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COMMANDER™ rotary vane steering system

COMMANDER™ Rotary Vane steering system

The Van der Velden COMMANDER™ Rotary Vane steering system is ideal for all sea-going vessels as well as superyachts and naval vessels. The high-end design consists of an integrated tiller and cylinder, which generates an equal high torque in all possible steering angles. It is safe in operation because of only one rotating part. Relatively low maintenance.

This system is available for steering angles up to 65 degrees. The wide torque range of the rotary vane gives greater flexibility in choosing the rudder system.The integrated tiller and cylinder are part of the actuator. The actuator of the rotary vane is designed to take the full vertical load of the rudder and rudder stock, making a separate rudder carrier rudder redundant.



  • Compact design
  • An equal high torque in all steering angles
  • Wide rudder torque range
  • No on-site alignment required
  • Safe in operation


  • All vessels with a torque range from 45 up to 1600 kNm


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