SX50S Hydropod External Bow Thruster / 2.6 kW / 62 kgf / max. hull thickness 50mm

Reset image position
Item no. 57743
Only 1 in stock
SVB price: €2,831.89
Ex. tax, ex. shipping.
This is a NET-price excluding German VAT. Shipments to countries outside of the EU may be subject to import duties and taxes.
€2,831.89 This is a NET-price excluding German VAT. Shipments to countries outside of the EU may be subject to import duties and taxes.

Add now

Invalid value

Available variants:
Item no.
SIDE-POWER - SX50S Hydropod external bow thruster for max. hull thickness 50mm
Operating voltage
12 V
2.6 kW

Product details

This compact and practical SX series bow and stern thruster from SIDE-POWER is externally mountable and ideally suitable for boats where a tunnel bow thruster cannot be installed, regardless of the hull shape, material and propulsion system.
The SX models can be used in all types of boats, from sailboats and motorboats to catamarans with steel, aluminium, wood or GRP hulls.
As the external bow thruster is installed further forward towards the bow compared to a conventional tunnel bow thruster and has a significantly lower installation position, a much better leverage effect is achieved. This means that the SX series bow thrusters can move considerably larger boats with a lower nominal power.


Hydrodynamic design
Very short cross channel and ideal positioning reduce water resistance compared to conventional systems. Loss of speed is not noticeable.

Easy installation
Only three small installation holes are required, which are sealed with special rubber gaskets. No laminating necessary. 

Noise reducing
External design results in significant noise reduction. Deeper installation position for minimal cavitation.

Longer operating times
The external mounting position under the hull allows efficient cooling. This results in considerably longer operating times than with conventional systems.

Space-saving installation
The external construction of the unit saves a lot of space on board compared to conventional systems.

Optimum efficiency
The significantly shorter cross tunnel and ideal leverage effect due to the deeper installation position, further away from the pivot point, result in optimum efficiency. This enables an increase in efficiency of up to 40% compared to conventional systems.

All components of the SX series are carefully constructed coordinated so that the systems meet the highest quality requirements. Manufactured in our ISO-certified factory in Fredrikstad.

i-BOX - Intelligent system control
  • Minimum electronic switching delay in case of abrupt change of thrust direction
  • Permanent monitoring of the relay function
  • Automatic deactivation of the bow thruster in case of a malfunction of the relay, additional actuation of the main switch is not necessary
  • Compatibility with all Side-Power bow and stern thrusters is guaranteed by using standard Side-Power components.
Delivery includes the i-Box control unit and the SX55S bow and stern thruster.

Technical specifications
Power at 2.6 kW
Thrust at 62 kg
Weight 14.3 kg
Voltage 12V
Rec. CCA 380 A
For ship length 8-11 m
Dimensions (LxWxH) 630 x 183 x 180 mm


PDF, 3,21 MB

Customers ask customers

Ask other SVB customers who have already purchased this product from us about their experience.

Your question will be automatically forwarded to other SVB customers and published on the product page. Please do not ask any questions which can only be answered by the SVB team – such as the status of an order or product availability. You are also more than welcome to contact our SVB team by email at: or by phone on: +49 (0)421 57290510 .

  • More "Customers ask customers" available in the following languages :
  • Français
No questions asked yet. Be the first to ask a question!

Customer ratings

Nobody has rated this product yet