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Canal Drive 5

Canal Drive

An alternative to traditional stern tube and shaft seal arrangements.

This kit offers a propulsion drive-train system.

  1. A weld-in steel tube of 120mm OD is fixed into the swim end in position of the shaft centre.
  2. Inside this thick wall steel tube is a bronze bearing carrier and thrust bearings that holds the prop shaft and shaft seals all in one. The heavy duty bearings take care of all the axial and radial loads of the propeller and motor, reducing the noise of the drive system and improving performance.
  3. On the inboard end of this unit an adapter flange is fixed followed by the propulsion motor.

This assembly provides an extremely compact stern gear and propulsion system. On average this assembly is 75% shorter than a traditional stern tube assembly and diesel engine.

Not like the traditional greaser type shaft seal, which cumulatively pumps tones of harmful grease into the waterways every year from all the boats still using them.

The robust construction and twin lip seals mean the maintenance of these units are very little.

Should servicing be needed, seals and bearings are held in stock and can be renewed. (though this is not expected for at least 5 years+).

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RPM range

0 - 2000

Continuous power

5kW @ 1200RPM

Peak power

7kW @ 800RPM

Up to 5 mins

Continuous torque


Peak torque





40 - 60V

Cooling type

Liquid Cooled


Powerful, safe, UKCA assured

High safety assurance with built in safety programmed into every controller. This prevents damage if the system is slammed from forward – reverse, overheat shut down and restart, stall torque to prevent damage to prop and hull if obstructed, over speed protection if run out of the water or propeller ventilation occurs.
Throughout design and manufacture we work to ISO 16315 ensuring the product meets the safety standards customers deserve. We continually look at improving our methods and designs, for product safety and environmental efficiency.

UKCA Complicant
UKCA Complicant
ISO 16315
High torque at low RPM
High torque at low RPM
Characteristically high torque delivery
Highly compact propulsion assembly
Highly compact propulsion assembly
Significantly smaller than combustion engine
No gearbox
No gearbox
Multi directional motor
One moving part
One moving part
Less maintenance with fewer moving parts.
Liquid Cooling
Liquid Cooling
Closed circuit coolant loop.

What's in the Box

We provide the core components to get setup, you’ll need some extra parts however to have a fully functioning system.

Motor unit

Key switch


What else you’ll need

You will need a few extra components to get up and running. Here are the minimum requirements to get going.


Cables + Accessories

Chargers (AC 230V)


Battery monitor


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