How to choose the right thruster for your boat

By Runar Scott Jensen 30. April 2020

If you are considering installing a bow thruster on your boat, there are some things to consider before choosing the type and manufacturer. Here are the essential factors to contemplate in your planning.

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, thrusters, bow thruster, customer service, stern thruster, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Pros and cons of different marine thruster solutions

By Runar Scott Jensen 29. May 2019

Boats come in many different shapes and sizes. There are now bow and stern thruster solutions for virtually every type of motor boat and sailing yacht ever produced. 

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, thrusters, hull design, bow thruster, stern thruster, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Stabilizers: vector fins vs. flat fins

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

In our focus to develop the best products for the marine market, we continuously invest to make all of our products even better. In this article we present the difference between flat fins and vector fins.

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Topics: Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners, Industry Professionals

What are marine stabilizers and how do they work?

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

Marine stabilizer systems have been around for a long time, but are typically known for being used on larger passenger ships and super yachts. However, with the dramatically increased comfort and usability stabilizers add to any boat, it has also left owners of small leisure vessels wanting these systems.

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Topics: gyro stabilizer, fin stabilizer, stabilizers, Vector fins™, anti roll, Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners

How to reduce noise from your bow thruster

By Runar Scott Jensen 2. May 2019

Does your bow thruster make a lot of noise? Whether there's been a lot of noise from the day it was installed, or if the noise level has evolved over time, there are ways to fix this. 

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Topics: thrusters, reduce noise, Side Power, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Why do you need a bow thruster on a small boat?

By Runar Scott Jensen 2. May 2019

Small, shallow draft boats with narrow-angle, v-hull designs with light to moderate displacements are highly responsive, rewarding and great fun to drive at significantly higher than average cruising speed. So do you really need a bow thruster?

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, small boats, hull design, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

How much power do I need from my bow and stern thrusters?

By Runar Scott Jensen 2. May 2019

If you've decided to buy a bow or stern thruster, or if you're planning to upgrade an existing installation, you'll need to determine the amount of thrust output required to suit your specific needs.

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, bow thruster, thruster power, proportional control, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Side-Power by Sleipner Motor

Side-Power is the world-leading manufacturer of thruster and stabilization systems for yachts and commercial vessels up to 60 meters.


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