Sleipner Motor AS are a Norwegian company manufacturing Sidepower thruster systems. Sleipner Motor have been serving the boating community for over 100 years and while product development focuses on making boating easier, safer, more accessible and more comfortable, their historic commitment has always been to offer the highest quality and reliability.
As marinas get more crowded and tight, docking a boat safely is more challenging then ever. Thruster systems give you total control of your boat and allow you to manoeuvre into tight spots with ease.
After testing many similar products JPC have unquestionably chosen the highest quality and best selling thruster systems in the market. With new products continually pushing the boundaries in this field, Sleipner Motor promise to enhance the boating experience of many people for years to come.
Please look though our site to learn about the advantages and specifications of Side-Power thruster systems.
The new 5 blade special skew propellers are the result of over 2 years of development work and thousands of tests. They have been designed to reduce the noise level, while maintaining the exceptional efficiency of the old 4 blade Sidepower propellers. This goal was achieved increasing the thrust on most thrusters.
The gearhouse/drive legs of most Sidepower DC electric thrusters are now fully galvanically isolated/seperated from the electric motor and motor bracket. This ensures that even if there is an additional short circuit or current leak for other reasons, the immersed parts are not effected as they could be with direct electric contact.
The Sidepower unique thruster controller that intelligently protects the thruster from potential inherent problems in all high current applications as well as user faults. It includes several important safety features imperative in a product with such high power, run by DC electrics as a thruster.
To provide reliable and safe thruster installations in more boats, we offer modified versions of our DC electric thrusters in watertight housings for use in stern and other locations that may get wet or be exposed to petrol fumes. These thrusters are fully ignition protected (ISO 8846) for use in boats with petrol engines.
The thruster gear-leg is filled with oil from a remote reservoir located above the waterline. This generates overpressure, making an effective seal against water intrusion in the gear-leg.
Sealed gear-leg with long-life “mechanical” seal where polished ceramic and carbon surfaces form the only moving sealing surfaces, ensuring protection against damaged water intrusion into the gear-leg. Pre-filled with special gear oil for lifetime lubrication.
A properly engineered single propeller system will be most energy efficient thruster. Its compact design fits easily into narrow bows making it the perfect match for our smaller models. With more than 60000 single propeller thrusters in use, the Sidepower single series system has proven its reliability.
The twin propeller system can give more thrust than a single propeller system in the same tunnel diameter. This is our choice for our mid-range models where high thrust is required in a small tunnel diameter. Due to the compact design and high performance, the twin models have become the thrusters of choice among boat builders around the world.
Two counter-rotating propellers can give the most thrust at a good performance ratio in a minimal tunnel diameter. This system is used in our larger thrusters for maximum power. The TC models are the favourite thrusters among leading boat builders for their high-end yachts.