The RMS bow thruster is very compact, and its thrust can be directed in both directions. It can be managed from up to 2 remote control panels, to be installed in the wheelhouse and the flying bridge. The prime mover is an electric motor; in order to reduce the noise, the transmission is coupled to the prime mover utilizing an elastic coupling and shock absorbers. The advanced propeller design provides a high propulsive efficiency, avoiding any cavitation effects under all operational conditions. The system is available in different versions, for aluminium, steel and FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) boats.