ZF Technology for Marine Propulsion Systems

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems is a supplier and one of the global market leader in the design and development of complete propulsion systems for all ship models.

ZF is Propulsion

ZF is recognized by its customers as an outstanding and reliable partner for both marine propulsion components as well as complete systems for all types of vessels.

Know-how, high flexibility and a willingness to work alongside our customers create the prerequisites for finding the appropriate technical solution for each application.

ZF Marine provides transmissions (reversing, non-reversing and hybrid), propellers, thrusters, steering systems and electronic control systems for a comprehensive range of applications with a power range from 10 to 12,000 kilowatts in commercial and fast crafts as well as in pleasure crafts and yachts.

The product range is continuously developed and adjusted to meet market requirements. Complying with safety standards, reliability, environmental compatibility, economic operation and customer comfort are top priorities.


Digital Solutions

As a continuous innovator, ZF is preparing for the next generation of marine propulsion systems with intelligent connectivity solutions that will further improve productivity and efficiency for different ship models. ZF accepts this challenge and combines mechanics, electronics and digital technologies in order to shorten and prevent down time through predictive maintenance planning.

Hybrid Technology

In light of the increasingly strict regulations at sea and in ports, the future of shipping belongs to clean and sustainable propulsion. ZF as supplier offers manufacturers and operators a broad portfolio of hybrid-ready transmissions for almost all types of vessels.


Commercial and Fast Craft

Reliable, robust and efficient – With its high-performance transmissions, propellers, thrusters as well as control and steering systems, ZF Marine always offers the right solution. The propulsion technology is optimally and individually adapted to the respective operating conditions – whether in commercial craft, for example in tugs, workboats and passenger ships, or in fast ferries.

Pleasure Craft and Yachts

ZF Marine equips pleasure craft such as water sports and sailing boats, cruisers and sport fishing boats, as well as yachts with transmissions, propellers, controls, and steering systems – Quiet, emission-free and lightweight.

Individual Product Selection

Product Configurator

Here you can find technical information to define the product best suited to your application with the Marine Product Selection Guide.

Further information

Service worldwide

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Download Center

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Fairs & Events

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ZF Marine Online Seminar 2020

The ZF Marine Team would like to thank you for your participation in the online seminar. Introduced were the latest product developments of the Product Competence Centers.Presentations on the individual topics and a summary of the questions asked can be downloaded here:

ZF develops new controls

ZF is developing a new generation of Human Machine Interfaces (control levers and joystick) for marine propulsion applications. The new ZF controls will include innovative features both for recreational and professional vessels. They will be available in 2021.These devices have been developed implementing innovative sensing technologies together with safety integrity functions.The project has been carried out within the operational program FESR 2014-2020 of the Trento Province according to “Axle 1: Strengthen research, innovation and technological development.”

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