As a Captain and Marine Surveyor, I’ve had the pleasure to captain quite a few boats with this new technology, and I approve! The Axius joystick system is great for close-range piloting, and makes the job of parking in slips quite simple. Skyhook is an extension of that system, allowing the Axius-enabled drives to maintain a solid position while you’re fishing or just out at sea.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a boat with the new joystick technology, give us a call! I can help you to understand your systems as I survey your yacht.
Keep your boat in place with the push of a button!
Mercury Skyhook digital anchor allows you to lock your boat’s position using a GPS satellite antenna. Then, working with your engines and drives, Skyhook maintains your position and heading regardless of wind or current.
• Ideal for holding the boat over a fishing spot, waiting for bridges to open or holding position while next in line at a fuel docking station.
• GPS technology and electronic compass automatically control shifting, throttling and steering to maintain heading and approximate position.
• Simple to operate – just place the levers in neutral and push the Skyhook button to lock position and heading.
• Standard on Zeus and Joystick Pilotingequipped boats. Available on Axius boats with Premier Package.
Source: Mercury Marine