See How Sideshift Outperforms All Other Thruster Solutions

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.

See the chart below to learn how Sideshift outperforms the competition. Our results speak for themselves!

Features Sideshift Conventional Thrusters
Easy same-day installation Yes No
No tunnel or mounting holes below waterline Yes No
In-water installation possible Yes No
Virtually silent operation Yes No
Zero drag when planing Yes No
Pivot point advantage for optimal performance Yes No
Prop-in-water design for greater responsiveness Yes No
Canadian built to perform in heavy weather conditions Yes No
Can be retrofitted to a future boat Yes No
Virtually maintenance free Yes No
All-inclusive kit Yes No
2 Year Warranty Yes Yes
Potential to void hull warranty No Yes
Fits any type of boat – cruiser, trawler, cuddy, sailboat, pontoon or houseboat Yes No
Typical installed cost for boats up to 75’ $3,300-$6,700 $7,500-$15,000


Detailed Cost Breakdown

Sideshift Conventional Thrusters
2.5hp – 7.5hp Thruster $2,900-$4,900 $3,000-$7,000
Additional Hardware $200 $300-$500
Batteries/cable $200-$500 $200-$500
Installation – DIY Not Available
Installation – Dealer $800-$1,200 $4,000-$7,000
Total Installed Cost $3,300-$6,700   $7,500-$15,000


Still have questions about the benefits of a Sideshift bow or stern thruster? Learn more about the Sideshift advantage. Or, if you’re ready to install a Sideshift thruster onto your boat, visit our bow and stern thruster pages to get started!

How to Order

Interested in purchasing a new Sideshift bow or stern thruster system? Ordering couldn’t be simpler.

Contact Sideshift today by calling 1.877.325.4787 to speak with a representative or by sending us an email. We’ll help you select the best solution for your boat!