Marine 5 Blade Propeller


About product

A marine 5-blade propeller is a specialized type of propeller designed for ship applications. It features five curved blades that are securely attached to a central hub. Each blade has a leading edge, which is the edge closest to the ship’s hull, and a trailing edge, which is the edge farthest from the hull.

  • Optimizes ship performance through careful engineering and consideration of ship size, engine power, and operating characteristics.
  • Efficiently displaces water for forward propulsion with symmetrically shaped blades.
  • Increased thrust: Additional blades provide higher surface area, resulting in improved acceleration and performance.
  • Enhanced maneuverability: Extra blades allow for better control and responsiveness in tight spaces and maneuvers.
  • Reduced vibrations and noise: Dampens vibrations for a smoother and quieter ride.
  • Improved stability: Additional blades enhance grip on the water, reducing ventilation and slipping.
  • Advantages include increased thrust, improved maneuverability, reduced vibrations and noise, and enhanced stability.

Additional information

Blade Design Type

Kaplan, MAU, B

Blades Number


Pitch Type

Fixed/ Controllable








Container vessels, TankersBulk carriers, Dry cargo vessels, Passenger liners, Tugboat

Product Detail

The blades of a 5-blade ship propeller are carefully engineered to optimize performance, taking into account factors such as ship size, engine power, and desired operating characteristics. They are typically symmetrically shaped with curves on both the front and back sides, enabling efficient displacement of water as the propeller rotates.

As the 5-blade propeller rotates, the leading edge of each blade creates a low-pressure area that assists in pulling the ship forward. Simultaneously, the trailing edge generates high pressure, propelling a stream of water away from the propeller. This action drives the ship forward as the water is pushed to the rear, generating an equal and opposite force that propels the ship in the intended direction.

In certain cases, a 5-blade ship propeller may incorporate a cup at the trailing edge. This small curved lip enhances the propeller’s grip on the water, reducing ventilation and slipping, especially in challenging or aerated water conditions. It can also contribute to quicker acceleration and improved performance.

The  Advantage Of Marine 5 Blade Propeller

A marine 5-blade propeller offers several advantages for ship propulsion. Here are some key benefits of using a 5-blade propeller:

  • Increased thrust: The additional blades on a 5-blade propeller provide increased surface area, resulting in higher thrust generation compared to propellers with fewer blades. This increased thrust can result in improved acceleration and overall performance of the ship.
  • Enhanced maneuverability: The extra blades of a 5-blade propeller contribute to improved maneuverability. The increased surface area allows for better control and responsiveness, making it easier to navigate through tight spaces, execute precise maneuvers, and handle the ship in various operating conditions.
  • Reduced vibrations and noise: The design of a 5-blade propeller can help reduce vibrations and noise levels. The additional blades can help dampen vibrations, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride for passengers and crew. Reduced noise levels can also contribute to a quieter onboard environment.
  • Improved stability: The increased blade count of a 5-blade propeller can enhance the overall stability of the ship. The additional blades provide better grip on the water, reducing the risk of propeller ventilation (air entering the blades) and slipping. This improved stability can be particularly beneficial in rough seas or when maneuvering at low speeds.
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About our company

Zava Marine Corporation is a leading supplier of marine parts and components. With a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction, we specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality marine equipment and accessories. Our products include deck equipment, ship accessories, and various other essential components needed for smooth maritime operations.

With a global presence, we serve a diverse customer base, including shipbuilders, shipowners, offshore operators, and marine equipment distributors. We are committed to providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to meet our customers’ unique needs.


Zava Marine offers a comprehensive range of certifications for marine parts in accordance with international standards and regulations. These certifications include those provided by renowned marine classification societies such as Lloyd’s Register (LR), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), and Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL). By collaborating with these esteemed societies, Zava Marine ensures that our certified marine parts meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and performance, instilling confidence in our reliability and compliance within the maritime industry.

The warranty provided by Zava Marine covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. During this warranty period, if any marine parts purchased from Zava Marine exhibit issues or failures resulting from manufacturing defects or faulty materials, Zava Marine will take responsibility for repair or replacement of the affected parts. 

Zava Marine has recently opened new molds for European and North American clients, utilizing materials such as metal, ABS, PVC, and more. These successful mold opening projects allow us to provide customized marine parts and components that meet the specific requirements of our clients in these regions.

Typically, Zava Marine can ship samples within 7 days once the product drawing has been mutually confirmed by both parties. This efficient process ensures that customers can receive samples promptly, allowing them to assess the quality and suitability of the products.

Zava Marine frequently utilizes a wide range of materials in our projects. These materials include aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics, titanium, and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone). Each material offers unique properties and characteristics suitable for various marine applications. 

Yes, we provide customization services for marine parts. We understand that every project and application may have unique requirements, and we are committed to delivering tailored solutions. By collaborating closely with our clients, we can adapt our products to specific specifications, ensuring optimal fit, performance, and compatibility. Whether it’s modifying existing designs or creating entirely new parts, our customization services cater to the diverse needs of the maritime industry.

Absolutely! We offer product design and development services to support our clients’ needs. Our experienced team of engineers and designers can collaborate with clients from concept development to final product realization. By leveraging our expertise in marine engineering and design, we can provide valuable insights and innovative solutions. Whether it’s optimizing existing designs or creating entirely new products, we are equipped to assist clients in bringing their ideas to life efficiently and effectively.

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