Worldwide installation assistance

Simple to install, a hull perforation drawing and an installation instructions manual are supplied, the SDS being conceived to be a plug and play system.

When required by our customers as an option, FRANCE HELICES will send our SDS technician to assist your shipyard technicians to assemble the SDS.


Our SDS technician can also operate for final settings while sea trials for commissioning worldwide, on request.
During the sea trials: measurements of speed, rpm, power, temperature of our system and a trial report is issued.

Annual maintenance and after sales service

Our SDS has a long life cycle and low maintenance costs.

For your annual maintenance or to order spare parts, please check this document « HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SDS » and send us back your serial number. We’ll provide you the necessary support, surface piercing propellers (High quality class S) and spare parts (as frame, trim cylinder unit, tie-bar, lower sphere unit, thrust box, shaft, helm pump, dashboard, zinc, rubber bearing…).

Our SDS technicians are available from Monday to Friday, on, please indicate your SDS serial number.

For quotation and delivery time please contact us.

Surface drives refit and repair

Our team offers you the refit of your SDS surface drives in order to evolve and improve your system with the latest technologies in compliance with the highest standards and specifications to give them a second life. Contact us for quotation.

Surface piercing propellers

Our services control, repair, modify, do a dynamic balancing on your props.
Please send us back your props for a complete diagnostic in our workshops, contact us .

Technical training

A shipyard theorical SDS training during approx. 2 days is done on hydraulic, mechanical and electronic parts, explanations of procedures and checks to be carried out before start-up. Practical training follows at dockside, at sea and return to port.

For repair/refit centers, we provide also technical training, mount and dismount, maintenance of the SDS, quotation on request.