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SCHOTTEL for the Canadian ferry industry

In many regions, travel routes can be long with many destinations only accessible by water. Ferries play a key role in the transport infrastructure in Canada. Ferry operators offer daily connections to provide people with safe passage or to transport goods. Having reliable equipment is the basis for fulfilling these tasks on schedule.

This is where SCHOTTEL comes in, offering efficient, safe and environmentally friendly propulsion systems. SCHOTTEL Automation Systems and Marine Services can be used to exploit the further potential of individual vessels or even an entire fleet.

For ferries of all types and sizes

SCHOTTEL offers the largest range of propulsion and control systems on the maritime market with its more than ten series covering a power range from 50 to 30,000 kilowatts. Whether azimuth propulsion system or controllable pitch propeller, main propulsion unit or manoeuvring aid, rudder propeller or automation system: We develop and produce intelligent solutions for ferries of all types and sizes.

By combining many years of propulsion expertise with powerful hardware and software and the latest scientific findings, we can ensure that all products are state of the art. Production takes place in our own factories, accompanied by continuous controls to ensure the highest quality standards.


+ Best values in drive efficiency and course stability

+ Optimized for open seas and coastal operating conditions

+ CP with full-feathering mode

SCHOTTEL TwinPropeller

+ Especially suitable for applications with limited propeller diameter

+ Increased level of efficiency

+ Reduced noise and vibration levels

SCHOTTEL ControllablePropeller

+ Maximum thrust at changing speeds and loads

+ Reduced noise and vibration levels (particularly with 5-bladed version)

+ Full-feathering mode

Propelled by SCHOTTEL


Discovery Island

(Photo: BC Ferries)

Pelee Islander II


The SCHOTTEL Group, with its headquarters in Spay/Rhine, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steerable propulsion systems for ships and offshore applications. Founded in 1921, the company has been developing and manufacturing azimuth propulsion and complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW for vessels of all sizes and types for 70 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide ensure customer proximity.

100 years of SCHOTTEL

In 2021, the German propulsion expert will celebrate its centenary. Learn more about the company's beginnings and its impressive history here.

Your local contact

Sylvain Robitaille
(581) 329 5666