Bow & Stern Thrusters Max Power

Bow & Stern Thrusters Max Power


Why do you need a manoeuvring thruster on a boat?

The manoeuvres of a yacht or a motorboat require high precision and skill, and the manoeuvring thrusters are your primary assistants. They make it possible to improve the vessel's handling at low speeds, in high winds or during mooring.

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Electric Retractable Thruster - COMPACT RETRACT 12V

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€490.00

  Designed for yachts from 9 to 16 meters (30-52’). This lightweight electric retractable thruster, the first of its kind, has been a major success with shipyards from the start. The compact retract is delivered complete with grey joystick, con..

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Electric Retractable Thruster - COMPACT RETRACT 24V

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€490.00

Designed for yachts from 9 to 16 metres (30-52’). This lightweight electric retractable thruster, the first of its kind, has been a major success with shipyards from the start. The compact retract is delivered complete with grey joystick, control sys..

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Electric Retractable Thruster VIP 150 ELECTRIC 12V

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€490.00

Max Power’s vertically retracting VIP  thrusters use a unique and patented thrust plate design. The largest electric thruster in the Max Power range, the VIP 150 is available in both 12V and 24V and is ideally suited to high performance sailing yacht..

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Electric Retractable Thruster VIP 150 ELECTRIC 24V

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€42.53

Max Power’s vertically retracting VIP  thrusters use a unique and patented thrust plate design. The largest electric thruster in the Max Power range, the VIP 150 is available in both 12V and 24V and is ideally suited to high performance sailing yacht..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R200 6cc

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€776.09

  Benefiting from a control system redesign, the R200 is the smallest model in the Max Power RetractTM range. Designed for top end production boats, this hydraulic retractable thruster has long been installed in prestigious yachts ranging from ..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R200 8cc

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€776.09

Benefiting from a control system redesign, the R200 is the smallest model in the Max Power RetractTM range. Designed for top end production boats, this hydraulic retractable thruster has long been installed in prestigious yachts ranging from 45 - 68’..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R300 15cc

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€490.00

Newly redesigned, the R300 now benefits from evolutions already pioneered on the R450. Both light & powerful this unit has been consistently specified by designers around the world for many years and is ideal for yachts from 60-104’. Details Dimme..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R300 21cc

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€87.50

Newly redesigned, the R300 now benefits from evolutions already pioneered on the R450. Both light & powerful this unit has been consistently specified by designers around the world for many years and is ideal for yachts from 60-104’. Details Dimme..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R450 34cc

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€237.01

Light & robust this thruster unit has been designed specifically for performance yachts, both sail & motor. With positive locking and a unique gas spring lifting system, the R450 can withstand the pounding that offshore performance boats endure. &nb..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R450 40cc

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€468.12

Light & robust this thruster unit has been designed specifically for performance yachts, both sail & motor. With positive locking and a unique gas spring lifting system, the R450 can withstand the pounding that offshore performance boats endure. D..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster R600

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€468.12

  An ingenious design makes this thruster the lightest and arguably the safest 100HP retractable thruster available. With a locking system inspired by aircraft cargo doors, and thrust transfer pads to transmit load to the hull, performance ..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster VIP 150 HYD 12V

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€490.00

Built for the growing 55-75’ compact super yacht sector: the hydraulic retractable thruster VIP 150 HYD has an ingenious design, allowing a light, powerful retractable thruster to be built to a competitive price. Code Propellers Power Weight Volta..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster VIP 150 HYD 24V

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€820.80

Built for the growing 55-75’ compact super yacht sector: the hydraulic retractable thruster VIP 150 HYD has an ingenious design, allowing a light, powerful retractable thruster to be built to a competitive price. Code Propellers Power Weight Volta..

