MASTER rudder

Van der Velden® MASTER rudder

MASTER rudder

The MASTER rudder has a specifically designed fishtail profile. The absence of movable parts makes it a great option for vessels operating in shallow waters. With rudder angles up to 65º, this rudder allows for a high lift. The design of this fishtail rudder can be optimised to suit a wide range of vessels.

The MASTER rudder offers very good manoeuvring performance. This rudder is often combined with the Van der Velden® RUDDER BULB.



  • High lift
  • Reliable robust design
  • No movable parts
  • Product Lines


  • Best suited to vessels (seagoing as well as inland) of all sizes that travel relatively short distances and require high manoeuvrability.


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