About Sideshift
Simple Docking for Every Boat

Sideshift is focused on one simple mission: We take the stress out of docking your boat. Our innovative bow and stern thrusters for boats up to 50 feet in length let you control your boat in even the windiest conditions.

Bow thruster installation used to involve drilling a large hole through the hull of your boat. Sideshift bow thrusters, by comparison, are mounted on the front of the boat, with no holes below the waterline. Not only does this simplify the installation process dramatically, it also eliminates noise and vibration commonly associated with bow thrusters.

Since we first introduced Sideshift bow and stern thrusters to the world, thousands of boat owners have experienced the Sideshift difference.

Sideshift thrusters make docking fun

  • Easy installation, can often be performed by the boat owners with the boat still in the water(!)
  • Immediate and silent response at your finger tips
  • Docking that's as easy as parking your car
  • No additional drag
  • Easy maintenance
  • Proven performance: installed on boats worldwide