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Hydraulic Retractable Thruster VIP 250 HYD

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€393.83

Built for the growing 55-75’ compact super yacht sector: the hydraulic retractable thruster VIP 250 HYD both benefit from an ingenious design, allowing a light, powerful retractable thruster to be built to a competitive price. Code Propellers Powe..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 125, 11kw, 8cc, 185mm

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€490.00

The CT HYD 125 is designed for motor yachts and deep footed sailing yachts ranging from 35’-57’. The smallest in the hydraulic tunnel thruster range, the twin propeller CT HYD 125 is fabricated using composite materials, has a 185mm diameter tunnel, ..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 125, 13.5kw, 11cc, 185mm

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€490.00

The CT HYD 125 is designed for motor yachts and deep footed sailing yachts ranging from 35’-57’. The smallest in the hydraulic tunnel thruster range, the twin propeller CT HYD 125 is fabricated using composite materials, has a 185mm diameter tunnel, ..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 125, 7.5kw, 6cc, 185mm

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€490.00

The CT HYD 125 is designed for motor yachts and deep footed sailing yachts ranging from 35’-57’. The smallest in the hydraulic tunnel thruster range, the twin propeller CT HYD 125 is fabricated using composite materials, has a 185mm diameter tunnel, ..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 225, 13.5kw, 11cc, 250mm

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€490.00

The CT HYD 225 is designed for motor yachts and deep footed sailing yachts ranging from 45’-70’. Manufactured using composite materials, this twin propeller model has a 250mm diameter tunnel, a thrust rating up to 200/441 (kg/lbs) and integrates all ..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 300, 19.5kw, 14cc, 300mm

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€490.00

Code Thrust Propellers Power Weight 317607  240kg/529bs 2 19.5kw 24 kg  ..

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Hydraulic Tunnel Thruster CT HYD 325, 20kw, 19cc, 315mm

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€490.00

The HYD 325/325 is designed for motor boats and deep footed sailing yachts ranging from 52’-90’. The largest in the hydraulic tunnel thruster range, this twin propeller model has a 315mm diameter tunnel and is available in bronze only. Two different ..

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What types of manoeuvring thruster exist?

Generally speaking, pleasure craft or yachts are mainly equipped with three types of manoeuvring thruster:  tunnel, outboard or retractable.

  1. Outboard thrusters are typically installed with the aid of a bracket. Therefore they are limited in power and are usually installed on small boats and yachts. Besides, some outboard thrusters create additional resistance to the boat's hull, which also does not add to their popularity.
  2. Retractable thrusters are used much less frequently in tunnels. This is due to the significantly higher cost of both the manoeuvring thruster itself and the installation and maintenance work. They are essentially the same as tunnel thrusters but with additional mechanisms that allow them to leave the boat hull and hide back after use.
  3. Tunnel thrusters are used in most cases. It is the most reliable type of manoeuvring thrusters but also the most expensive. For these qualities, modern yacht and boat manufacturers, in most cases, install this type of manoeuvring thruster in the factory.


Tunnel manoeuvring thrusters shall be installed in the bow or stern of the boat inside the tunnel. Inside the tunnel, in the middle, there is a propeller that can rotate in both directions. Depending on the length and type of boat, tunnel thrusters can be electric or hydraulic. Spinning at a certain speed, the propeller creates a powerful flow of water. This flow of water exiting the tunnel collides with the water around the tunnel, pushing the boat's bow or stern in the opposite direction.

Bow thruster.

It is essential equipment on the boat, which allows docking safely in any place and any weather. With the bow thruster, manoeuvring becomes more accessible, faster and safer.
The bow thruster is mounted at the bow of the boat inside the tunnel. A plastic or bronze propeller can rotate in two directions, creating a powerful stream of water from the left or right side of the boat’s bow. As a result, the boat's nose is shifted in the opposite direction from the water flowing out of the steering device. 

Stern thruster.

If you want absolute control of your boat during manoeuvring, then a stern thruster, combined with a bow thruster, gives you this possibility.
The bow and stern thrusters' combined operation opens up completely new possibilities for manoeuvring in even the most narrow places or under terrible weather conditions. Working with a bow and stern thrusters in opposite directions, you can turn the boat in seconds. When both drives are operating in the same order, you are perfectly accurate to dock aboard your ship at the dock, no matter what the difficulties.
A stern thruster is permanently installed in the boat’s trench. The electric or hydraulic drive is located inside the ship, and the propeller, which is inside the tunnel, is located outside under the waterline.         

Why do experienced captains choose Max Power’s thrusters?

Max Power manufactures excellent yacht and boat thrusters from 18 to 140 feet.
The bow and stern thrusters developed and manufactured by Max Power are of unparalleled performance and quality. Max Power offers a wide range of bow and stern thrusters with state-of-the-art design and implementation ranging from 25 kgf to 550 kgf.

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