John and Will are pleased to provide a Hydrovane proposal specific to your boat.

Please see Contact Us and provide John with the requested details.

The pricing for smaller Parts is found under the Technical tab.

Complete package


Complete HYDROVANE VXA2D system includes:

  2. VANE – Standard, Stubby, or Extendable ‘XT’
  4. SHAFT ASSEMBLY – Size required will be advised
  5. TWO BRACKETS – Brackets required will be advised
    • First Bracket: ‘‘H’ – hinged (always one ‘H’)
    • Second Bracket:
      • ‘H’ – hinged
      • ‘E’ – elbow – single strut
      • ‘A’ – double strut

Emergency Steering system only (for racers):

  2. SHAFT ASSEMBLY – same as above
  3. TWO BRACKETS – same as above

PRICES Jan 2018

Before Shipping and VAT

VXA1 – no remote course setting – reduce Drive Unit prices by £220; €264; US$319; CAD$385

Component / CurrencyGBP £EURO €USD $CAD $
Drive Unit VXA21,7972,1572,6063,145
Extended Heading Tube (if required)100120145175
Vane - Standard/Stubby264317382462
Vane - XT 'Extendable'544653789952
'H' - Hinged329395478576
'E' - Single Strut392470568686
'A' - Double Strut1,0191,2231,4771,783
Tiller Assembly (alone)148178215259

Used Hydrovanes

Consider the necessary costs


We are happy to provide advice on older units. If you find one you are interested in, please contact Will or John.

Too often we provide the bad news of the cost of necessary segments that can result in total payments nearing the cost of a new unit, but without desirable features. In looking for a used unit it is important that you find both:

  • A current model
  • Has the appropriate shaft and brackets to be installed on your boat

Many purchasers of used units find that if they don’t get the correct configuration, the cost to make the unit suitable to their boat is close to or even more than cost of a new unit.

When calculating discounts for older units it is wise to know what you may need and/or what you may be missing.

  • A new Shaft Assembly
    • Is the shaft the right size for your boat?
    • Is the shaft strong enough? Until 2002, we did provide a smaller diameter shaft, 1 1/8” (28.575mm) for small boats (up to 15,000 lbs). If the 1 1/8in shaft were to end up on a larger boat than was intended, it will bend.
    • All new shafts (since January 2009) are not only the larger 1 ¼” diameter, but made of ‘Super Duplex’ stainless steel – much harder and a remarkable 3 times stronger than the previous ‘316’ stainless 1 ¼” shafts.
  • A new Rudder – Today’s rudder MUST be supported by today’s Super Duplex shaft (2009 or newer), and the mid-bearing
  • Different Brackets – Are they the correct brackets for your boat?
  • Parts Unavailable – We only produce parts for the current model – since 1986
  • Performance on heavy displacement or fast boats – on older units (even VXA models) you may be missing many of the performance-enhancing features that have come about in recent years.
  • Today’s Drive unit includes:
    • Better balanced weights – properly balances the vane for improved light air performance
    • Better Bobbin Con Rod assembly – far stronger and tighter movement
    • Tighter Drive Sleeve
    • New Remote Course Setting, Worm & Worm Wheel
    • Improved Tiller – less prone to come loose or break
    • Overall improved motion:
      1. The Axis Disc has been altered to provide a bit more action
      2. The ‘drive train’ has been tightened up with the Con Rod/Bobbin connection and better Drive Sleeve
  • ‘Antique’ models are missing many key features

Visit the ‘Parts’ page for further information.