Becker Schilling®* Rudder family.


The new and optimized Schilling® Rudder profile offers further improved manoeuvring for all sizes and types of vessels. It is available as a full spade design (Schilling® MonoVec) or Schilling® KSR. The Schilling® Navigator Rudder closes the gap between conventional semi-spade and full spade rudders. The new Schilling® KSR Rudders offer large tankers and bulkers the advantages of the High-Lift Schilling® rudder profile and the enhanced manoeuvrability of a full spade rudder in combination with the KSR King Support Rudder.

Becker rudder designs with Becker Schilling® profiles:

  • Full spade (Schilling® MonoVec-C & VecTwin)
  • Full spade KSR support (Schilling® KSR)
  • Heel support (MonoVec-A)
  • HERUS® support (Schilling® Navigator)

Becker Schilling® Rudder profiles provide:

  • Exceptional full speed course-keeping ability
  • Reduced rudder “hunting” under autopilot operation
  • Significantly reduced overshoot angles
  • Reduced head reach and lateral deviation
  • Improved crabbing and zero-speed control, reducing reliance on tug assistance
  • Enhanced turning capability with significantly reduced turning circles at speed
  • Single-piece construction with no moving parts makes Schilling® ideally suited for all ice notations

The Becker Schilling®* concept.

The Schilling® Rudder is a high-lift rudder, designed for vessels of any size, and supplied in single or multiple configurations. Being of a single piece construction with optimised shape and no moving parts, the Schilling® Rudder dramatically improves both course-keeping and vessel control characteristics. With operating angles up to 70° port and starboard, the Schilling® Rudder can control the propulsive force to achieve an efficient “side thrust” effect at a ship’s stern.

The enhanced levels of ship handling and control achieved with the Schilling® Rudder system gives ship owners and operators access to a range of long term operating, cost and safety benefits.

The unique profile of the Schilling® Rudder incorporates:

  • New enhanced high-lift low drag profile
  • A rounded leading edge promoting good flow properties at all rudder angles
  • A fishtail trailing edge that accelerates the flow and recovers lift over the aft section of the rudder
  • End and optional intermediate plates to control propeller slipstream
  • High rudder balance optimising propeller coverage
  • Fully welded steel construction of the rudder blade
  • Rudder blade to stock connection by keyless conical or flange coupling
  • Single or multiple bearing support with no moving parts