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The VARIPROFILE — Designed to meet highest quality standards


  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Profiled blade design to optimize efficiency
  • 2- and 3-blade version for shaft and saildrive available
  • For modern serial yachts up to 140 PS
  • Good alternative to folding propellers

The new VARIPROFILE is the perfect feathering propeller for boats and yachts with engines up to 75 hp. Thanks to innovative mass production methods and construction we are able to offer the VARIPROFILE as an unbeatable value, while still conforming to our highest quality standards.

The GAWN blade profile results in optimized thrust and quiet running, plus outstanding hydro-dynamics. It is made out of NIBRAL-BRONZE (Ice-Class) employing latest CNC technology.

 

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  • Or get more information about the specific characteristics of the VARIPROFILE types in detail »
  • Owners of serial yachts can use our Propellerfinder to determine which propeller of the Varifamily is the best for their needs

 

Mounting a VARIPROFILE under your boat does not require an engineer. Pitches are pre-set at the factory to the theoretical optimum and easily understood installation instructions are provided.

Boats using the VARIPROFILE


VARIPROFILE features


  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Hi-Tec blades with GAWN profile to optimize thrust and efficiency while running much more quietly than others
  • Exceptional sailing characteristics through slim shape, light weight blades.
  • Separate external pitch adjustments
  • Robust construction with enclosed helical gearing for long life
  • Interchangeable hub
  • Easy mounting for the average sailorAvailable in 2-blade and 3-blade version up to 75 hp and in 3 blade version up to 140 hp
  • Made out of Hi-Tensile NIBRAL-Bronze (Ice-Class)
  • CNC machined for highest precision
  • Certiefied by Germanischer Lloyd - Download Certifikate

 

 

  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Hi-Tec blades with GAWN profile to optimize thrust and efficiency while running much more quietly than others
  • Exceptional sailing characteristics through slim shape, light weight blades.
  • Separate external pitch adjustments
  • Robust construction with enclosed helical gearing for long life
  • Interchangeable hub
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Hi-Tec blades with GAWN profile to optimize thrust and efficiency while running much more quietly than others
  • Exceptional sailing characteristics through slim shape, light weight blades.
  • Separate external pitch adjustments
  • Robust construction with enclosed helical gearing for long life
  • Interchangeable hub
  • Easy mounting for the average sailorAvailable in 2-blade and 3-blade version up to 75 hp and in 3 blade version up to 140 hp
  • Made out of Hi-Tensile NIBRAL-Bronze (Ice-Class)
  • CNC machined for highest precision
  • Certiefied by Germanischer Lloyd - Download Certifikate

 

 

  • Easy mounting for the average sailorAvailable in 2-blade and 3-blade version up to 75 hp and in 3 blade version up to 140 hp
  • Made out of Hi-Tensile NIBRAL-Bronze (Ice-Class)
  • CNC machined for highest precision
  • Certiefied by Germanischer Lloyd - Download Certifikate

 

 

Separate external pitch adjustment:

The external pitch adjustment is separate for forward and reverse. It allows easy, fast and precise, continously variable pitch adjustments to your specific needs. No large and imprecise minimum steps as with others.

Gawn-profile:

The VARIPROFILE is a unique feathering propeller, the first sailing propeller to incoporate the Hi-Tec GAWN/KAPLANprofile in it’s blade design

This profil is mainly used in high performance fixed props for power boats, rudder profiles and in the aircraft industry.

Less fuel consumption

The VARIPROFILE, with optimal pitch adjustment, not only provides more thrust in forward and reverse than other propellers, but amazingly also uses less fuel doing so. Yanmar-France tested the fuel consumption of a 3-blade VARIPROFILE with a 3-blade ZF standard fixed prop, both on the same Jeanneau SUN ODYSSEY 30i.

The astounding results: Average fuel consumption with the fixed prop was 0.48 liter p. nautical mile vs. O.32 liter with the VARIPROFILE, a reduction OF 33 %. YET THE SPEED AT THE SAME RPM WAS AN AVERAGE 7% HIGHER, yielding the best of both worlds: Higher speed and substantially less fuel consumption.

Less drag

Tests have shown that the drag under sail is reduced to the vanishing point. The graphics show the results for 2- and 3-blade propeller, VARIPROFILE in comparison to a folding propeller and a fixed propeller.

