Sideshift is focused on one simple mission: We take the stress out of docking your boat. Our revolutionary bow and stern thruster technology sets the standard for affordable, easy-to-install docking solutions for any type of boat.
In 2001, Canadian-based Sideshift introduced the marine industry’s first externally mounted bow thruster. Since then thousands of customers in over thirty countries have experienced the Sideshift difference.
We’re proud to introduce the world’s first fully retractable thruster designed for today’s modern pontoon boat. Perfect for dual or tri- pontoon configurations, precision guidance is right at your fingertips with the simple joystick control. Take the stress out of docking with the revolutionary PT230.
Sideshift’s externally mounted bow and stern thrusters have been an industry leader for years. Easy DIY mounting, strong performance, and the industry’s lowest installed cost make Sideshift bow and stern thrusters the ideal solution for cruisers, sports boats, wakeboats, sailboats, trawlers and more.
The HB series of thrusters sets the standard for powerful, easy-to-install bow and stern thrusters for houseboats up to 70′. Fully-retractable with no interference when beaching, you can now experience stress-free handling and control when docking and in all close quarters situations.
This thing is AWESOME! It does everything that was promised. Docking in my tight Marina in wind or current is much easier and less stressful for the captain as well as the passengers.
Outstanding! Far exceeded my expectations. Docking was a pinball game before installing this bow thruster. Now it’s a non-event. There was no learning curve.
The look on peoples’ faces when it appears I have magical powers placing the boat at a dock still entertains us no end. We were even thinking of re-naming the boat No Drama!
I have never felt more in control; even in windy conditions it is stress free. This is an excellent product, easy to install and very powerful!
I have now boated for an entire season with a Sideshift bow thruster and docking, even in unfamiliar slips, is no longer intimidating. Great product. Highly recommend it.
I have the confidence now to try just about any docking situation thanks to the Sideshift bow thruster. I would recommend this product to anyone with or without boating experience.
Backing down on a slip is now a snap and pulling up into the wind on a dock is greatly enhanced. Working with the thruster and the twin inboards allows me to walk the boat sideways. Quite impressive!
So far I cannot imagine owning a boat of this size or larger without the Sideshift.
The first time I used the joystick I was hooked!
Thank you for your advice, prompt service, and to Sideshift for providing an easily installed, professional looking stern thruster that really works quietly and effectively on my 50 ft. boat.
Launched the houseboat this past Tuesday. The thrusters worked perfectly. Rand took it back to his dock and got in with no issues, he was beyond happy.