FLIR Systems’ Raymarine brand announced the first factory installation of the DockSense assisted docking system. The installation was a collaboration with Monte Carlo Yachts and its MCY 76 Skylounge.
DockSense works in concert with the yacht’s joystick and fly-by-wire steering, integrating with five FLIR cameras placed around the vessel. The cameras are optimized for 3-D motion sensing in all lighting conditions, with imagery broadcast on the Skylounge’s Raymarine Axiom XL MFDs.
“We are committed to making yachting safer and more enjoyable for everyone on board,” said Gregoire Outters, FLIR Systems general manager for Raymarine, in a statement. “The DockSense Alert docking assistant is a new category of innovation for the yachting industry, and we are excited to work with Monte Carlo Yachts and other world-class yacht builders to continue pushing the boundaries of yacht design and engineering.”