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Joystick piloting now available for 200-225hp V-6 engines

by Mercury Marine 23 Apr 2020 14:12 UTC
V6 Joystick © Mercury Marine

The joy of joystick piloting is now available to even more boaters across Australia and New Zealand.

Mercury Marine's latest joystick technology is now available down to 200hp, so even more boat owners can enjoy effortless, intuitive piloting when fitting the following engines;

  • V-6 3.4L 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards with DTS, as well as
  • V-6 3.4L 200hp SeaPro outboards with DTS.
Up until now, Mercury's Joystick Piloting for Outboards was only available for engines 250hp and above.

Created by Mercury and SeaStar Solutions, this new, fully validated joystick package comes with a range of high-tech features you'd expect.

"With this offering, we are bringing joystick piloting to many more boaters," said Justin d'Offay, Mercury Marine ANZP Product Manager for Engine Products.

"In the past, only customers with 250hp engines and higher were able to experience the intuitive features of joystick piloting. Today, boaters who are looking to repower, or are interested in boat packages outfitted with dual 200hp and 225hp outboards will have access to joystick controls as well," he said.

Mercury's joystick technology enhances virtually every aspect of the boating experience, delivering effortless, intuitive boat control.

With only a single hand needed to control throttle, shift and steer, you can simply and efficiently move your boat in any direction - sideways, diagonally, forward, backward. You can even rotate in place.

It means beginners to boating can dock or manoeuvre in tight spaces with confidence, despite wind and current.

In addition, the system allows the driver to hold a boat in position, hold its heading, or hold its position and heading simultaneously (which is particularly useful when fishing around a structure, or preparing the boat to dock).

Importantly, the new system is perfect for a wide range of hulls.

Mercury introduced Joystick Piloting for Outboards in 2013 - the first technology of its kind in the marine marketplace. It remains the most precise system on the market and the only system designed helm-to-stern to work with a Mercury engine.

This new joystick offering builds on that amazing legacy, while making joystick capability available to a broader set of boat lovers.

To learn more visit www.mercurymarine.com.

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