Sharrow Marine is planning to have a mass-produced, cast version of its award-winning propeller in production by the end of this year.
The Sharrow Propeller Model MX-1 is said to be 9 to 15% more efficient than the industry standard Wageningen B-Series design and won an Innovation Award at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.
The Sharrow Propeller is currently available in a custom-made, CNC-machined model in either aluminium or stainless steel. With new manufacturing partnerships now in place, Sharrow Marine will begin accepting advance orders on a more affordable, cast version of the propeller. Production will begin later this year with delivery in spring 2021.
Listening to customers
“We’ve been blown away with the energy and excitement over the new Sharrow Propeller,” said Greg Sharrow, founder and chief executive of Sharrow Marine. “But we’ve really listened to consumers and customers and know that the custom-made, CNC-machined version is out of reach for many boaters which is why we accelerated our plans for a mass-produced, cast version.”
The propeller has undergone third-party testing, including independent testing by BoatTEST.com which cites advantages such as superior handling at high speeds, faster at all RPM settings, quieter with less vibration and greater fuel efficiency at every speed through water setting.
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