September 17, 2015
The summer may be coming to an end, but that's not stopping boaters across the country from enjoying the ease and freedom of the water thanks to Mercury Marine's world-class joystick piloting system. Docking and driving a boat is easier than it has ever been and kids and adults around the world are taking notice.
As Wisconsin native Pamela Creger said, "There's nothing better than relaxing with your family on a weekend and if you can throw a boat in there, it's all good."
"Having a joystick makes it a no-brainer for anyone. Kids can drive a boat nowadays," said Adam Spitz of Skipper Buds.
It's not just boaters who are taking notice. Dealers across the nation, especially in saltwater markets say joystick piloting is allowing them to market the industry to people that may not have been interested before.
"It's fantastic," said Josh Hendrix, Grand Yachts International Palm Beach, Florida. "It makes boating a lot easier for the entry level guys who don't have a lot of experience. It's very intuitive technology. The joystick is fantastic; we put it on the majority of our stock boats."
For more information on Mercury Marine's joystick technology:https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/gauges-and-controls/steering/joystick-piloting-for-outboards/