Yacht Controller

Friday, June 28, 2013

This wireless remote-control unit (about the size of a Palm Pilot) allows a captain to operate a vessel as though he's in two places at once. When boating alone or with novices, a captain must often tend dock lines. However, he also needs to maneuver the boat carefully when approaching a slip or a tight anchorage.

Yacht Controller allows a captain to move about the boat while maintaining total command. Use the device to manage forward and reverse propulsion (single or dual engines), as well as forward and aft thrusters, if installed. It can also control a vessel's anchoring system. A captain can always override the Yacht Controller by using the boat's helm controls.

This unique device won the National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award at the 2004 Miami International Boat Show.