Nautican Propulsion USA

Nautican Propulsion LLC Continues the Nautican High Performance Marine Product Line.

The Nautican line of high-performance marine products are now engineered, manufactured and sold exclusively by Nautican Propulsion LLC, USA.

Outbound Engineering Group LLC has taken ownership of the intellectual property of Nautican Research and Development Ltd in satisfaction of its secured debts. The intellectual property is inclusive of the Nautican branding, product designs, engineering, research data, production methods, trade secrets and customer profiles.

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.

In 2013, the company was acquired by a new owner, opened a West Coast sales office in Seattle in 2014, and the head office was moved from Vancouver, British Columbia to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 2015. Nautican opened manufacturing facilities in Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island in 2016.

Nautican Research and Development Ltd made an assignment into bankruptcy on January 9, 2020 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The trustee in the matter was PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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.

For 45 years, Nautican has developed innovative products and has a strong following of customers who value the increased performance and quality of the system. We have heard from customers that they need the Nautican product line to continue.

Nautican Propulsion and David Dumont, P.E. can be reached at, 206-925-3569.