Raymarine Unveils DockSense Technology

DockSense assisted-docking technology will be shown in partnership with Prestige Yachts.

DockSense
DockSense creates a virtual bumpers zone around a yacht.Courtesy Raymarine

Raymarine is planning to unveil its DockSense assisted-docking technology to U.S. boaters at the Miami International Boat Show in February, aboard a Prestige 460 motoryacht.

DockSense is an object-recognition and motion-sensing technology. It uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics, combined with a yacht’s propulsion and steering system, to help boat owners with docking.

FLIR machine vision
DockSense uses uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics, combined with a yacht’s propulsion and steering system, to help boat owners with docking.Courtesy Raymarine

A Virtual Bumper zone is enabled around the vessel. Should a piling or another vessel encounter the Virtual Bumper, DockSense automatically introduces corrective steering and throttle commands to avoid the object.

DockSense compensates for the effects of wind and currents, and integrates with joystick propulsion systems.

When will the technology be on display in America? At the Miami International Boat Show, which is scheduled February 14-18.

Where to learn more: go to www.raymarine.com/docksense