Van der Velden ATLANTIC rudder

Van der Velden® ATLANTIC Rudder


The absence of moving parts significantly increases the rudder’s life-span. This rudder is known for its low drag and low vibrations.

The slim profile of this full spade rudder ensures minimal resistance, especially with high-speed vessels. This rudder type is frequently designed and produced together with our energy saving devices, such as the Silent Bulb and Asymmetric Rudder Technology.



  • No cast parts
  • Minimal resistance
  • Excellent course-keeping
  • Custom-built to fit vessel hull
  • Optimal performance on straight-ahead journeys


  • Best suited to sea-going high speed vessels.


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COMMANDER™ steering systems (Piston-type and Rotary vane type)

COMMANDER™ steering systems are the result of fine engineering and years of design optimisation.

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Silent Bulb

The Silent Bulb is an energy saving device designed to improve the propeller wake field. It is mounted on the rudder and positioned on the centreline of the propeller.

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Barke Optimised Steering System (BOSS™)


The BOSS is able to calculate the rudder forces for specific angles, which are not measured or displayed by any of the ship’s navigation systems.

The BARKE® rudder is the solution if you are looking to invest in today and tomorrow.

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