Better Hydro-Dynamics

Thanks to the slim profile of he VARIPROFILE hydro-dynamics under sail are excellent.

How well the VARIPROFILE fared is impressively shown in the tests.


Certified by Germanischer Lloyd


The Variprofile models


The 2-blade VARIPROFILE

Is the best sailing propeller for smaller sailing yachts with a maximun engine performance of 75 HP. The 2-blade VARIPROFILE is a brilliant alternative to a folding propeller because of the minimum of drag while sailing and good thrust under motor. Thanks to the blades working always with the perfect pitch in astern the manoeuvrability in harbours is extraordinary good.

The 2-blade VARIPROFILE is the best choice for price conscious racing and cruising sailors setting value on best sailing performance.

The 3-blade VARIPROFILE

Actually the standard propeller for sailing yachts with a maximum HP of 75. The sailing performance is thanks to the reduced drag excellent and because of the profiled blades the propeller provides maximum thrust, quiet running and stable performance even while rough see. Compared to a fixed propeller the VARIPROFILE offers more than 30% less consumption. The 3-bladeVARIPROFILE works as well as the 2-blade VARIPROFILE with a perfect pitch in astern to offer precise and comfortable manoeuvrability.

The 3-blade VARIPROFILE is the best choice for cruising yachts.


VARIPROFILE technical data


VP-64 (2-Blade und 3-Blade)

Use the table at your right to find the length C of your VARIPROFILE blade assembly for each available diameter D. The radius is D divided by 2 (R=D/2)

The table below shows the total length of the mounted VARIPROFILE to check if it will fit under your boat. To obtain the total length of the VARIPROFILE look first for hub length A corresponding to your shaft size. Add A + C = L.

Column B shows thelength of the working axis, so you can tell where the blade tips will sit relative to your shaft. You will need this to check your tip clearance to the hull.

According to guidelines of the Germanischer Lloyd you should have at least 10% of prop diameter as tip clearance.

D inch (mm)C (mm)
12“ (305)125
13“ (330)128
14“ (355)132
15“ (381)136
16“ (406)139

Metric

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
––––201:10––––50M14 x 1,5"85148
––––221:10––––55M14 x 1,5"90153
––––251:10––––60M16 x 1,5"95158
––––301:10––––80M20 x 1,5"115178

SAE

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
3/4"19.051:162.16"55UNC 1/2" - 13 tpi90153
7/8"22.001:162.56"65UNC 5/8" - 11 tpi105168
1"25.401:162.95"75UNC 3/4" - 10 tpi120183
1-1/8"28.201:163.15"80UNC 3/4" - 10 tpi125188

Imperial

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
3/4"19.051:121.89"48 80143
7/8"22.251:122"50.8 85148
1"25.401:122.25"57.2 92155
1-1/8"28.581:122.5"63.5 103166

VP-76 (2-Blade und 3-Blade)

Use the table at your right to find the length C of your VARIPROFILE blade assembly for each available diameter D. The radius is D divided by 2 (R=D/2)

The table below shows the total length of the mounted VARIPROFILE to check if it will fit under your boat. To obtain the total length of the VARIPROFILE look first for hub length A corresponding to your shaft size. Add A + C = L.

Column B shows thelength of the working axis, so you can tell where the blade tips will sit relative to your shaft. You will need this to check your tip clearance to the hull.

According to guidelines of the Germanischer Lloyd you should have at least 10% of prop diameter as tip clearance.

 

D inch (mm)C (mm)
17“ (432)157
18“ (457)161
19“ (483)164
20“ (508)167

Metric

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
––––301:10––––80M20 x 1,5120196
––––351:10––––90M24 x 2130206

SAE

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
1-1/8"28.201:163.15"80UNC 3/4" - 10tpi125201
1-1/4"31.101:163.35"85UNC 7/8" - 9tpi135211
1-3/8"34.001:163.55"90UNC 1" - 8tpi145*221

Imperial

Cone Ø (D)
Inch
Cone Ø (D)
mm
ConeTaper length
Inch
Taper length
mm
ThreadA mmB mm
1-1/8"28.581:122.5"63.5 103179
1-1/4"31.751:123.125"79.4 125201
1-3/8"34.931:123.25"82.6 129205