Mercury Marine changes the boating industry.

Marine engine technology has evolved. Mercury Marine continues to expand its outboard and marine engine technology. Mercury is leading the industry with boating innovations from Zeus joystick technology to VesselView displays, Joystick Piloting for Outboards, Active Trim, and Skyhook GPS digital anchoring. In 2016, Mercury introduced the VesselView Mobile app for iOS and Android, and an updated joystick and skyhook feature to its portfolio of technologies.

A steering system to match your boat and your needs. Traditional to advanced digital platforms. Each built the only way we know how. For years of smooth, consistent, dependable performance.


The traditional boating steering system, using a cable to connect helm and steering wheel to the engine. Rack and rotary mechanisms. Both available with a “no-torque” option, which locks the wheel in position if you happen to remove your hands – for added safety and control.


The preferred system for larger boats with larger engines. Uses a series of valves, hoses and hydraulic fluid to move the boat in the desired direction. And make steering easier, more controlled and more comfortable for the pilot.

Different sizes and styles of hydraulic systems are available, based on the boat size, the size and number of engines, pilot preferences and speed and performance requirements - from fishing to cruising to high-speed racing.

Power Steering.

Relatively new to the marine market. Much like the power steering system in your car or truck. Uses hydraulic pumps and fluid to take the effort out of steering. True fingertip control. Better feel for the road, meet better feel for the water. Available with a range of larger Mercury® engines, including Verado® and a range of sterndrive engines.


An advanced digital system based on the thinking behind the Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives and Zeus® big-boat joystick platforms. Eliminates cables. Eliminates hydraulics. Simply a digital signal relayed, through wires, from helm to engine. Quick, super-responsive steering and serious control. A part of the SmartCraft® digital package.

Big Tiller

Perfect for backtrollers and others who prefer tiller control. Serious stuff for serious anglers, Big Tillers are sized and configured for 150-300hp Mercury outboards. The DTS Big Tiller is available for 175-300hp engines, and delivers smooth, quiet shifting and instant throttle response with zero hesitation. The Big Tiller handle pairs with Mercury power steering for confident control and responsive handling.

Zeus Joystick Piloting for Pods, Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives, and Joystick Piloting for Outboards

Docking. Now totally under control. Thanks to advanced joystick control. Mercury is the first and only engine manufacturer to offer joystick piloting on outboards, gas sterndrives, diesel sterndrives and pod systems.

Mercury Joystick Piloting systems totally take the stress out of one of the most stressful parts of boating. Side-to-side and diagonal moves plus 360 "on a dime" rotation to keep wind, waves, current (and stress) out the docking equation. All with a gentle nudge of the joystick. Maximum maneuverability. Minimum effort.

Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives and Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives Premier for MerCruiser® and Mercury Diesel applications, boats from 27 to 46 feet. Zeus for larger boats powered by pod drives.

Joystick Piloting for Outboards for dual, triple or quad installations of 250 and 300hp Verado outboards.

Joystick piloting systems are compatible with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS), as well as electronic/hydraulic power steering to provide "all day" control and confidence -- cruising, docking, everything.

Effortless Control.

Mercury's patented Joystick Piloting System delivers 360 degree directional control. The Skyhook Digital Anchoring System holds your boat in a fixed position regardless of wind or current. Active Trim is the only auto-trimming program that uses GPS and speed. SmartCraft DTS (Digital Throttle & Shift) delivers precise and smooth handling with instant response and total control.

The power of SmartCraft®.
At your fingertips, and your command.

Joystick Joystick Piloting
Mercmonitor Mercmonitor
SC1000 Speedometer SC1000 Speedometer
Moving Propeller Alert Moving Propeller Alert
Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS)
Vesselview Vesselview

Matched to your boat. Your helm. Your life on the water.

You want the right engines on your boat – and the right controls as well. Choose from a full range of multi-engine control packages. With panel, flush-mount, console, binnacle, or top-mount installations.

Controlling the controls.

SmartCraft® gives you total vessel integration. A complete suite of digital technologies united in one powerful, integrated, on-board vessel management system – from controls and Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) to digital gauges, sensors, alarms and other on-board electronics. You're in control of the boat. And everything else.

Smart Tow®

Takes the guesswork out of pulling skiers, tubers, and wake boarders. Create a custom launch profile for each rider. Plug it into the system once, enjoy a perfect launch speed every time. Just hit the throttle and go.

Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives.

Docking is no longer nerve-racking. Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives gives you absolute, pinpoint accuracy, stem to stern, regardless of wind, waves, and current. Allowing even relative beginners to approach the dock confidently and effortlessly, from any angle.

Mercury Marine is the only marine engine manufacturer to offer joystick piloting for outboards, gas and diesel sterndrives, and pod drives.

Digital Throttle & Shift.

Instant response, total control. No hesitation, no comparison. No cables either. Only from Mercury.