We have one and we are very happy with it. I don’t use it much but when I need it, I NEED it. We generally turn it on when entering a marina just incase we need it and it is a nice safety net to have.
Ours is a Vetus Model 6012B and it is installed in front of the forward water tank. The previous owner had it installed by Engineered Marine Systems in Annapolis. The invoice was for $7,000 ($3600 in labor).
Let me know if you need anymore information.
s/v Morning Glory, C380 #34
In April, we installed (ourselves) the Yacht Thruster 230 Simplex (ExTurn). The kit was $6300. We spent another $1200 or so on miscellaneous materials for the project and haul-out. While I agree with Mike that we don’t use it often, it is pretty amazing when we do. We have notice little to