SE Series - Standard Electric
They are fitted in a tunnel through the bow, or into a stern tunnel to use as a stern thruster. The electric motors, solenoids, patented IPC control system and the mechanical parts of the propulsion system are all totally custom designed and built, utilizing the extensive experience gained through years of leadership in the global thruster market.
EB Series - External Drive
The EB series is slightly less energy efficient than the SE series, but has the great advantage in build height and is very cost effective. It has direct operation through a solid transmission belt between the motor and the propeller shaft. There is no oil in the gear housing. The engine is placed in parallel with the tunnel, and can be fitted with the motor on the side of the tunnel, requiring virtually no height at all. This design is very compact and enables installation in the most confined spaces.
SR Series - Retractable Thrusters
Our retractable thrusters are excellent for use as bow or stern thrusters in boats with shallow or flat bottomed hulls, or where a tunnel opening in the hull at all is not desirable. Designed in true Side-Power spirit with reliability and durability as main factors, they are exceptionally sturdy and compact with the same high performance as all other Side-Power thrusters. Unique advantages by use of the latest technology including our S-link intelligent bus control provides a further benefit in use and control for the operator. Available also as speed control versions with the designation SRP
SX Series - Stern-Mounted External
The trend in stern thrusters is fitted units for boats with twin stern drives. With a conventional stern thruster installation the waterflow from the thruster can hit the drives and severely reduce the thrust. Side-Power now offers a complete externally mounted unit with a tunnel and hydrodynamic cowls that divert the water past the drives. This stern thruster option can also be the best choice for boats without stern drives, if the inside configuration of the boat's stern makes a standard thruster installation impractical.
EB Series - External Pod Thruster
The EX series can be installed in most types of boats between 6 and 15 meters independently of hull form, hull material, propulsion and depth. These pod thrusters are an excellent choice where a tunnel thruster cannot be fitted, or as an extremely compact stern thruster. As they are easy to fit they are especially good for retrofitting.
IP and PRO Series
The PRO series are basically standard thrusters with the addition of the PRO Proportional system. Providing even more accurate control by fully regulating the power of the thruster as well as providing even longer run times, this is the latest in DC electric thrusters. The noise reduction and automatic ”Hold” function are further benefits provided by the PRO series.
SH Series - Hydraulic Thrusters
For many vessels, a hydraulic system offers an economic advantage because of the possibility to run several systems onboard from a centralized hydraulic power source. This will save cost on the individual components so that the complete package ends up with a more favourable cost compared to running all items with individual DC electric motors. Equipment that is often powered by a centralized hydraulic system includes windlasses, stabilizers, winches, cranes, furling systems and lifting mechanisms.
SAC Series - AC Electric Thrusters
The SAC series is manufactured taking advantage of experiences gained though years of volume production, resulting in a very cost efficient, high quality product. All AC components are selected from brand name manufacturers ensuring the best quality and worldwide access to spare parts. Standard range are designed for 230V or 400V systems. Setup for alternative power supply specifications can be delivered on request.