Like people, boats also 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 conceived. Solutions not just for plastic moulded hulls either, but for wooden, steel, aluminium and carbon-fibre hulls with every kind of external design, keel arrangement and internal layout configuration imaginable.
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 speeds.
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If having 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.