Please see our range of Bow / Stern Thrusters below along with links to the relevant pages on the Max Power Website for Tunnel Thrusters, Retractable Thrusters and Accessories.
Tunnel bow thrusters are highly cost effective and easy to fit on many boat types. When installed at the correct immersion depth and using the shortest tunnel length possible, tunnel thrusters offer an ideal solution for motor boats and even deep-footed sailing yachts when sailing performance is not paramount.
Max Power’s full range of tunnel thrusters offer a wide choice of power outputs and 4 different sized tunnels to suit boats from 17 to 85 feet.
Retractable bow thrusters are easily installed far forward in the bow whilst still achieving the required immersion depths, even in today’s modern performance sailing yachts.
This results in a thruster that has a good turning effect on the boat, often even allowing a unit with a lower thrust rating than its tunnel equivalent to be used with excellent results.
When retracted these units have no affect on the boat’s drag and therefore do not reduce sailing performance in light winds.
Furthermore, retractable thruster minimize loss of buoyancy. The weight of water in a tunnel thruster’s tube is an often neglected factor that can affect the boat’s performance. Retractable bow thrusters minimise this problem as the retractable thruster’s box only partially fills with water.
All accessories and control panels are specially designed for use with Max Power’s complete range of tunnel and retractable thrusters. Fitted using a simple hole saw cut-out, panels are easy to install and benefit from a simple and easily replaceable weatherproof clip-on cover. Each panel is complete with both male and female connectors using a reusable connection system.