MZ Electronic acquires the company Progetto Elica


MZ Electronic S.r.l. acquires the company Progetto Elica S.r.l., specialized in the calculation, design, and production of customized propellers (immersed or surface). Not only that, but also shaft lines, rudders for boats up to 150 feet, that is up to 45 meters.

MZ Electronic acquires Progetto Elica

MZ Electronic, already a distributor of brands such as Yacht Controller, today adds another important step. Progetto Elica S.r.l. Progetto Elica was born from the experience of SBM, a historical Italian propeller company born in 1963. The experience and the ability of the technicians have allowed Progetto Elica to develop customized propellers according to the boat or replicas of existing propellers.

Because of the long experience and very high skill level of the staff, Progetto Elica can design and produce both customized propellers and replicas of already existing propellers. Progetto Elica employ a combination of advanced technologies (CAD/CAE design, CAM machining, computerized pitch gauge, dynamic balancing), skilled craftmanship and expertise in the finishing processes for all the custom-made propellers. Progetto Elica production process is tightly controlled at every step, in order to supply high quality propellers, delivering optimal performances relative to the specifications of every single boat.


Progetto Elica designs and produces fully submerged and surface-piercing propellers, from 3 to 6 blades, up to a maximum diameter of 1500mm, according to the following process:

  • design of the propeller (CAD- CAE technology);
  • production of the propeller mould for casting through 3D printing technology (CAM)
  • casting and material quality control
  • machining and handmade finishing
  • propeller measurement by computerized pitch gauge
  • propeller keyway or toothing
  • certificated dynamic balancing

Our propellers are produced in aluminum-bronze (NiBrAl) or manganese-brass (OTS2).

Shaft Lines

Progetto Elica designs and produces a complete shaft lines assisting the shipyard to define the specifications:

bronze and stainless steel rudders with connection rod

  • propeller shafts
  • coupling flanges
  • brass brackets
  • metal-rubber bearings
  • shaft seals


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