Swan Group

Prop Shop

From a startup in 1990, Prop Shop has built an unrivalled range and reputation for model boat propellers and related parts.

All of our props are lost-wax precision castings and uniquely are balanced and polished as standard.  We use top grade silicon bronze, nibral or stainless steel as appropriate.  Our clients include professional scale modellers (for static display), discerning r/c boaters and speed record holders.

Some 500 patterns (including non catalogue types) are available and this number is increasing all the time.  Prop Shop will always consider new requests or ways to adapt existing products.

Our system is that a stock of all popular sizes are kept as raw castings, which are then machined and finished as orders arrive . This helps us to adapt to the many different threads (US and European) and bore sizes that customers require. A large stock of metric-thread props is also kept fully finished.  Our very popular gas props and hydroplane 'cleaver style' types are stocked ready machined with 1/4" and 3/16" dog drive fittings. Nickel-aluminium bronze (nibral) is standard for these high speed props, but stainless is increasingly popular.  The longer process time for stainless generally means longer delivery and a price increase of 15% over the bronze props. For the FSR/multi-race enthusiast, a large range of economical two-blade props is made in aluminium.

Prop Shop has a policy of always improving the range, processes and designs whereever possible, so we appreciate customer feedback as well as the loyalty of customers worldwide.