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Retractable Thrusters

Retractable bow thrusters are easily installed far forward in the bow whilst still achieving the required immersion depths, even in today’s modern performance sailing yachts.
This results in a thruster that has a good turning effect on the boat, often even allowing a unit with a lower thrust rating than its tunnel equivalent to be used with excellent results.

When retracted these units have no affect on the boat’s drag and therefore do not reduce sailing performance in light winds.

Furthermore, retractable thruster minimize loss of buoyancy. The weight of water in a tunnel thruster’s tube is an often neglected factor that can affect the boat’s performance. Retractable bow thrusters minimise this problem as the retractable thruster’s box only partially fills with water.


Founded in 1987, Max Power has developed a wide variety of products, destined for boats of all types and sizes. Initially established in Mandelieu, France, the complete production, assembly and dispatch moved to Monza, Italy at the end of 2011.

Since the beginning of 2013 Max Power has applied investments such as upgrading its production procedures, quality systems and logistics structure. Investments also include a tailor-made WMS and an SAP ERP system.

Max Power offers a full vessel maneuverability range, from simple tunnel thrusters to top-of-the-range retractable thrusters, ensuring complete freedom of choice. Backed up by an extensive range of accessories, power options and customized solutions, Max Power has become a leader in its market with a dedicated group of followers.

Renowned for supplying high quality products, Max Power has remained dedicated to designing and producing innovative and often unique solutions which all strive to bring ultimate performance into the world of everyday yachting.

With more than 25 years of experience in designing and manufacturing leisure marine products, there is certainly a Max Power bow thruster, stern thruster or related equipment to meet your requirements.

Tunnel Thrusters

Tunnel bow thrusters are highly cost effective and easy to fit on many boat types. When installed at the correct immersion depth and using the shortest tunnel length possible, tunnel thrusters offer an ideal solution for motor boats and even deep-footed sailing yachts when sailing performance is not paramount.

Max Power's full range of tunnel thrusters offer a wide choice of power outputs and 4 different sized tunnels to suit boats from 17 to 85 feet.

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