EX Series

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.

The flexible mounting at the extreme bow of the boat hull allows a deeper position underwater which creates an optimal leverage compared to conventional thrusters.
Even though the EX series are designed to handle speeds up to approx. 35 knots, we do recommend planning vessels to choose a tunnel thruster if possible, due to possible increased splashing in higher speeds with an externally mounted bow thruster.

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Benefits

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Optimally streamlined design

Hydrodynamic shape, very short flow-channel and ideal placement reduce the water resistance to a fraction compared to conventional systems. There is no perceptible loss of speed.

 

Economical

Due to much lower installation cost, unnecessity of maintenance (no anode replacement neede, etc.) and lower power consumption, the EX series helps you save a lot of money.

 

Easy installation

Requires drilling of only three small holes to assemble, which are sealed tightly with a special rubber sealant. No fiberglass work is necessary.

 

Minimal noise emission

About 80 % noise reduction is obtained by the external placement of the engine. this also results the elimination of possible border cavitations.

 

Long duration

The external placement of the unit gives a more efficient water cooling and allows much longer duration per cycle of the unit than with traditional bow and stern thrusters.

 

Space saving

The complete drive unit is very compact and placed externally, saving valuable boat space. Only the operating and control elements, as well as the power supply remain inside the boat.

 

Optimal efficiency

Optimal efficiency results from a shorter transverse channel and ideal leverage which is created by deeper and more distant positioning away from the pivot point. Typically giving up to 40 % higher efficiency than with conventional systems.

 

Quality

Every component included in the EX series is carefully choosen to meet the highest quality standards. The EX series is produced at our ISO-certified factory in Norway.

Construction

Quick & Easy Retrofitting
1

Housing

Extreme robust, special coated aluminium housing. Seawater-resistant and redox-free.

2

Adapter

Made of hard rubber, optimizing the flow characteristics and ensuring tight and simple mounting.

3

Hollow shaft with cable routing

Made of steel with neoprene and rubber fittings to seal connection and perform as suspension as well.

4

Electric motor

Purpose-designed and special built motors guarantee outstanding performance. Up to 5 minutes nonstop operating time.

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I-BOX

The system control center
  • Provides delay between drive directions.
  • Monitors solenoid functions to reduce the chance of solenoid lock-in.
  • Will stop the thruster in case of a locked-in solenoid, without extra user action and even without controlling a main switch.
  • Uses the same components as the other Side-Power series and can be combined with any other Side-Power thruster.

Location & Installation

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Sailing Boat

 

EX Singel

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Dual

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 14 - 20 meter.

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Catamaran

 

EX Singiel

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Dual

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 14 - 20 meter.

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Planning Hull

 

EX Singiel

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Compact

Transom on boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Dual

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 14 - 20 meter.

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Displacement hull

 

EX Singiel

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Compact

Transom on boats between 6 - 15 meter.

 

EX Dual

Bow and/or stern thruster for boats between 14 - 20 meter.

Note! Even though the EX series are designed to handle speeds up to approx. 35 knots, we do recommend planning vessels to choose a tunnel thruster if possible, due to possible increased splashing in higher speeds with an externally mounted bow thruster.

The flexible mounting of the EX Series

At the extreme bow or stern of the boat hull, with a deeper position underwater, allows obtaining an optimal leverage compared to conventional thrusters.

EX Series can therefore move considerably larger boats by using nominally less power than conventional thrusters.

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Effective thrust!

The experienced performance can be as high as 1.4 times the actual thrust:
  • Due to the installation position more towards the very bow of the boat (1-1.5 m) the leverage increases by a minimum of 20%.
  • Long and small transverse tunnels reduce thrust, on an average length of 60 - 70 cm, around 20%.
  • Installation depth is 15-20cm (minimum) deeper under water (=no cavitation)

The total of these three main performance benefits results in a higher efficiency of at least 40% compared to conventional thrusters! It is important to notice this, when comparing to tunnel thrusters.

Typical installation time

The EX series can be installed in your boat by only 1 elictrician, without any special tools.

You don't need any specialists to coordinate the different parts of the installation or any special tools. With the EX series you save a lot of labor cost.

System Overview

Main Component & Optional
Side-Power EX Series System Overview
Main Components
  • EX thruster incl. iBox
  • Main switch
  • Fuse / holder
  • Control panel
  • Mounting adapter.
Optional
  • Remote control
  • Automatic main switch
  • Charger / voltage converter 12V - 24V