Even the most experienced boaters can encounter difficulty when maneuvering in close quarters or backing into a dock and adding a thruster package just may not be possible for every boat. Canadian products, Sideshift Stern Thrusters are ideal for boats from 20 to 50', whether cruiser, sportboat, sailboat, houseboat, pontoon boat or catamaran. With effortless joystick control, they put any captain in confident command of his craft.

Sideshift stern thrusters provide all the advantages of improved navigation ease at a fraction of the cost of through-hull methods. With no hull penetration required and no holes needed below the water line, a Sideshift thruster poses no danger of leakage. It can even be installed while the boat is in the water.

Because versatile Sideshift stern thrusters mount externally to the rearmost location of a boat, they always deliver a pivot point advantage, permitting maximum turning power. Boaters will find previously challenging maneuvers simple, rather than stress-filled. The unit's heavy duty 12V or 24V motor is water-cooled, giving it a longer run time. It provides smooth, quiet operation, so that boaters hear only the sound of water moving. Proven for saltwater use, the stern thruster is anode-protected for corrosion resistance and with an anti-fouling finish over epoxy primer.
Stern thruster kits come complete with everything needed for installation and operation right out of the box, including thruster, controller, joystick, wiring, hardware, and even SikaFlex adhesive. Unlike through-hull installations, Sideshift thrusters can usually be installed in under a day, and are DIY-friendly. They're easily removable, should an owner wish to re-install one on a new boat.

You can view the product in action in videos posted at www.sideshift.com.

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