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Schottel (company), German manufacturer of ship propulsion

Schottel or Schöttel is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ivan Schottel, United States football coach
  • Justus Georg Schottel, Baroque German grammarian
  • Peter Schöttel, Austrian football player
Schottel (company)

Schottel is a manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications. The company founder Josef Becker invented the rudderpropeller, a z-drive, in 1950. Today the company develops and manufactures azimuth propulsion, maneuvering and steering systems. In 2014 the subsidiary Schottel Hydro was founded to bundle up the company activities in the hydrokinetic energy segment.