Drinkwaard Marine
Drinkwaard Marine
Baanhoek 152
3361 GN Sliedrecht
+31 184 412332 - info@drinkwaard.com

Installation of stern thruster

Have your stern thruster installed within 3 days

The installation is carried out by one of our specialists. Only high-quality tools and materials are used. This allows us to provide a 24-month warranty on a built-in Drinkwaard stern thruster.

A few examples of the installation of a stern thruster

For decades built in with stern thrusters. Here are a few examples:
Craftsman Marine stern thruster installed at Wadloper 950
Stern thruster installed in a beautiful steel motor cruiser

View all our projects here.

What are the advantages of a stern thruster?

The biggest advantage of a stern thruster is the ease with which you can maneuver in ports, bridges and locks. Due to the extra control, you have less chance of damage to your hull. You no longer have to perform exciting actions with ropes and the like.

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Installation of stern thruster - CB1: Hekschroef inbouwen

We are ready for you with a team of 20 specialists

Installation of stern thruster - CB2: Hekschroef inbouwen

Have you tried installing a stern thruster yourself?

That doesn't always go according to plan. It is often more difficult than previously thought. That is no problem for us! With our team of specialists, we can take over this technical job for you. Contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

How does a stern thruster work?

A tube is placed in the hull of your vessel. The stern thruster is mounted on or in this tube, depending on the type of stern thruster. A control panel is then mounted and connected to the stern thruster. This allows you to maneuver better from now on.

Together we choose the right stern thruster for your vessel

Depending on your vessel and your budget, we choose the right stern thruster together. We have a suitable stern thruster available for every vessel. You can choose from the following brands: Craftsman Marine, CUPA and our own brand: Drinkwaard.

An efficient stern thruster that is comfortable to handle

Installing a heck thruster is specialist work. Our strength lies in the details. Consider, for example, the professional elimination of electrical cabling. We also have a specialist for polyester work and a specialist for steel work.

Installation on steel ship and choice of control panels

With a steel ship, a steel tube is mounted in the bow. It is welded on both the inside and the outside. It is then given a good primer to give it a neat finish and protection. View the control panels you can choose from here.

We take care of the entire process

When installing a bow thruster, we take care of the entire process. This includes:
- Lift on the side
- Hosing down
- Masking
- Determine tunnel location
- Saw holes and assemble tunnel
- Mount stern thruster and controls
- Install battery and possible control diode
- Laying and hiding power wires
- Completely thorough testing
- Hoist boat back into the water

Installation of stern thruster - CB3: Hekschroef inbouwen

We have more than 60 years of experience in pleasure craft

Installation of stern thruster - CB4: Hekschroef inbouwen

Installation on location is also possible

We install stern thrusters throughout the country. We come to you with our mobile workshop. We take everything we need with us. That way we can install your stern thruster neatly and you are not obliged to come to us in Sliedrecht.

Save costs and choose a bow thruster right away

A stern thruster will make mooring a lot easier for you. You have already read that. But if you really want to do it right, then you also immediately add a bow thruster. Where the stern thruster comes at the back, the bow thruster is mounted at the front. Read more about installing a bow thruster here.

A price indication within 12 hours on working days

Before you can make a choice, you first want to know the costs. We get that. So call or email. Would you rather come by? No problem. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom in Sliedrecht. It is open from Monday to Saturday.

Please note: Our lead times may be longer than usual due to the many requests.

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