The New Player In Town

June 2015 Industry

Making waves in the boating industry by introducing unheard-of innovations is always exciting, and it’s something that’s happening right now. Get ready to re-think docking with Sideshift’s patent-pending PT230 Pontoon Thruster, the very first fully retractable thruster for pontoon-style boats.  

Sideshift, the same company that invented the externally mounted bow thruster, understands that docking in a pontoon can be notoriously difficult, no thanks to shallow draft, light weight, and significant windage—and that’s before choppy waves and rain-seeped winds act up. With one of these powerful single prop thrusters mounted to the bottom of your vessel, you’ll have greater maneuverability and control when you need it the most, and uninhibited performance while out cruising with the thruster retracted out of the way. The PT230 can be easily installed in just a few hours and is specifically designed for pontoon-styled boats up to 35 feet long. The rugged marine-grade anodized aluminum housing, fully retractable 2.5hp thruster motor, and wireless helm-mounted joystick and remote control are all covered by their comprehensive two-year warranty. 

“The PT230 completely removes the stress of docking and maneuvering any size pontoon boat, ensuring a fun day on the water for everyone on board,” says CEO of Sideshift Rob Griffin. 

Interested? Of course! With an introductory retail price of $3,895.00 for the complete kit, these thrusters will be well worth your peace of mind while out on the water. These folks are just wrapping up testing the PT230 and the product is available.  Demand has been high so you may want to place your order now to avoid potential delays.  If you don’t have a chance to check it out just yet, don’t you fret—PDB will be on it this summer. We’ll let you know all about it. In the meantime, check out Sideshift’s website at or give them a call at 1-877-325-4787. Stay ‘tooned!

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