Deck mounted thrusters are typically used in cases where temporary means of propulsion are required or in cases where machinery space inside the hull is not available. Thrustleader can built the thrusters customized to meet customer requirements. The deck mounted azimuth thrusters can come with features such as 360 degrees azimuth function, a tilting function for propeller inspection and a retracting function for optimized thrust at varying draugths. The thruster drive train can be configured as L-drive or Z-drive with E-Motor, H-Motor or Diesel engine power source. Interfacing systems such as Autopilot and Dynamic Positioning are available as option.