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Mercury Introduces Thrusters for Joystick Piloting

The system adds Sleipner or Vetus bow thrusters to Verado-powered boats with Joystick Piloting for Outboards.

Mercury Marine announced that it added bow thruster control to its Joystick Piloting for Outboards. The system offers single joystick control with compatible bow thrusters from Sleipner or Vetus, and is designed for boats equipped with two or more Mercury Verado outboards and Mercury’s Joystick Piloting.

“For large boats powered with multiple Verado outboards and equipped with JPO and a bow thruster, controlling both JPO and the thruster has traditionally required the user to manage these systems independently,” Mercury product category director Rob Hackbarth said in a statement. “This innovation enhances vessel maneuverability and authority by integrating bow thrusters into the JPO control system.”

In January, Mercury introduced Joystick Piloting for single-outboard pontoons



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