Joystick-navigering for pod-er – Zeus®

Pod-aggregat for store cabincruisere og sportsbåter.

Det definitive joystick-systemet.

Safer by Design.

Safer by Design.

If the pod drive strikes debris, rear-facing propellers are protected by the pod gearcase and skeg. Additionally, by mounting the Zeus pod in a tunnel, the torpedo on the drive is the same depth as the keel. Most floating objects will be deflected downward by the keel and skeg away from the propellers. Should the unit come into contact with a substantial object, the skeg is designed to shear below the torpedo, minimizing damage to the drive and costly repair bills. By offering a rear-facing pod drive mounted in a tunnel, we offer tremendous efficiency improvements without sacrificing safety. 

Docking Without Fear.

Docking Without Fear.

Never worry again about wind and current when you approach the dock. Our advanced joystick control system is incredibly intuitive and can be operated with a simple turn of the wrist. One hand controls it all, from sideways tracking, to spinning on a dime, to precise speed control. Whether at the dock or backing down on a blue marlin, the total authority and maneuverability is simply unmatched.

An Unparalleled Level of Control.

An Unparalleled Level of Control.

  • Zeus pods are independently steerable. The full force of each pod’s thrust is directed independently to achieve much greater efficiency in maneuvering.
  • Zeus pods create horizontal thrust. The full power of the engines is used to drive the boat forward, unlike standard inboard shafts that push the boat upward.
  • The hydrodynamic shape of the Zeus pod creates much less drag than a shaft, strut, and rudder. By placing the propellers in the rear, we experience less form drag.
  • Counter-rotating propellers eliminate rotational losses, produce no side forces, and minimize cavitation. Additionally, increased blade area allows for larger gear ratios.
Superior Performance.

Superior Performance.

Over the years, pod drives have delivered impressive performance with both forward-facing and rear-facing propellers. Which type of propeller is more efficient?

Forward-facing propellers are exposed to undisturbed water, which can improve efficiency; however, these propellers increase form drag, created by friction from water flowing across the pod-so the faster the flow of water, the more drag occurs. Rear-facing propellers create less form drag. This tradeoff between propeller efficiency and increased form drag results in both types of propellers having nearly identical efficiency.

Our real gains in efficiency over traditional inboards result from a decrease in overall drag, the creation of horizontal thrust, and the use of counter-rotating propellers. Our results are impressive: 15% faster top speed, 15% faster cruise speed, and dramatic 30% improvement in fuel economy.

Clean, Quiet and More Comfortable.

Clean, Quiet and More Comfortable.

Because Zeus drives utilize counterrotating propellers and are mounted on large rubber grommets, gear noise and vibration are significantly reduced for a quiet and comfortable ride. Exhaust is nearly eliminated by venting the emission through the propeller hubs where the water flow takes it far back into the wake.

Link to other onboard digital systems.

Lenke til andre digitale båtsystemer.

Kan brukes med Mercurys eksklusive DTS-teknologi, en helintegrert digital kontroll- og informasjonspakke. Smidig DTS med god reaksjon, Skyhook® digital forankring, integrert autopilot, informasjonsvisningen Vessel® 4 eller 7.

You. Turning on a dime.

Du. Dreier på femøren.

Sidelengs, diagonalt og rundt sin egen akse. Alt med et enkelt trykk på eller dreining av joysticken. Smidig, gradvis økende kontroll ved lav fart. Både gass og styring. Helt overlegen i forhold til baugthrustere, som kan tappe batteriet så du ikke kommer av flekken – Zeus joystick-navigering for pod-er er integrert i pod-aggregatene, uten å være avhengig av batteristrøm. Kontrollerer vind, bølger og strømninger. I stedet for å kjempe mot dem. Tillit og kontroll, selv for nybegynnere. Ikke noe stress for kapteinen eller mannskapet. Dobbeltrorsmulighet for to, tre eller fire pod-motorer.

Für alle Fälle gerüstet. Bis hin zu den Steuerungen und Anzeigen.

Du er helt dekket. Helt ned til betjeningsenhetene og måleinstrumentene.

Den enestående garantidekningen av Mercury-motorene gjelder også betjeningsenhetene og riggekomponentene på båten. Hvis båtbyggeren eller forhandleren bruker originale måleinstrumenter og betjeningsenheter fra Mercury når de monterer den nye motoren på båten din, blir riggekomponentene nå dekket av samme garanti som selve motoren. Dette innebærer at du kan ha inntil to års ekstra dekning av betjenings- og riggekomponentene, basert på motoren du kjøpte.

Finn en forhandler

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