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Electric Retractable Thrusters

Combining the cost effective simplicity of DC electrics with the high performance characteristics of retractable units, this range is ideally suited to modern sailing yachts and super fast motor yachts. Max Power offers two different types of electric retractable thrusters: the low profile Compact RetractTM and the vertically retracting VIP 150 Electric, catering for yachts from 30-60’. (Max Power patented designs).


Retract to leave smooth hull lines.

When deployed ideal immersion depth is achieved.

Patented composite drive legs.

Zero maintenance.

Case hardened spiro-conical gears.

Line shields.

Purpose built DC motors.

Electronic control boxes for unrivaled safety features.

Safe, high power connections.

Purpose built high specification DC contactors.

Max-Power electric retractable bow thrusters Max-Power Diagram

Installed further forward (oraft) in the hull than is possible with a tunnel thruster, retractable units offer a far better turning moment on the yacht thus producing greater manoeuvrability.


Max-Power Compact Bow Thruster
Max-Power VIP Bowthruster
Designed for yachts from 9 to 16 metres (30-52’). This lightweight electric retractable thruster, the first of its kind, has been a major success with shipyards from the start. Max Power’s vertically retracting VIP thrusters use a unique and patented thrust plate design.
The largest electric thruster in the Max Power range, the VIP 150 is available in both 12V and 24V and is ideally suited to high performance sailing yachts and super fast motor yachts 40-60’

Max-Power application chart
Compact 12v/24v   VIP 150 - VIP250

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