Single-Engine Controls
Next Gen DTS Single-Engine Control

An Intuitive, Integrated, Intelligent Control for Single Mercury Engines

The Next Generation Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) control delivers smooth, quiet shifting and instant throttle response, with zero hesitation. With integrated SmartCraft® technologies and an intuitive user interface, the control puts you in complete command of your adventures.


Next Gen DTS single-engine controls available early 2022.

Designed for Comfort and Control

Whether you want to throttle up or comfortably cruise, the sleek, ergonomic throttle handle and easy-to-reach control buttons seamlessly connect you with your Mercury propulsion system. Even the base was designed with a comfortable shape and a grip ledge for extra stability when driving in rough seas.

Driving Made Easier

Every button, every indicator light, every engine control was scrutinized through intensive usability testing to ensure the Next Gen DTS control is easy and intuitive to use. There’s also a neutral lock mechanism that delivers extra security by preventing you from inadvertently shifting into gear. So you can handle the boat with confidence and precision.

Built for all Your Adventures

Next Gen DTS delivers a premium driving experience for wherever the water takes you. It’s compatible with all Mercury DTS-enabled outboard, sterndrive, inboard and diesel engines. That includes the V8 and V6 FourStroke outboards and the legendary Verado® engine family.

SmartCraft Integration Enhances the Boating Experience

Mercury incorporated its popular Active Trim feature directly on the control, making it simple to use the industry’s first GPS speed-based automatic trim system. Active Trim continually and automatically adjusts engine trim to improve performance, fuel economy and ease of operation. There’s also a control available with a Quick Steer activation button for boats rigged with the Single Outboard Electric Steering system. Quick Steer enhances control by providing full turning capacity for the boat with only a quarter-turn of the steering wheel to the left or right.

You’re Fully Covered – Right Down to the Controls and Gauges

If your boat manufacturer or dealer uses genuine Mercury gauges and controls when installing your new engine, the warranty coverage for those rigging components will be extended to match the total warranty of your engine.

Find a Dealer

Contact your local Mercury Marine dealer to learn more about which SmartCraft® products are compatible with your boat. Not all features are available on all engines.

All Mercury Authorized Dealers sell genuine Mercury Precision Parts® and Accessories.


Buy the Books
Buy the Books

You can order all available Mercury literature online or through any authorized Mercury dealer. Please have your outboard or sterndrive serial number before placing the order.

  • Operation, Maintenance, and Warranty Manuals
  • Parts Manual
  • Service Manual

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