Dockmate Adds Wireless-Docking Features

Capabilities and compatibility have been expanded on the Dockmate system.

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Dockmate lets a helmsman use a handheld device for electronic control of engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winches and horns.Courtesy Dockmate

Dockmate, which makes wireless remote controls for yachts, has enhanced the functionality of its system to allow the use of more accessories and additional customization.

Dockmate lets boaters use a handheld device for electronic control of engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winches and horns. The system comes in four models: Single, Twin, Twist 3-axis joystick with proportional control, and Twist IPS for pod drives such as the Volvo Penta IPS.

The system now has an enhanced range of 150 feet, with visual and audible confirmation on the receiver’s status. The transmitter will automatically shut down after 30 minutes of non-use to save the battery’s power supply.

Retail price for Dockmate: $6,800 for a five-function system that controls two engines, a thruster, an anchor and a horn.