The key to vessel performance lies in design of the propeller! The advantages of Kort Nozzles are well known for towing vessels such as tugs and fishing boats. However, significant improvements in performance can be achieved on vessels such as coasters, inland waterways craft and bulk carriers using designs optimized for each vessel type.
Kort thrusters are primarily designed for commercial displacement vessels but have been successfully fitted to planning craft and inland waterways pleasure craft. Long service life and ease of maintenance have been key factors in design and development.