Mercury Marine began showing its joystick helm control system for outboard engines publicly for the first time Tuesday at IBEX.
A display prominently stood out near one of the main entrances to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Louisville, Ky. A helm station setup was hooked to twin 300-hp Verados.
Trade Only senior reporter Chris Landry interviewed the man in charge of the project — Louis Miller, Mercury's product manager of digital rigging and the precision rigging group.
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He talked about the engines the system can work with, the launch time frame and the functionality of the system.