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maxprop 2blade Classic 3

Italian Max-Prop range. 2, 3, 4 & 5 blade automatic self-feathering low drag propellers

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Darglow is pleased to be UK distributor for Max-Prop, low drag propellers. Since starting production in the 1970's Max-Prop has proven itself on racing and cruising boats around the world. With over 65,000 propellers in the water, the Max-Prop is tested daily in the harshest conditions and has established itself as a world-leading propeller suitable for use on the smallest to largest yachts. The combination of low drag, outstanding reverse power, efficient forward performance and fail safe design makes Max-Prop the ideal Sailboat propeller on the market today. Now with the introduction of the ECOWIND, Max-Prop has taken a revolutionary step forward in the propulsion of sailboats.
Max-Prop EZ

Max-Prop features

LOW DRAG: Under sail the Max-Prop will increase sailing speed by about 15%, the largest difference being noticed when sailing in light airs. When sailing with a fixed propeller the vessel has to overcome the fixed blade drag, installing a Max-Prop maximizes sailing performance.

RELIABILITY: Max-Prop uses a "differential" type design so all blades open in unison in forward or reverse. The extraordinary reliability of the Max-Prop has made it an overwhelming choice for long range cruisers.

GREAT REVERSE: The Max-Prop provides 80% greater reverse power than a comparable fixed blade propeller. In reverse the blades rotate 180° in 3/4 turn of the shaft giving the Max-Prop the same efficiency in reverse as in forward.

ADJUSTABILITY: The pitch is adjustable on all Max-Props. This allows you to optimize the propeller pitch to the engine to achieve maximum efficiency.

Classic: 2 and 3 blade
Max-Prop Classic 2 blade
  • Original design, over 35,000 sold
  • 30 years of proven performance
  • 30 years of unequalled reliability
  • Very low drag
  • Outstanding reverse
  • Internal 2 degree pitch adjustment
  • Smoother operation with the 3 blade
  • Greater thrust with the 3 blade
Variable Pitch VP: 3 and 4 blade
Max-Prop Variable Pitch props
  • All the features of the Classic and more
  • External adjustment
  • Fine 1 degree pitch adjustment
  • No special tools required to adjust pitch
  • Smooth and efficient under power
  • Legendary Max-Prop reverse performance
  • Improved thrust with the 4 blade
  • Quieter operation with the 4 blade
  • One piece installation on the 4 blade
MP Easy
Max-Prop EZ
Same benefits as 3 & 4 blade VP but simple pitch adjustment through replacement calibrated screws leading to reduced cost
Ecowind: 4 blade
continually variable pitch
Max-Prop Ecowind 4 blade
  • All the features of the VP & Classic, plus
  • Higher speeds for a given RPM
  • Much lower fuel consumption
  • Extended range under power
  • Better acceleration
  • Less engine noise at cruising speed
  • Reduced shock load to the drivetrain
  • Easy one piece installation
  • Adjustable fine tuning dial
Saildrive
Max-Prop saildrive props
Max-Prop Saildrive With the worldwide acceptance and use of SailDrives, Max-Prop developed both a two and three blade which adapts to a spline of the drive unit with no modifications. The user will experience the same
advantages as a classic Max Prop, low drag, superior forward propulsion and unsurpassed reverse power. The SailDrive Max-Prop is adaptable to the
Volvo, Yanmar, ZF and Bukh Saildrive legs.
Propellers for Yanmar SailDrive's are equipped with a dampened hub, that exceed Yanmar's requirements.
5 Blade Whisper
Max-Prop 5 blade whisper
Max-Prop Whisper' is a 5 bladed feathering propeller. The Whisper has the same advantages of the Classic model and works as the Easy model with the external pitch regulation with calibrated screws. This prop is probably the quietest feathering propeller on the market.