Is specifically designed for ultimate flexibility to support any of the other hydraulic parts on board. It has been designed using the same stringent standards as all other Side-Power parts, focusing on:
Our retractable thrusters are excellent for use as bow or stern thrusters in boats with shallow or flat bottomed hulls, or where a tunnel opening in the hull at all is not desirable. Designed in true Side-Power spirit with reliability and durability as main factors, they are exceptionally sturdy and compact with the same high performance as all other Side-Power thrusters. Unique advantages by use of the latest technology including our S-link intelligent bus control provides a further benefit in use and control for the operator. Available also as speed control versions with the designation SRP
The best solution for boats with twin stern drives The trend in stern thrusters is fitted units for boats with twin stern drives. With a conventional stern thruster installation the waterflow from the thruster can hit the drives and severely reduce the thrust. Side-Power now offers a complete externally mounted unit with a tunnel and hydrodynamic cowls that divert the water past the drives. This stern thruster option can also be the best choice for boats without stern drives, if the inside configuration of the boat's stern makes a standard thruster installation impractical.
Externally mounted pod thrusters The EX series can be installed in most types of boats between 6 and 15 meters independently of hull form, hull material, propulsion and depth. These pod thrusters are an excellent choice where a tunnel thruster cannot be fitted, or as an extremely compact stern thruster. As they are easy to fit they are especially good for retrofitting.
PRO models with DC Speed Control The PRO series are basically standard thrusters with the addition of the PRO Proportional system. Providing even more accurate control by fully regulating the power of the thruster as well as providing even longer run times, this is the latest in DC electric thrusters. The noise reduction and automatic ”Hold” function are further benefits provided by the PRO series.
Sleipner Motor Limited is the UK distributor for the Side-Power range of marine products designed and built by Sleipner Motor AS in Norway and we are part of the Sleipner group of companies.
The Side-Power bow and stern thrusters are world leading for crafts up to approx. 140 feet and are the number one choice of most of the world`s leading boat builders.
We also supply the award-winning Vector Fins™ stabiliser system which are the most effective fin-based system on the market today as well as electrohydraulic steering systems.
We currently have a workforce of eight people in the UK and distribute the Side-Power marine products to major OEMs in the UK such as Princess, Sunseeker, Fairline and Oyster Yachts as well as numerous main dealers around the UK who carry a wide range of products and spare parts in stock.
Our on-site Engineers can diagnose and rectify problems either on-site or remotely. And we can assist in installation enquiries and solutions ensuring a rapid response to technical questions and, where necessary, dispatch parts to rectify issues.
We have been trading as Sleipner Motor Ltd since April 2005.
Sleipner Motor AS in Norway was founded in 1908 and performs all of their product development and manufacturing at their ISO-certified factory in Fredrikstad, Norway. The company group employs about 150 people, where of a larger number are boaters themselves.