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Variprop Models

The VARIPROP 2-Blade

The VARIPROP 2-blade (DF 80 and DF 107) is the standard propeller for smaller sailing yachts with an output of 6 – 40 kW. The 2-blade is ideal for such sailing yachts since it has very high efficiency under power, as well as very low drag, as it only has 2 blades.

The VARIPROP 2-blade's manoeuvrability is equally outstanding, since in reverse gear each blade self-adjusts to the optimum pitch.

The VARIPROP 2-blade is ideal for racing and cruising.

The VARIPROP 3-Blade

The VARIPROP 3-blade is the original standard propeller for sailing vessels with an output of 6 – 100 kW. It delivers very smooth running, equally good stability especially at sea under power, and very low drag. Just like the VARIPROP 2-blade, the 3-blade has outstanding manoeuvrability, since in reverse each blade self-adjusts to the optimum pitch.

The VARIPROP 3-blade is the ideal propeller for cruising yachts. In exceptional cases or higher loads and we recommend our VARIPROP "Blue Water" (4-blade).

4-Blade-Power — the VARIPROP „Blue Water“

Especially in blue water conditions, excessive blade loading causes cavitational noises, bubbles on blades and resulting loss of power, just when you need it most in the trough.

The solution is the VARIPROP 4-Blade — to-date worlds most modern 4-blade feathering propeller, with 30% larger blade areas, less blade loading, much greater thrust and undiminished power.

A smaller diameter fits where others cannot. Fit a 4 blade VARIPROP. The cost is less than you might think. The results are simply amazing. Smooth running, tremendous power under all conditions, no vibration.


Special needs require special solutions: the VARIPROP XLS is probably the best automatic feathering propeller for tall ships and superyachts.

Learn more about this extraordinary feathering propeller »