Tristream Propeller Company – stainless steel folding yacht propellers

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Referrals


These are testimonials we have received from clients who are now enjoying many long hours of trouble free yachting.

4 blade users:

BUIZEN YACHTS

Buizen Yachts are Australian manufacturers of world class 40 & 48 foot cruising yachts. Their timeless design, strength, build quality and standard of finish has made them the benchmark by which other handcrafted yachts are judged.

Buizen Yachts have selected Tristream folding 4 blade propellers as their propeller of choice for standard fitment on their yachts. Steve Howe, Director of Buizen Yachts passed on his thoughts “…we have been more than pleased with the performance of the Tri Stream 4 bladed folding propeller since we began installing them as standard equipment on the Buizen 48 “
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MILIAN

CLASS: Mono
Thanks for the supply of the propeller.

It trialed beautifully. There is no vibration, the load as measured by the pyrometer has dropped 25% at cruising revs with no loss in cruise speed and due to that we can now utilise the full rev range of the engine which allows us top speed of 9kts versus 8kts previously.

We have increased speed by 1 kt at top end; the pyro has dropped 25% at cruising revs.

John Kelly


LENGTH: 70 Ft.
WEIGHT 27 Tonnes
ENGINE:

Yanmar

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 110 HP
RPM: 4000
 

 

 

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DEFIANT

CLASS: Roberts 53
“No vibration whatsoever...

It's actually brilliant!

Finally we've got this propeller business sorted out at last. Now we can go cruising.

Thanks”

Client Sea Trial Results - April 2008
Propeller Type 1600 rpm Top Speed
Fixed Blade 6.1 Knots 8.8 knots
Feathering 6.2 knots 8.4 knots
TRISTREAM 7.7 knots 9.8 knots

Matthew & Rhondda O'Donoghue


LENGTH: 50 Ft.
WEIGHT 32 Tonnes
ENGINE:

John Deere

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 135 HP
RPM: 2500
 

 

 

 

 

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ECLIPSE

CLASS: Buizen 48

“Sailing performance is important to me, as I race regularly. The Tristream is the best propeller for my application.

The four-blade Tristream has completely eliminated all high frequency vibrations. It is superbly machined and the shiny stainless steel construction makes it a shame to put it in the water!

The blade area of the four blades significantly improves performance when punching into a head wind and sea”


D Gough

LENGTH: 48 Ft.
WEIGHT 4 Tonnes
ENGINE:  
FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 120 HP
RPM: 4200
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FASCINATION

CLASS: Mono
After two different Brands of feathering propellers, we were in belief that the vibration was with us to stay. Then on our third attempt we fitted a Tristream 25" 4 Blade Folding Prop to our yacht "Fascination. The return trip from Sydney to the gold coast was a Dream.
In light airs we motored for 17 hours. We were delighted in the lack of vibration and greatly improved bite in reverse, which has installed us with greater confidence in berthing.

It appears that our third attempt, we finally got it right.

L Farnham

LENGTH: 70 Ft.
WEIGHT 27 Tonnes
ENGINE:

Yanmar

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 110 HP
RPM: 4000
   
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3 blade users:

ADVENTURE CAT

CLASS: Hughes Catamaran

"The performance of the prop was outstanding. It was very smooth and powerful in fwd. and rev. The prop is a wonderful change from the vibration that is prone to Max props.
Another nice feature is not having to get our boat up to at least 8 knots before we can shut down the motor and feather the props as we currently do with the Max props.

The simplicity of the design and the stainless steel construction is also a plus. For 7 years we have lived with a vibration problem that varied from the annoying to the severe and it is a memorable day to finally get rid of it."

J Gardner

LENGTH:

55 Ft.

WEIGHT

3.5 Tonnes

ENGINE:

Twin

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 60 HP
RPM: 3900 
 

 

 

 

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VALTAIR

CLASS: Mono Hull

"Entry in the 98 Sydney Hobart and a tight schedule required the run to Sydney from Melbourne to be accomplished motoring and motor sailing for most of the journey.

Again the props performed well and when during the race, in very heavy weather, Valtair sustained a broken fore stay fitting resulting in withdrawal some 10 miles off Eden, the Tristream props were more than adequate for the run to the safety of Eden.

Valtair's sailing master at the above date reported that there props have given nearly two years trouble free service and are still performing beautifully.”

A Cittadini

LENGTH:

66 Ft.

WEIGHT

15.5 Tonnes

ENGINE:

Twin Volvos

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 75 HP
RPM: 3200
 

 

 

 

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HULLABALOO

OWNER: Jim O'keefe

"The Tristream three Blade Folding Propeller is a great leap forward in design and performance. After 30 years cruising racing and delivering both mono Hulls and Cats to both East and West coasts of the US I have found that this product stands out in design for sheer strength and simplicity.

However, when put to work in has the grip and performance we all want together with an instantaneous and smooth operation. Forward to reverse and back into neutral it is a dream come true.

The huge amount of thrust delivered is most impressive. Once you have seen it perform you are hooked.
Congratulations Tristream and Thank you"

J O’keefe

CLASS: Adams 13
LENGTH:

42 Ft

WEIGHT

13500 lbs

ENGINE:

Nanni

FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 22.5 Hp
RPM: 3200
 

 

 

 

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BAGATELLE

CLASS: Crowther Cat

“From the very first sea trial, the change was dramatic. The combination of additional horsepower and the three bladed props saw Bagatelle top eleven knots at maximum revs on flat water and cruising comfortably at eight.

Punching into a strong wind on choppy water, she can still make good speed. On one motor only top speed is as high as seven and a half knots with comfortable cruising at six. What an improvement!

But the "Piece De Resistance" has been the incredible reverse thrust the Tristream propellers have given to Bagatelle giving her maneuverability I had only ever dreamed about. The reverse pitch built into the design is a winner.”


L Cuming


LENGTH: 45 Ft.
WEIGHT 7.4 Tonnes
ENGINE: Twin Volvo's
FUEL:

Diesel

HP: 30 HP
RPM:
 

 

 

 

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