Retractable Propulsion

In 2002 McConaghy Boats designed, developed, and installed a retractable propulsion unit for its race winning maxi yachts to reduce the friction drag of folding props, shafts, and P brackets. This unit retracts completely flush to the hull shape, removing the sailing drag experienced by the other traditional propulsion arrangements.

McConaghy Boats produces an extremely lightweight and reliable performance-orientated piece of equipment – an essential for the serious grand-prix racer.

The expertise of McConaghy Boats is built into every drive unit.  Our retractable propulsion is available as a production version for 40 to 70ft yachts, and custom-built solutions for larger or unique vessels are available.