V-DOCKER® - VETUS Joystick docking system
The intuitive operation V-DOCKER® enables pro-like docking in the most demanding situations. The V-DOCKER® works with a combination of a single engine, a bow and a stern thruster. This combination ensures an optimal use of the generated forces. Where other systems make use of opposing forces situated at the stern of the boat, the V-DOCKER® system generates only the forces it needs to tip the bow in the right direction. Direct forces, just plain and easy point and go! No fuss, no disturbance in the marina, in fact… the surrounding boaters will be just as pleased as the operator.
• The system works with one (mechanically controlled) engine, and a combination of bow and stern thruster
• Unrivalled ease of installation
• Pressure-sensitive joystick for precise operating
• Accurate control eliminates drifting
• Enables both lateral and diagonal movement
• Optimal cooperation between thruster and sterndrive minimises wave action
• Seamless integration in your boat controls
• Sail-by-wire replaces the throttle control lever
• Competitively priced
For inch-perfect manoeuvring without rocking the surrounding boats
Because of the precise cooperation between thrusters and engine, drifting will be a thing of the past. Unlike expensive systems that claim to work without thrusters, the
V-DOCKER® system evenly distributes the forces over the front and rear of the boat. Manoeuvring your boat in a tight spot has never been easier. The subtle black styling
of the joystick allows retrofitting on existing vessels, as it will match your other controls perfectly.
This sail-by-wire system replaces your mechanically controlled throttle lever, enabling single-handed boat control. It works with both inboard and outboard engines and will be available in two different kits: one kit for those with regular bow thrusters, one kit for the those with retractable thrusters. A system for electronic controlled throttle levers is currently under development. The V-DOCKER® docking system for a mechanically controlled throttle lever is available from stock in December 2017.