The BHF Stainless Steel Prop Deflector


Launched in 2013 the Prop Deflector following a testing and development programme, a unique stainless steel propeller deflector designed to protect the propeller yet not to restrict the overall performance of the engine and craft at speed.

Designed in the UK and manufactured by BH Fabrication in Hythe, the construction is produced in Marine Grade Stainless Steel. The deflector bars are made from aerofoil shaped oval tube, which reduces weight, reduces harmonics and resonance issues therefore avoiding potential damage to the welds, yet still offers incredible strength.

Marine Innovation award finalist. 

The Prop Deflector was originally developed for the flood rescue sector, proving to be very successful in use by the rescue services, before coming to the commercial and leisure markets.

It is worth underlining that in tests the RNLI who use the product, a craft achieving a top speed of 30 knots only lost 5% overall speed, with no manoeuvrability issues found, even when utilising the standard propeller.

The range currently covers outboard motors ranging from 3 - 250 hp.

There are new models currently being designed that will increase the power range furthermore.

Click here to view footage of Prop Deflector in use