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With its in-house cylinder design, the COMMANDER™ piston-type guarantees reliability and high quality. This steering solution offers multiple options in rudder stock connections, rudder angles and cylinders, which makes the installation process efficient and space-saving.

The COMMANDER™ piston-type is available in standardised series with different configurations but can also be custom-built according to specific requirements. The torque range varies from 1 up to 425 kNm with rudder angles up to 65 degrees.



  • Rudder angles up to 65°
  • Compact and efficient design
  • Standardised series and custom-built option
  • Complies with all classification requirements
  • All types of rudder stock connections available (split hub, keyed tapered, clamping rings etc.)


  • For all vessels with a required rudder torque up to 425 kNm.


Retrofit bulb

DMC (Retrofit) Rudder Bulb

The DMC rudder bulb is an energy saving device that improves the propeller wake field.

In operation, the bulb will reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

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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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