Bow Thrusters & Stern Thrusters for Boats

Why a bow thruster / stern thruster? During maneuvering, when the ship is almost at a stillstand, control over the vessel is rather poor, especially in windy conditions. Bow thrusters  / stern thrusters are electrically driven radial propellers, which allow the ship to move laterally. A simple push of a button moves the bow in either a port or starboard direction. Learn more about Bow Thrusters & Stern Thrusters...

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Logo SIDE-POWER
Bow thrusters from SIDE-POWER guarantee reliable operation even after years. The high standard of materials, accessories and services has already convinced several tens of thousands of customers, including many well-known original equipment manufacturers. The standard equipment already includes many thoughtful details, such as a generously sized electric motor with thermal protection, noise Q-propeller with a lot of power, galvanic isolation between the engine and transmission, electronic delay in case of a sudden change in thrust direction, switch panel with time-controlled shut-off and pre-wired control cables.
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Logo Vetus
VETUS is a developer, manufacturer and commercial enterprise for marine engines, generators and technical equipment on board of pleasure craft and small commercial vessels. The company was founded in 1964 by Dutchman, William Henry den Ouden.
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QUICK Nautical Equipment - Made in Italy since 1992 In 1996, QUICK launched the first windlass with ARIES. Today, SVB offers a wide range of different QUICK windlasses with various features. Since 1998 hot water boilers and heating elements in various volumes followed by bow thrusters and on-board electrical systems, such as battery chargers or remote controls, have been added to the QUICK portfolio. The windlass, bow thruster, keel hydraulics and gangway can be controlled by means of the practical hand-held remote control.
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Logo LEWMAR
Lewmar has been developing innovative and reliable marine products since 1946, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free time on the water. With its extensive range of anchors and windlasses, hatches & portlights, winches and hardware, Lewmar offers complete solutions for small charter boats and mega yachts alike. Production takes place in their own production facilities in the UK, forming the basis for the high quality standard of all Lewmar products.
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Bow Thrusters & Stern Thrusters

Bow Thrusters & Stern Thrusters

- Easy manoeuvring at the push of a button -

Installation and assembly of the thruster

The aft side of a ship can be laterally offset, mainly by incorporating a stern thruster, which is available upon request. We are happy to assist you in selecting the appropriate bow thruster for your boat. Relevant calculations are available.
 

What influences thrust power?

The nominal specified thrust can only be achieved under optimum conditions.
The following factors may affect thrust:
• Low voltage for the motor
• The pipe tunnel is not properly connected to the ship's hull
• The openings of the pipe tunnel are fixed with rods or grids

Install the bow thrusters in such a manner that they are always easily accessible.

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Victor F. on 09.04.2021

Excellent customer service from SVB and quick response to emails

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Jose M. on 07.04.2021

Teak products are high priced but given the amount of work in this teak item, price is fair. Outstanding SVB service delivering very fast during the pandemic.

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Marin K. on 06.04.2021

It is a pleasure working with you. Great service!