King Propulsion

King Propulsion King Propulsion is the US agent for Bruntons Propellers offering Autoprop, Varifold and SigmaDrive
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KINGpropulsion is a Naval Architecture Consultancy providing service, solutions and products to the marine industry. KINGpropulsion specializes in ship hydrodynamics, ship performance and ship propulsion with a strong focus on the small craft sector. KINGpropulsion has teamed with Bruntons Propellers from the UK to represent their range of sailboat propellers and propeller shaft couplings in the USA. KINGpropulsion is a limited liability company formed in 2013 with a collaboration between Dr. Lisa Allen, a Virginia based entrepreneur, and Dr. Roderick Sampson a Naval Architect with a passion for all things propulsion. The company corporate headquarters are based in Lansdowne, VA with a local design office located in Virginia Beach, VA. The company is registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mission: King Propulsion strives to fit the right sailboat propeller to your sailboat no matter how you sail or how you use it. King Propulsion exceeds customer expectations by offering expert service, true knowledge, trust and brand loyalty.

04/30/2020
Getting to know the Propeller guy

Not your usual propeller store! King Propuslion is staffed by a PhD Naval Architect who specializes in cavitation. Add that to product portfolio of all types of sailboat propellers and you know you are in for a treat. The no BS aproach to technical talk gives you honest and accurate answers not a sales pitch. THe end result is impartiality on a custom propeller solution right for you and for your sailboat. How refreshing!! Check out our new website to find more about us! We offer Autoprop and Varifold sailboat propellers as well as SigmaDrive shaft couplings.

04/09/2020
Going the distance with our sailboat propellers

You must know somebody who was sold a fancy propeller for their sailboat that was going to revolutionize how they sail or how fast they get back home for happy hour, only to be disappointed.

It is more common than you think, the sales person on commission will often do anything to, well make the sale. They bound performance and efficiencies around like crazy with outlandish claims that hook you in. Then there is the installation, the prop doesn't fit or needs modifying and the dealer is nowhere to be found.

Make a different choice today, choose King Propulsion for your next propeller. You see we offer fixed, folding and feathering propellers, so you are not typecast for a one propeller will do everything. We explain as engineers that each propeller has advantages, and disadvantages for certain boats, sailing styles and sailers. We look at the interferences you might encounter on the installation and manage expectations so you know exactly what sailboat propeller you are buying and what that sailboat propeller will do for you. Visit https://kingpropulsion.com to find out more!

04/02/2020
How to service a H5 Autoprop Tab Washer Propeller

We have been busy this week! This video is how to service an Autoprop H5 tab washer style Autoprop. There are not too many of this style of Autoprop bearings out there so this video will be invaluable to the owners of this propeller. The H5 tab washer (TW) has a similar teardown to the tab screw version, except it uses a lock washer in place of a locking bolt to keep the blade nut in place. It is a straightforward procedure that should take no more than an afternoon to complete.

King Propulsion are the US distributors for Bruntons Propellers and can service your Autoprop, including bearing replacement, rebuilds, sail drive hub servicing, re-pitching of the blades and more. To find out about getting your Autoprop serviced in the USA get in touch today on (757) 962-9219 or visit www.kingpropulsion.com

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04/01/2020
How to re-assemble an Autoprop H5 after service

Autoprop feathering sailboat propellers can be serviced. This is the second (long awaited) part of the service and shows you how to assemble an Autoprop H5 roller bearing tab screw propeller ready for rebuilding. Dr. Roderick Sampson of King Propulsion explains each part of the process, the tools you need and tips on how to do it.

If the process is to daunting fro you, don't worry. King Propulsion are the US distributors for Bruntons Propellers and can service your Autoprop, including bearing replacement, rebuilds, sail drive hub servicing, re-pitching of the blades and more. To find out about getting your Autoprop serviced in the USA get in touch today on (757) 962-9219 or visit www.kingpropulsion.com

03/30/2020
Propellers you need to know about!

Have you been over and over the multitude of choices for sailbat propellers and are feeling dazed and confused? Not to worry - we explain the three main types of sailboat propellers - folding, feathering and fixed, and why you would choose between them. Remember King Propulsion is the US distributor for Bruntons Propellers and we sell all three, assuring you we are giving impartial advice on the props!

Remember all propellers and SIgmaDrives are 20% off in April!!!!!

To find out more, visit our website www.kingpropulsion.com

03/27/2020
Missing the boat shows!

Very sad time at the moment. This video was a wrap up for the Autumn show and a lead in the the Spring Sailboat show, now cancelled like everything else. I wonder if there will ever be a virtual boat show in its place?

As a help to the sailers out there remember we are offering 20% across the product lines through April, so a little boat show love!

Stay safe!

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA In this difficult time we wanted to share some love. Many of you are able to work on your boa...
03/26/2020

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

In this difficult time we wanted to share some love. Many of you are able to work on your boats and do much needed maintenance, or plan for upgrades when the troubles lift. To help you achieve this King Propulsion, the US distributor for Bruntons Propellers, is discounting our line of Varifold folding propellers, Autoprop feathering propellers and SigmaDrive shaft couplings 20% all through the month of April. Our team of Naval Architects are working by the power of home computers and the factory is able to fulfill orders.

