Sideshift Bow Thrusters and Stern Thrusters - Dock like a Pro

At Sideshift we do one thing and we do it well: We take the stress out of docking your boat! Our revolutionary bow and stern thruster technology sets the standard for affordable, powerful, and easy-to-install thruster solutions for all types of boats, including monohull, pontoon, and houseboats.

Since introducing the industry’s first external bow thruster in 2001, thousands of customers in over forty countries have experienced the Sideshift difference.

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Monohull Bow and Stern Thrusters

Sideshift’s externally mounted bow and stern thrusters are easy to mount, with no holes below the waterline. They’re the ideal solution for any V-hull boat including cruisers, sports boats, wakeboats, sailboats, trawlers, and catamarans.

Pontoon Thrusters

Introducing the first fully retractable thruster designed for today’s modern pontoon boat. Universal mounting for any dual or triple tube pontoon boat, precision guidance is right at your fingertips with the simple joystick control.

Houseboat Thrusters

Sideshift’s series of bow and stern thrusters are specially designed for houseboats up to 80’. Fully retractable with no interference when beaching, you can now experience stress-free handling and control when docking in any situation.

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Easy to Install

Sideshift bow and stern thrusters are designed for easy installation. In fact, while conventional thrusters can take days to install by a professional, our revolutionary design will take you less than a day!

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Sideshift vs. Tunnel Thrusters

Significantly lower installed cost, more responsive performance, no mounting holes below the waterline, virtually silent operation. These are only a few of the many benefits you receive when choosing a Sideshift thruster over conventional thruster systems.

Top 10 Docking Tips

Feel the freedom, not the stress. While a great docking experience begins with Sideshift, we have a few more tips to ensure that you maintain control in any situation.