Outboard joystick docking systems can be immensely helpful when it comes to squeezing a boat into a tight slip at the end of a long day or negotiating one's way into a busy fuel dock situation (especially if wind and current are pitted against you). But not many boaters have actually seen one of these systems in action.

Seastar Optimus outboard joystick in action on Dorado

We took few minutes to film this quick video showing how two Seastar Solutions Optimus 360-enabled Suzuki outboards get the job done. As you watch, keep in mind that the boat operator isn't adjusting throttles or turning a steering wheel--it's all being done through easy joystick inputs at the helm.


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Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld, boats.com, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.