Nautican Research & Development Ltd
Nautican products help operators become more fuel efficient, profitable and environmentally friendly with high-performance integrated propulsion units including high efficiency nozzles, propellers, pre-swirl stators and triple rudders. Nautican has also developed hydralift skegs for barges showing an increase in tracking with a substantial decrease in drag. The independently tested systems have been shown to maximize power while reducing fuel consumption, offering an exceptional return on investment. The Nautican product line is manufactured and sold exclusively by Nautican Research & Development Ltd, USA.
Founded in 1972 by Josip Gruzling, Nautican pioneered the use of hydrofoils to increase efficiency, and conducted groundbreaking research in hydrodynamics, naval architecture and computing. The company holds multiple patents for Gruzling’s unique designs, which include high-efficiency nozzles for boats and hydralift skegs for barges. In 2003, Nautican developed the Integrated Propulsion Unit, which combines the High Efficiency Nozzle, Triple Rudders, Stators, and Propeller in a fully assembled, ready-to-install unit.