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Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives - Axius®

Joystick maneuverability for gas and diesel sterndrives.

Docking. With total control. Total confidence.

V8 hero Russell Ingall enjoying Mercury Diesel power and Joystick control.

V8 hero Russell Ingall enjoying Mercury Diesel power and Joystick control.

With the motor racing season slowing down for the holiday period, Aussie racing legend Russell Ingall is looking forward to spending some quality time in his newly renovated Riviera M400. 

Powered by a pair of Mercury Diesel TDI 370hp engines with Bravo 3 drives, and controlled via Mercury’s Joystick Piloting system, the boat has been a special project for Russell who’s particularly proud of the outcome.

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Skyhook Advanced Features.

Skyhook Advanced Features.

Mercury Marine unveiled its new Skyhook Advanced Features, an enhancement for Mercury Joystick-equipped vessels, on the opening day of the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Designed for convenient purchase as downloadable content (DLC) from Mercury’s GoFree store, Skyhook Advanced Features provides Joystick vessels with even better positioning control in specific situations.

Now introducing Heading Adjust, BowHook and DriftHook features.

Single-handed control. Side-to-side, diagonally or spinning on a single axis.

Single-handed control. Side-to-side, diagonally or spinning on a single axis.

Full 360 degree movement. Intuitive, controlled and precise. Both speed and direction. A simple push or twist of the joystick. Manage wind, waves and current. No stress, no "false attempts," no problems in tight quarters. Even a novice can now handle a boat like a pro. Dual MerCruiser® gas and Mercury Diesel-powered boats with Bravo Three® drives.

Standard Features - Axius Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives

Standard Features - Axius Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives

  • Low-speed joystick piloting
  • Digital Throttle & Shift
  • SmartCraft® technology
  • Dual-helm capable
Axius Premier Features

Axius Premier Features

  • Skyhook digital anchor
  • Integrated autopilot (with approved chart plotter)
  • VesselView 4 or 7
  • Auto Heading

Note: Available with the Axius Premier package. Axius Basic does not include Skyhook, Autopilot and VesselView.

You're fully covered. Right down to the controls and gauges.

You're fully covered. Right down to the controls and gauges.

The outstanding warranty coverage on Mercury engines also extends to the controls and rigging components on your boat. If your builder or dealer uses genuine Mercury gauges and controls when installing the new engine on your boat, the warranty coverage for those rigging components now matches the total warranty of your engine. This means you could have up to an additional two years of control and rigging component coverage – based on the engine purchased.

Documents

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

Purchase a Manual

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