assured of optimum performance from every component.
Full details on fuel systems
Fresh water systems
Clean drinking water is life's number one necessity, and something that should be of optimum quality on board. Thanks to a sophisticated choice of materials, drinking water stays useable for longer in a Vetus drinking water system. The range of fresh water systems has been carefully developed to combine a number of valuable functions: our tanks are equipped as standard with an electric water pump and an ultrasonic level sensor, which accurately senses the water level without making any physical contact with it. The complete drinking water system is designed for easy installation, ready to deliver clean drinking water at constant pressure.
Full details on fresh water systems
Waste water systems
Recent research has shown that reliability, comfort, environmental factors and price are all important factors in the decision making process when choosing a marine toilet. With all these issues in mind, the Vetus engineers responded to customer demands by creating the TMW toilet. The main features of this toilet are: a powerful macerator, low water consumption, low noise level, efficient discharge and compact dimensions.
Full details on waste water systems
In 1982, Vetus designed and introduced the first bow thruster for pleasure boats, which has since become a firmly established concept in the boating world. Following this first model, the development department at Vetus has listened carefully to customer feedback, with Vetis thrusters improving year after year, culminating in the introduction of the quietest bow thruster in the world. In addition to bow thrusters, Vetus also produce stern thrusters and the full range of installation accessories, backed up by spares including shear pins, bow thruster propellers and anodes.
Full details on manoeuvring systems
Vetus is a world-leader in this highly specialized field, with a complete range of power hydraulics, from pumps to tanks and propulsion to power packs. Because the installation of hydraulic systems requires extensive knowledge, Vetus has a dedicated team that focuses solely on developing the right solutions for each application. This level of knowledge and experience shows in the detailed description of our products, with customized solutions also available from the Vetus power hydraulics team.
Full details on power hydraulics
Electricity on board
Electricity on board not only has an important role in creating comfortable living conditions, but also plays a vital part in safe operation. As an obvious example, dangerous conditions can quickly develop if you cannot start your engine because of battery failure. Beyond safety issues, you want your stay on board to be as pleasant as possible, and that is dependent on reliable electrical power. To meet your power needs Vetus supplies a wide range of products that will exceed all of your expectations when it comes to electricity on board.
Full details on electricity on board
Vetus has an extensive range of steering systems and accessories, offering a total solution for any desired application. Ease of use was paramount in the development of the Vetus steering system, leading us to design a fully adjustable steering wheel which can be easily adjusted to give the ideal seated or standing steering position, greatly adding to the comfort of the skipper.
Full details on steering systems
Hatches and portholes, Marex boat windows
By combining the expertise of Vetus' development department and Marex's experience in the field of custom made aluminium windows, an outstanding range of hatches and portholes has been created. Besides portholes in all shapes, sizes and styles, both standard as well as custom made boat windows, windscreens, cabin entries and hatches are available. All products are designed in the same style, using polished and anodized aluminium profiles, resulting in a harmonious appearance of the glazing on board.
Full details on hatches and portholes
Ventilation is a first step in creating a healthy environment. Controlling moisture in a boat cabin through proper ventilation is important in helping to prevent the appearance of mould for instance! Mould doesn't only look bad, it smells and it can even cause damage to your boat and make the atmosphere unhealty to live in. Vetus understands the importance of a healthy on board climate, and has set up a complete range of products to help you accomplish just that. From closable stainless steel deck ventilation for even the hardest conditions, to ignition protected extration ventilators suitable to remove petrol fumes, Vetus offers a complete range.
Full details on ventilation
Maxwell anchoring systems
For over four decades the name Maxwell has been synonymous with the highest standards of excellence in marine engeneering. By providing superior anchoring solutions for pleasure boats, superyachts and commercial vessels, Maxwell has earned a global reputation for quality without compromise. A reputation built upon ongoing research and development, innovation in design and a commitment to style that is uparalleled in the industry. Maxwell has become an industry leader by analysing the needs of boats and boat owners around the world and producing equipment that consistently exceeds customer expectations.
Full details on Maxwell anchoring systems
V-Quipment is a diverse range of high quality marine products carefully selected for each boat owner at an affordable price. The range of V-Quipment covers a wide variety of products that meet the needs of every boat owner. The range is divided into a number of different themes such as Comfort, Deck fittings, Fittings, Pumps, Cable Steering, Materials and Lubricants. The V-Quipment products are not developed by Vetus and are not complementary to one of the fourteen Vetus system groups. They are however carefully chosen to make our range more complete and are fully tested to meet our high quality standards. We also give a 3 year warranty on all V-Quipment products.
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