The test boat also had the Meridian-exclusive Docking On Command (D.O.C.) system, which takes the sweaty palms out of close-quarters maneuvering. Linking bow- and sternthrusters through a diamond-shape helm control, the skipper can use the D.O.C. system to spin the 459, operate either the forward or after thrusters independently or, by pushing the D.O.C. control to one side, move the 459 sideways into the tightest mooring. It's a slick and worthwhile addition for novices and old pros alike, as long as they remember this: These are electric thrusters which, when used for extended periods, can overheat and shut down at an awkward moment. Nevertheless, it's definitely an option I'd check off, if only for the increased resale value to a novice.