Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market-Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market Is Segmented By Number Of Blades (Two and Three Blades, Four Blades, Five Blades ), By Application (passenger Vessels And Commercial/cargo Vessels), And By Ship Type (Tug And Push Boats, Ferries​, Ice Breakers, and Other Ship Type), and By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).

Market Snapshot

Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market Size
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market was valued at USD 5.33 billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach USD 7.14 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of about 5% during the forecast period 2022 - 2027.

During the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, the market was hit adversely because of the disruptions caused in the supply chain as several major economies of the world were forced into lockdown, and economic activities were halted during this period. All the manufacturing units and OEM plants stopped their production to adhere to the social distancing norms and restrict the spread of the virus. The demand for Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller also fell drastically during this period. Yet, with the gradual opening up of economies, the demand returned to the market. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.

  • Over the long term, With growing international seaborne trade, new shipbuilding and repair market, and increasing maritime tourism are some of the primary factors that are driving the market growth.
  • Over the long term, with growing technology and innovations in the marine industry, the advent of highly advanced and energy-efficient marine propulsion systems has resulted in maximum output with minimum fuel consumption. Thus, the design, material, and operating efficiency have been the major aspect areas where the buyers have been majorly concerned.

However, fluctuations in government policies, regulations, and subsidies from region to region are likely to influence the global marine industry growth, which would eventually impact the marine propeller market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

A controllable-pitch propeller is made up of a boss with separate blades mounted into it. An internal mechanism enables the blades to be moved simultaneously through an arc to change the pitch angle. The controllable pitch propellers can be used to run the ship in forward and backward directions, both without the requirement to change the direction of rotation of the engine.

The controllable pitch propellers market is segmented by the number of blades, application, ship type, and geography.

By the number of blades, the market has been segmented into Two and Three Blades, Four Blades, and Five Blades. By application, the market has been segmented into passenger Vessels And Commercial/cargo Vessels. By Ship Type, the market has been segmented into Tug And Push Boats, Ferries​, Ice Breakers, and Other Ship Types. By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

By Number Of Blades
Two and Three Blades
Four Blades
Five Blades
By Application
passenger Vessels
Commercial/cargo Vessels
By Ship Type
Tug And Push Boats
Ice Breakers
Other Ship Type
North America
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Controllable Pitch Propellers Continue to Witness Growth

Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) In Controllable or Variable Pitch Propellers (CPP), the propeller blades are attached to the boss, and their pitch can be altered via a hydraulic system. The blades are removable, so if they incur damage, they can be repaired without the removal of the whole propellor.

For the advantages that a CPP system gives, the CPP propellor is also more complex. Instead of the Monoblock design of a Fixed propellor, the CPP has multiple moving parts in the propellor and shaft and a hydraulic system with which to control the pitching.

On the other hand, growth of the global marine propeller market is driven by greater adoption of electric propulsion technology, increase in new shipbuilding & repair activities, greater demand for sea-based logistics & trade, and growth in demand for maritime travel & tourism activities.

Controllable Pitch Propellers Continue to Witness growth across the Shipbuilding industry.

Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market Trends

Asia-Pacific is Likely to Lead the Market

Asia-Pacific continues to dominate the Controllable Pitch marine propeller market, owing to an increase in shipbuilding industries in China & South Korea and growth in the number of joint ventures with international brands.

In recent years, China's shipbuilding industry has been rapidly strengthening. Compared with the world-class shipbuilding powerhouses, however, China's research and manufacturing capabilities in the field of high-tech and high-value-added ships have been noticed as insufficient, while the industry has excess manufacturing capacity. Thus, the companies in the country have been focusing on merging plans to operate as a big unit in order to capture the potential demand in the marine industry. For instance, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited merged into one corporation. This reorganized corporation has 147 scientific research institutes, enterprises, and listed companies with total assets of CPY 790 billion (about USD 112.29 billion dollars) and 310,000 employees. It has the largest shipbuilding and repairing base in China and the complete research and development capability in the field of shipping, allowing its marine equipment to meet the requirements of international technical standards and safety conventions.

Moreover, the rise in seaborne trade of crude oil, mostly from Middle East countries to Asia-Pacific, is another factor that drives the Asia-Pacific controllable pitch marine propeller market.

Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players in the Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller market include Rolls-Royce, Niigata Power Systems, Cat Propulsion, Brunvoll, Kawasaki, Wartsila Corporation, Etc.

  • In May 2020, China Shipbuilding Corporation and DNV entered into a joint agreement for the development of a new generation of ships and offshore engineering. The combined entity China Shipbuilding’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), will work on an R&D project for the development of a new smart ship.

Recent Development

  • In March 2022, Wärtsilä signed a long-term service agreement with Brittany Ferries to support a new LNG-fuelled ferry. The technology group Wärtsilä will provide technical support via a long-term service agreement for its broad scope of solutions installed on Brittany Ferries’ latest RoPax vessel, the ‘Salamanca.’ The 10-year agreement was signed in December 2021. The ferry will be inaugurated on March 25 and will make its first commercial sailing from Portsmouth, U.K., to Bilbao, Spain, on March 27.
  • In December 2020, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) got an order to manufacture four of world’s largest containerships with a capacity of 24,000 TEU.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Number Of Blades

      1. 5.1.1 Two and Three Blades

      2. 5.1.2 Four Blades

      3. 5.1.3 Five Blades

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 passenger Vessels

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial/cargo Vessels

    3. 5.3 By Ship Type

      1. 5.3.1 Tug And Push Boats

      2. 5.3.2 Ferries​

      3. 5.3.3 Ice Breakers

      4. 5.3.4 Other Ship Type

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Rolls Royce

      2. 6.2.2 Niigata Power Systems

      3. 6.2.3 Caterpillar Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Brunvoll AS

      5. 6.2.5 Kawasaki Group

      6. 6.2.6 Wartsila


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

The Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market is valued at 5 Billion USD in 2018.

The Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market is valued at 7 Billion USD in 2027.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Rolls Royce, Niigata Power Systems, caterpillar inc, Brunvoll AS, Kawasaki Group, Wärtsilä are the major companies operating in Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Market.

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