When performance is paramount, hydraulic retractable thrusters provide a
perfect solution. Lightweight, powerful and allowing almost perfect weight
distribution, designers and prestigious yards have consistently specified Max
Power thrusters over the years. Max Power offers two product ranges in this
family: the vertically retracting VIP HYD range and the top end RetractTM
Designed with super yachts in mind, the thrusters in the Retract™
thruster range offer exceptional durability & performance
characteristics. Light, compact & built following exacting engineering standards
these folding retractable units have been fitted to the worlds most prestigious
super yachts for many years.
Several versions of each RetractTM model
Hydraulic flow and pressure can be customised to suit hydraulic system
Many of the larger units in this range are manufactured to order. Specified
by designers and architects alike, these technically superior retractable
units are supplied to many of the world’s finest custom yacht builders.
The patented double wishbone retracting movement allows the thruster’s
turbine to move along a perfectly vertical axis. This in turn makes for simple
and small hull openings.
Models from R300 up use a gas spring that constantly hold the thruster shut
tight. Even in cases of hydraulic system failure the Retract would snap shut
rather than fall open.
Using a unique & patented folding movement, Retract™ thruster units require
little space inside the yacht thereby allowing designers to freely use all the
interior space available. Fully water resistant, the Retract™ can be installed
in the bottom of damp sail lockers or wet bilges without problem.
The Retract’s™ unique design means that the thruster not
only has a longer stroke(s) but also uses a much
smaller hull opening when compared to swing type designs.
Built-in weak zones in the Retract’s™ mechanism
assure hull integrity in case of accidents such as fowling ground lines or
The Retract™ mechanism allows the last closing moment of the door to be
completely vertical. This in turn allows the use of a flexible gasket in the
Often used on high performance vessels, the pounding forces submitted to the
hulls plating in the bow sections can be violent. Retract™ thrusters use
silent block mountings between the hull door & the thruster’s turbine to
ensure long-term structural integrity.
Built for the growing 55-75’ compact super yacht sector: the hydraulic
retractable thruster VIP 250 HYD both benefit from an ingenious design,
allowing a light, powerful retractable thruster to be built to a competitive
*Performance data is given for a thruster deployed at one tunnel
diameter immersion depth, and this within a variation of + / - 6%.
||200 / 441 (kg/lbs)