This New Boating Trend Is Booming The Wave Of Growth And Travel Adventure
There are not many recreational activities that offer the thrill and feelings of freedom and escape as being on a boat. However, many who can afford to own a boat shy away from the sport out of fear of being able to pilot one successfully. Chief among those concerns is the fear of docking. Mercury Marine has introduced joystick controls on their outboard motors that relieve that fear. The joystick manages the throttle, shifting and steering to achieve a level of control and maneuverability that would be beyond the imagination of most old school weekend captains.
We recently demoed this new user -friendly technology at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River on a Boston Whaler, Sea Ray and a Pontoon. Mercury Marine promotes this feature as “full 360 degree control at your fingertips” and I must say it worked better than advertised as we were able to dock and maneuver in tight spaces with ease. This technological enhancement will remove unnecessary stress and enable boaters to have a greater degree of control and enjoyment. So those want to be captains who may have been reluctant to take the plunge into owning a boat out of fear of a “bumper cars” moment at a dock now will have the controllability to dock with ease.