Bow Thruster Installation: The Side-Power SR80 Thruster
For boats that cannot fit a tunnel thruster or do not wish to have an external thruster under the boat, then a retractable thruster is the solution. Side-Power have designed a product range that is focused on practical sturdiness, uncompromised safety and quick deployment.
About Side-Power Retractable Thrusters
The retracting thrusters are generally built with the same high safety standards as all Side-Power products, and incorporate the important benefits introduced with the SE series thrusters. Their focus on safety is a totally integral part of the product design so that everything from build quality to ease of installation is thought of to ensure long term reliability.
Different types of Retractable Thruster
There are three versions of the retractable thrusters, one model design for direct mould-in, and two designed to be mounted on a flange. The flange can be a mould-in base from Side-Power, or the boat builders can manufacture their own base in materials suited for their hulls or as part of their basic hull design.
More about Side-Power Retractable Thrusters
The flange-mounted models have a thruster unit in a casing that is bolted to a base. This allows for easier installation in hulls made from different materials, as well as in series production where you do not need to mix laminating and engineering jobs.
Some boatbuilders that have chosen retractable Side-Power thrusters: Arcona, Hallberg-Rassy, Malö, Najad, Amel og Oyster.
Check out the video below to find out more about Side-Power retractable thrusters and how they work.
The Side-Power SR80 Retractable Thruster
The SR80/185T thruster is built with the same high safety standards as all Side-Power products, and incorporate all features introduced with the SE-series thrusters. Our focus on safety is a totally integral part of the product design so that everything from build quality to ease of installation is thought of to ensure long term reliability.