As a follow up to our FS Seminar: Boatmanship in the February 2013 issue, Suzuki has announced that it has a new Joystick Control System in development. The announcement was made at the 2013 Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama, Japan.
The new joystick system will integrate seamlessly with Suzuki Precision Control, its proprietary drive-by-wire system available on Suzuki DF300AP and DF250AP outboard motors. The company showed a prototype joystick control as well as concept drawings of the system and components.
According to Suzuki, this new system will provide increased confidence to skippers as they maneuver their
boats in close quarters.
More information on Suzuki’s new Joystick Control System will be available later this summer. Visit www.suzukimarine.com.