The Joy Stick Club (Beneteau’s Dock & Go)

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The Joy Stick Club (Beneteau’s Dock & Go)

By Charles J. Doane Posted June 1, 2011

 

When Dock & Go is fully engaged, the wheel is locked and all maneuvering is done via joystick

The Joy Stick Club

By now everyone who wasn’t hiding out in a cave during the last boat-show season has heard of Beneteau’s new Dock & Go drive system. Introduced on a new sailboat, the Sense 50, that was specifically designed to accommodate the system, Dock & Go wowed crowds at shows from Annapolis to Miami with its uncanny ability to spin a monohull like a top on a spindle and drive it sideways to a dock. With just two fingers on a simple joystick control, the helmsperson on a Dock & Go-equipped boat can perform feats of maneuverability that no twin-engine catamaran could ever hope to match.

Superficially, Beneteau’s introduction of Dock & Go (sister company Jeanneau followed suit with an identical system called 360 Docking) seems.

The Joy Stick Club

Read the rest of the article and view the video demo of the new Dock & Go featuring Stanton Murray of Murray Yacht Sales.  http://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/the_joy_stick_club/

Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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