Pioneering Exceptional Hydrodynamic Solutions
Nautican is a marine propulsion company that engineers and manufactures hydrodynamic solutions, including patented Integrated Propulsion Units, High Efficiency Nozzles and Propellers, high aspect ratio Triple Rudders, Pre-Swirl Stators, and also Hydralift Skegs for barges. Our independently tested systems have been shown to increase power and maneuverability, while significantly reducing fuel use and maintenance needs.
For decades, we have manufactured ultra-reliable propulsion systems, using only the highest quality materials and construction techniques—and we continue to conduct research and develop new ways to improve efficiency and performance. We work hand-in-hand with our customers to understand their operational needs and identify the best solutions for their fleet.
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 2020, Outbound Engineering Group LLC took over exclusive ownership of the Nautican brand with the complete Nautican product line now licensed, manufactured and sold under Nautican Research & Development Ltd, USA.
Throughout the company’s growth and evolution, Nautican has remained dedicated to engineering and manufacturing the highest quality marine propulsion systems with the most impressive return on investment. We listen to and learn from our customers every day, and deliver on our promise of improved efficiency, performance and reliability.
Our mission is to engineer the highest quality marine propulsion systems with the most impressive return on investment—then to make them even better. We listen to, and learn from our customers every day and deliver on our promise of improved efficiency, performance and reliability.