Recreational
Recreational

Michigan Wheel offers a broad range of propellers for almost any type of pleasure boat. Our high quality products are made with certified virgin ingot metals. That means no scrap and more consistent, durable propellers, most of which we make right here in the USA. Our time-tested designs come in many sizes and variations so recreational boat users can find the exact piece they need and know they’ve passed our formal quality process. We dimensionally inspect every propeller we build using the latest electronic measurement equipment.

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Commercial
Commercial

The commercial propellers at Michigan Wheel are sophisticated and specific to the needs of commercial boat owners. We make most of our propellers here in the USA, and have almost unlimited possibilities for size, going up to 11 meters or more. No matter the size, our propellers feature certified materials for consistent durability and lifespan, and are manufactured to be reliable, efficient, and quiet. Michigan Wheel is proud of our superb customer service, and distribution networks to help commercial boat owners get the products, service, and support that they need as fast as possible.

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Government
Government

The government product division at Michigan Wheel is focused on solutions. Unlike other boat owners who can pick a standard propeller to fit their needs, our government and federal project clients have unique propulsion needs. Our job is to listen to what the application is and then custom-build the piece to the application’s specifications. Whether you know the exact measurements of your propeller and simply need a reputable builder, or if you only have an idea of what you’re looking for and need our engineers to design and make the exact propeller for you, we can do it with high tolerance, speed, and fuel efficiency and maintain reduced noise and vibration. All of our custom products feature the durability that Michigan Wheel has been delivering for over 100 years.

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Michigan Wheel Partner Installs World’s First Carbon Fiber Propeller for Main Propulsion on a Merchant Vessel

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

May 2014 - Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd continues to innovate in the world of marine propulsion, successfully installing the first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) main propulsion propeller on a merchant vessel. The propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK. The propeller was designed and built by Nakashima Propeller with support from ClassNK classification society of Japan who granted design and manufacturing approval. The Taiko Maru had previously installed CFRP propellers on its side thrusters in September of 2012. The successful performance of the side thrusters led to the decision to test... Read More

WorkBoat Show, New Orleans, December 3-5

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michigan Wheel Marine, along with our partner, Nakashima Propeller, will be attending the WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, December 3-5.  Come see us at Booth #1636 - we'll have propellers to view, catalogs to hand out, and a few giveaways! Michigan Wheel and Nakashima sales and engineering personnel will also be on hand for you to speak with.  We hope to see you there! Read More

Michigan Wheel Marine and Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd Announce New Strategic Partnership

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michigan Wheel Marine and Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd have announced a new strategic partnership that is designed to combine their respective business strengths and promote co-operation in developing and expanding their global marine propulsion businesses. Negotiations have been ongoing for several months during which time business operations of both organizations have continued to expand, and it is on the foundation of this strength that the deal was signed. As part of the agreement Nakashima has acquired a 30% stock holding in Michigan Wheel Marine. Michigan’s President and CEO Stan Heide said; “This alliance is a logical extension of... Read More

Producing the finest quality boat propellers for the past 100 years.

With over 100 years of experience as the marine propulsion industry leader, Michigan Wheel continues to make the custom-crafted boat propeller you buy off the shelf. The unmatched performance and the wide variety of styles and types in Michigan propellers offer boaters a single source for boat props that are custom made for every kind of pleasure craft in the water. Boat propellers ranging from the marine inboard and industrial fixed pitch propellers, from 3” through 96” diameters — suited for pleasure and commercial markets, all the way to a complete line of aluminum and stainless steel replacement propellers for Outboard and Sterndrive applications. Whatever your particular demands, Michigan Wheel can fit you with the right, hand-crafted propeller.

Michigan Wheel’s philosophy of applying both machine and hand operations — each in the areas where it excels — has made Michigan propellers the standard by which the industry judges excellence. Such manufacturing integrity means that, in the future, as in the past, you can depend upon Michigan Wheel – where breakthroughs in propeller technology begin.

Michigan Wheel has locations in the United States, England, and the United Arab Emirates to service the marine industry worldwide.