OceanAire Yachts – Yachts Repair and Service | Tollycraft My friend is the owner of OceanAire Yachts, you should check out his website. He has developed this drive called Quiet Drive. It's a forward facing propeller similar to a Pod, but it's different than the other forward facing prop systems, because his prop is stationary with a large rudder aft of the prop. Seems like a much simpler and stronger design than the Pods where the whole unit turns. Anyway, thought you guys might be interested in looking at it. I have seen the unit in person, in his shop. It's pretty impressive looking, and built/designed to be simple and strong. I wish I had the money to build a recreational boat with this kind of propulsion system, the concept seems like it would work well in some applications.