BARKE rudder

BARKE® high-lift flap rudder

The BARKE® flap rudder is the solution for any vessel with high manoeuvring requirements combined with proven fuel savings.

With its progressively rotating flap, the BARKE® rudder generates high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag (resistance) at small rudder angles.

The enclosed linkage system of the BARKE® rudder provides overload protection and eliminates the entry risk of sand, ice and floating objects. These are ideal characteristics for fishing and research vessels, and dredgers.



  • Excellent manoeuvring and course-keeping
  • Low noise and vibration levels
  • 45º rudder angle + 55º flap angle = total 100º
  • Long lifespan


  • Best suited to seagoing vessels in the medium-speed range.


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