Dockmate announced that it has launched SoftDocking technology, a wireless remote control system that provides a measured, customizable engine response to eliminate the “kick” when maneuvering in close quarters.
The kick is the delay between engaging the throttle and the boat beginning to move.
“As a longtime boat owner, I had early frustrations docking, which led us to develop this technology,” Dockmate president Dirk Illegems said in a statement. “The Dockmate system is designed to eliminate the stress of docking by allowing you to get to a better vantage point than at the helm and control your boat from the rail with a line in your hand.”
Programmed by a certified Dockmate installer to the preferences of the boat owner, SoftDocking engages the throttle with a full push of the keypad button for standard control. A quick tap initiates the preprogrammed burst of the propeller. SoftDocking is is standard on all new Dockmate systems and can be retrofitted to existing systems.
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