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timon flap rudders (1)

Say hello to this newbuild beauty!

10 March 2022

Last week, we equipped this newbuild cruise ship (251 x 32m) with two new rudders. Our delivery includes two Van der Velden® TIMON flap rudders, which is an excellent choice for cruise vessels due to the low noise and vibration levels of the rudders. This rudder type has an open linkage mechanism and side bar system with a total steering and flap angle of 90 degrees(!), this allows for an impressive manoeuvring performance.

The 67,000t cruise ship will have the capacity to accommodate 800 crew members and 1,200 guests on 11 passenger decks. Its route will consist of 24 countries across four continents and is anticipated to embark on its maiden voyage in early 2023.

Watch the video about TIMON flap rudder Swing test