Now is the time to start planing, talking to our team of Naval Architects and solving all the technical challenges of upgrading your propulsive needs.

Check out our website at www.kingpropulsion.com or give us a call on (757) 962-9219!

Having a great time in Stuart FL at the boat show. A small gathering of dedicated sailors with terrific weather. We have...
03/06/2020

Having a great time in Stuart FL at the boat show. A small gathering of dedicated sailors with terrific weather. We have Sigmadrive on the stand along with Autoprop. The Autoprop is getting a lot of interest as people understand that it is way more than a sailboat propeller and can save a trawler as much as 20% in fuel!! Come visit

02/11/2020
How long will your sailboat propeller last

In this video we give you an honest opinion of how long a sailboat propeller will last and why Bruntons sailboat propellers outshine their competitors! Intewrested in a sailboat propeller? Call us today on (757) 962 9219 to find out more!

The floodwaters have receded! Highest tide in Annapolis in 12 years last night. Come see us early before the floods come...
10/13/2019

The floodwaters have receded! Highest tide in Annapolis in 12 years last night. Come see us early before the floods come back at 4:30 - 5 pm. Show would normally be open until 6 so don’t be late!

Wrapping up at the show for today. Thanks to all the friends and supporters who came by the stand. To say hello. We may ...
10/11/2019

Wrapping up at the show for today. Thanks to all the friends and supporters who came by the stand. To say hello. We may be underwater soon. Tide has another foot to go. New meaning to waterfront booths!

It’s that time again!  Come to the Annapolis Boat Show (Booth B2) to see the awesome Autoprop super Sigmadrive and the v...
10/11/2019

It’s that time again! Come to the Annapolis Boat Show (Booth B2) to see the awesome Autoprop super Sigmadrive and the vunderful Varifold! Sorry it’s early but we are having fun. Show runs until Monday. Se you there!

It’s the Annapolis Sailboat Show weekend! We’re here! Today through Monday. Oct 10 - 14.
10/11/2019

It’s the Annapolis Sailboat Show weekend! We’re here! Today through Monday. Oct 10 - 14.

01/03/2019
Autoprop Sailboat Propellers!

Thinking about an Autoprop Propeller? They are more affordable than you think! Sold and serviced from Virginia Beach find out today about this fabulous sailboat propeller

08/23/2018
How to take apart an Autoprop H5 Propeller

Autoprop feathering sailboat propellers can be serviced by the owner. This short video, part one in a series of two shows you how to dismantle an Autoprop H5 roller bearing tab washer propeller ready for rebuilding. Dr. Roderick Sampson of King Propulsion explains each part of the process, the tools you need and how to make some of your own. The second and final video in the series will show you how to assemble and torque the blades.

We have had a busy summer here at King Propulsion, I've been busy shooting Boat Tech TV Season 2, we are gearing up for ...
08/16/2018

We have had a busy summer here at King Propulsion, I've been busy shooting Boat Tech TV Season 2, we are gearing up for the Annapolis Autumn Boat Show and getting ready to service propellers over the winter. Yes summer is coming to an end! Thanks for checking out and following our page, stay tuned I have a lot planned!!

Roderick

08/16/2018
Servicing an Autoprop in the USA - no problem!

Servicing an Autoprop feathering sailboat propeller in the USA couldn't be easier. King Propulsion is the US agent for Bruntons Propellers and offers full factory certified servicing and refurbishing of Autoprop sailboat propellers. No matter what model you have King Propulsion can help. We service H20, H5, H6 and H9 propellers for the old style ball bearing, tab washer and tab screw propellers. If you want to do it yourself we have comprehensive Youtube Videos showing you how do do it. Or if you would rather we do the heavy lifting, give us a call!

08/07/2018
Older model Autoprops are still serviceable.  This weekend I repaired an H5 ball bearing Autoprop that was over 20 years...
05/10/2018

Older model Autoprops are still serviceable. This weekend I repaired an H5 ball bearing Autoprop that was over 20 years old. The owners looked after the anode so the propeller was in great shape. It was hard to get the hub off so the cleanup and rebuild were done at the yard. This style of propeller has loose ball bearings - small ones at that. With a bit of pre-planning and a good bucket, the job went smoothly!

If you have an older Autoprop, we can service and rebuild it for you! Give us a call today on (757) 962-9219

Just managed to bring this H6 Autoprop back to life!  If you think you have a similar challenge, let us know!
05/03/2018

Just managed to bring this H6 Autoprop back to life! If you think you have a similar challenge, let us know!

04/21/2018
Annapolis Boat Show is open today!

See the Famous Sigma Drive & Autoprop at the Annapolis Boat Show today! 10 am - 6 pm Saturday & 10 am - 5 pm Sunday - Booth C12

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19441 Golf Vista Plz Ste 360
Lansdowne, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(757) 962-9219

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