Side-Power line of electric and hydraulic bow thrusters from Norway. Sizes from 77 to 660 pounds of thrust (3 to 30.8 hp)
Operate your boat under power from the foredeck. A hand-held transmitter that will remotely operate your steering and thruster system. Wrist strap unit can also operate you anchor windlass remotely. Winner of the 2005 NMMA innovation award.
The current draw of a bow thruster from a battery bank aft requires a heavy and expensive cable that is difficult to fuse. For safety and economy, consider a cheap cranking battery in the forepeak. Here's why and how to install it. Diagram.
The authors offer a novel and safe way of temporarily placing your batteries in series to double the voltage for high loads, such as bow thruster or anchor winch.
For larger boats, electric and hydraulic thruster units from 25 hp up.