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Thrustmaster Takes a Majority Stake in Blue Thruster

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 19, 2018

Thrustmaster Holdings B.V., affiliated with US-based Thrustmaster of Texas Inc., has acquired a 58,5% stake in Blue Thruster, a Dutch-based maritime innovations company.

With this transaction, Thrustmaster, a leading supplier of thrusters, gains access to two innovative patents developed by Blue Thruster. These patents relate to the so-called V-pod concept, which is a highly innovative concept configuring an azimuth thruster with an integrated permanent magnet motor.

With this transaction, Thrustmaster further expands its product portfolio. and its global footprint. Simultaneously, Thrustmaster has engaged into a cooperation with AAApropulsion BV, an independent supplier of bow thrusters which avails of a license agreement with Blue Thruster and also markets and supplies the V-pods.

In return, Blue Thruster has attracted a strong partners and the opportunity to further develop innovations in the coming years.

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