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  • Lewmar 140TT Bow Thruster

    Lewmar 140TT Complete Bow Thruster Kit

    Complete thruster kit includes all the basics required to install a bow thruster system on vessels...

    Price: $189.60 to $1362.01
  • Vetus Bow 60 Electric Bow Thruster

    The Vetus 60 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust...

    Price: $2859.98
  • stern thrusters

    Vetus Stern Thruster Kits

    Convert Vetus bow thrusters into stern thrusters. Gain increased maneuverability at low speeds,...

    Price: $383.88 to $1215.49
  • Vetus Touch Control Panel for Bow Thrusters

    Vetus Thruster Touch Control Panel

    Vetus BPSE2 touch screen control panel for use with Vetus bow and stern thrusters. Used in place of...

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    Price: $220.50
  • props for bow and stern thrusters

    Vetus Thruster Propellers

    Six blade replacement propellers for Vetus bow and stern thrusters. ...

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    Price: $99.70 to $265.50
  • Lewmar 185TT Bow Thruster

    Lewmar 185TT Bow Thruster

    The Lewmar 185TT Bow Thruster adds tremendous close quarters maneuverability with efficient,...

    Price: $1712.88 to $3434.39
  • bow thruster joystick controller

    Vetus Joystick Control Panel for Bow Thrusters

    Vetus BPJE Control Panel for electric bow thruster models....

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    Price: $239.99
  • Vetus Thrust Diverters for Stern Thrusters

    Thrust diverter cowlings bolt to the ends of the stern thruster tube to aim flow away from obstructi...

    Price: $338.26 to $859.19
  • Vetus Bow 55 Hydraulic Bow Thruster

    Vetus Bow 55 Hydraulic Bow Thruster

    Hydraulic Bow Thrusters surpass the output of conventional electric thrusters. The Vetus Bow 55...

    Price: $2383.31
  • Vetus Bow 25 Electric Bow Thrusters

    The Vetus 25 electric bow thruster adds lateral thrust to small boats with sideways thrust power of...

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    Price: $1615.95
  • Vetus Bow 75 Electric Bow Thrusters

    The Vetus 75 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust...

    Price: $2498.43 to $3496.21
  • Vetus Bow 55 Electric Bow Thrusters

    The Vetus 55 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust...

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    Price: $2109.05 to $2553.76
  • Vetus Bow 95 Electric Bow Thrusters

    The Vetus 95 electric bow thruster improves lateral maneuverability of boats with sideways thrust...

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    Price: $3574.92 to $4491.96
  • Vetus Fiberglass Bow Thruster Tunnels

    Vetus Fiberglass Bow Thruster Tunnels

    Vetus fiberglass tunnels are required to install bow thrusters on fiberglass or wooden boats. ...

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    Price: $191.57 to $2025.00
  • Vetus Bow 95

    Vetus Bow 95 Hydraulic Bow Thruster

    Hydraulic Bow Thrusters improve lateral maneuverability of boats by creating sideways thrust. Vetus...

    Price: $2923.88
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A bow thruster adds easy control of the bow at slow speeds to counter the effects of wind, current and prop walk. The desired lateral movement becomes a reality with a thruster. This is enables the person at the helm to maneuver a boat easily into tight dock spaces or moorings. Thrusters operate by an electrically or hydraulically driven propeller that pushes thrust laterally, enabling the bow of a boat to move sideways. Controls from the helm station allow the pilot to move the bow of the vessel to either port or starboard. In a similar manner, the stern of the boat can also be controlled, by installation of a stern thruster. Bow and stern thruster combination add balanced sideways thrust, enabling a boat to slide sideways without moving ahead.

Vetus offers thrusters in both electric and hydraulic versions, Lewmar in electric version. Thrusters with electric motors are easiest to retrofit into a boat, and work excellent. The only drawback to electric motored bow thrusters is the duration for which a thruster can be operated. Due to heat build up in the motor, electric thrusters are only operable for a few minutes every hour. Under normal operating conditions, this poses no problem. Also, if an electric motor is placed in a void where there exist risks of fuel fumes, it will need to be ignition protected. Electric thruster installation should incorporate a dedicated battery bank. For most applications, AGM style batteries are preferred because it eliminates gas emissions and acid leakage typical of lead acid batteries.

Hydraulic thrusters are the optimum choice for boats which use hydraulic systems. Hydraulic thrusters are very powerful and hydraulic motors have no operating time limitations. The cost of the hydraulic version is more expensive, but one hydraulic motor can operate the thrusters, windlasses, winches, hatches and davits, thus reducing weight, expense and offering more power than electric versions. In most cases cost and installation of a hydraulic thrusters is beneficial on boats that incorporate hydraulics.

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