Benefits and Features


  • Unmatched Safety!
  • 5 year Commercial guarantee & 15 year Pleasure craft guarantee
  • Maintenance free
  • Easy installation
  • Radial lip seal
  • Marine grade stainless steel carrier housing
  • Thordon guide bush – contains friction and noise reducing additives
  • Compact length that can be adjusted
  • Custom identified with build number
  • Individually assembled and tested

Additional safety feature: Heat Warning System.


  • Variety of marine applications including, Struts, Stern tubes & Rudders
  • SSB standard sizes suit shafts from ¾’ to 4”
  • SSB will not lock onto the rotating shaft
  • Can be machined to custom sizes to suit supplied housing & shaft measurements
  • Rolls out particles without scoring the shaft or liner
  • Less wear and greater misalignment tolerances as a result of a larger water filmv
  • Does not require ANY grease
  • Easy to replace – can be glue, press or freeze fitted


  • Designed to be fitted with Kiwi Small Ship Thordon bearings
  • Manufactured to a very accurate ID & OD
  • Accommodates all sizes of Kiwi Shaft Seals
  • For shaft sizes 3/4″ to 4″ in diameter & lengths up to 5 metres
  • The number of Kiwi Small Ship bearings and position in stern tube can be easily adjusted to provide correct shaft support.
  • Can be fitted to any type of hull construction
  • Able to be fabricated into Aluminium, steel, timber, GRP(fibre glass)
  • Will not suffer from corrosion