CNC-machined propellers increase ferry speed by 10%

Installing our CNC-machined, Class S propellers earlier this year increased the speed of this Tourism Adventure vessel by 10%. She now reaches speeds up to 27.5 knots – though that’s still not quite enough to keep up with the 2021 Americas Cup boats.

The ferry is owned by New Zealand’s Explore Group Ltd, which operates in Auckland and the Bay of Islands. She is normally used for dolphin-watching and tourist trips but she is currently being chartered as a VIP vessel for the America’s Cup.

Our propellers were supplied through our partners in New Zealand, Q-Marine.

“Impressive results from these superior designed and manufactured propellers. Needless to say a very satisfied customer.” Leigh Michau Q-Marine

Did you know

As the marine industry has developed and the demand for highly efficient, performance products has continued to grow, CJR has emerged to become one of the UK’s most respected marine manufacturers; supplying precision-engineered propeller and sterngear packages to a host of leading commercial, leisure and superyacht brands.

Of the many elements which make CJR unique and successful, it is the company’s investment in technology which truly sets it apart from the competition. Since CJR’s formation in 1948, the company has gone from strength-to-strength and today boasts one of the most advanced marine manufacturing facilities in the country. From its multi-million pound ‘true 5-axis’ CNC machining centre, to its advanced computational fluid dynamics programme and in-house ‘supercomputer’, CJR ‘s investment has outstripped industry standards by over 400% in the past five years alone.