Powerful and Easy to Install Bow + Stern Thrusters


No matter what weather you’re in, Sideshift is there to help guide your boat home safely and easily, every time. Our pivot point advantage and unique prop-in-water design deliver stronger, more immediate performance for an installed cost up to 50% lower than conventional tunnel thruster systems. In stressful docking situations where seconds count, Sideshift delivers the performance you need.

Sideshift’s family of Monohull Bow + Stern Thrusters are perfect for all boats from 20’ to 60′ in length. They mount easily on the bow or stern of cruisers, sport boats, sailboats, catamarans, trawlers and more. No expensive tunnel is required, and our unique universal mounting system requires no holes below the waterline, eliminating the risk of leaks associated with all other types of thruster systems. Did you know that according to BoatUS Insurance, a full 44% of sinkings are a result of failed fittings below the waterline?

Silent and immediate response is provided by our prop-in-water design, 8” aluminum propellers, and heavy-duty water cooled motor. Saltwater proven, our rugged bow + stern thrusters are anode protected to prevent corrosion.

Maneuver confidently into the tightest slip with a simple touch of the wireless joystick.  Step onto the dock while maintaining total control of your boat with our wireless key fob controller.

Shipped as a complete kit with thruster, controller, mounting hardware and wireless joystick, installation takes less than a day.

Still have questions about the benefits of a Sideshift bow or stern thruster? Learn more about the Sideshift advantage.


Image of a stern thruster from Sideshift installed on a boat.

Sideshift stern thruster

bow thruster

Sideshift bow thruster


All-Inclusive Kit




Sideshift bow + stern thrusters are perfect for any boat from 20 to 60 feet in length. Our external thrusters have several key advantages and features, including:

  • Lower installed cost than conventional tunnel thrusters
  • Powerful, 3500 RPM motor with prop-in-water for instant response
  • Drag-free when your boat is on plane
  • Whisper quiet
  • No tunnel or holes below waterline

Sideshift bow + stern thrusters are sold as a complete kit. Everything you need is included except the power source (Some stern installations require an extension or optional mounting bracket). Our thruster kits include:

  • Thruster
  • Motor Controller
  • Wireless Joystick
  • Wiring Harness
  • All Mounting Hardware
  • SikaFlex Sealant

Simply open the box and get started! When you’re finished the installation just connect to a dedicated power source and enjoy an amazing boating experience!

Sideshift bow + stern thrusters can be installed in less than a day. Conventional thrusters take days to install by a professional. At Sideshift, we make installing your thruster a breeze!

  • Easy, do-it-yourself installation
  • Detailed installation manual, installation videos and unlimited phone support
  • Can be installed with your boat in the water
  • No holes drilled below the waterline
  • No motor inside the hull
  • Can be installed by any marina or boatyard

All Sideshift stern thrusters are protected by a comprehensive 2-year warranty. If you have any issues at all with your thruster, give us a call. At Sideshift, we always work to make sure every customer is completely satisfied!

Sideshift also offers a range of valuable accessories for your bow or stern thruster, including:

  • Wired and Wireless Joysticks
  • Replacement Motors
  • Stern mounts
  • And much more!

Visit our accessories page to browse our list of products!




Model # Bow or Stern Boat Length
SS230 Bow 20-35 ft. (6.1 – 10.7m) Learn More
SS340 Bow 30-45 ft. (9.1 – 13.7m) Learn More
SS350 Bow 40-60 ft. (12 – 18.3m) Learn More
ST340 Stern 20-45 ft. (6.1 – 13.7m) Learn More
ST350 Stern 40-60 ft. (12.2 – 18.3m) Learn More

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!