About Flexofold Sailboat Propellers

Flexofold develops, designs and manufactures low drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts.

Who is Flexofold ?

The Danish company Flexofold ApS was established in 1992. With more than 25 years of dedicated work, Flexofold is now one of the most experienced and largest manufacturers of folding propellers for sailboats.

Since December 2017, Flexofold is owned by the engine manufacturer Yanmar Marine.

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All Flexofold propellers are manufactured in Denmark in a single-purpose factory, equipped with modern CNC equipment and robot technology.

Due to a flexible production setup, they are able to be manufactured and shipped worldwide within few days. We ensure that you get the right guidance and the best possible propeller solution for your sailboat.

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The first Flexofold Propeller was produced in 1993 and was quickly recognized as a superior product. Not to be satisfied, Flexofold introduced a new blade shape in 1997.

The wider blade design and redistributed mass has improved both forward and reverse performance. In the same year, a 3-blade design was introduced using similar design parameters.

In 1998, an even lower drag Racing propeller was introduced. This was quickly adopted on boats like the Farr 40 where the absolute lowest drag and good performance under power are required.

In 2008, three new 4-blade propellers were included in the wide product range.

In 2016, the 2-blade Composite propeller was introduced

Due to the attention they gave to their original goal of designing and selling the best folding propellers for sailboats at a competitive prices, Flexofold is used now as the original equipment of an increasing number of boatyards, including Beneteau, Dehler, Elan, Grand Soleil, Hanse, J-Boats, Malö, Najad, Swan, X-Yachts and many more


No matter if you need a 2-blade saildrive propeller for cruising or regatta sailing, a powerfull 3-blade propeller or a 4-blade to ensure hasslefree handling of your large yacht – Flexofold got the right propeller for you!

Looking at the profile and cross-section of the shaft propellers by Flexofold, you will see a powerful shape that will drive your boat well, converting more of the horsepower into thrust than any other propeller. Twin-helical gears between the blades insure synchronized opening and folding of the blades and the well designed and slim propeller hub provides a very low drag configuration.

Shaft Propellers

2, 3 & 4 Blades - Flexofold Shaft Folding Propellers


2, 3 Blades - Flexofold Saildrive Folding Propellers


Here you will find original spare parts for your Flexofold sailboat propellers.

Flexofold propellers Advantages

Lors de l'achat d'une hélice Flexofold, vous rejoindrez un nombre grandissant de propriétaires de bateaux bénéficiant des avantages d'une hélice repliable sous voile.


On a folding propeller, the blades do not stick out while sailing as they do on fixed. You won’t catch lobster or crab pots, fishing lines or debris in the water, a “catch” which ultimately may result in loss of steering ability and accident.


Due to the powerful shape and hydrodynamic design, the Flexofold propellers have superior forward, stopping and reversing power. In one test, a 63 foot Hanse went from 8 knots ahead to dead-in-the-water in one boat length! Who said a folding propeller can’t back up? They haven’t tried a Flexofold!


A folding propeller almost eliminates the huge drag from a fixed propeller and improves your sailing performance by 15% on average.  Nothing you do to your boat will increase sailing performance more! It simply makes sailing more enjoyable. You can sail faster than the guy who used to pass you, and keep sailing in lighter air than ever before. Enjoy your sailboat at higher speed.


You probably recognize the situation? Perfect weather and the sails set - and then the noise from a turning fixed propeller! With a Flexofold folding propeller, the noise will be as low as the drag.
Unlike other propeller brands, Flexofold also has strong built-in shock absorbers for quiet opening.


On a Flexofold propeller, the only moving parts are the blades. Smooth acting gears and strong materials secure long durability without need of messy greasing, rebuilding or other maintenance required. Get a Flexofold propeller and spend your time sailing – for many years to come.


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