Suzuki Marine lets you take control with precision manoeuvring joystick system

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Posted on 19th September 2016

Suzuki Marine Aust/NZ is releasing the Suzuki Precision Manoeuvring (SPM) joystick control system, offering its customers a seamless driving experience in any condition or at any speed.

The SPM system provides fully integrated electronic throttle, shift, steering and joystick control for twin and triple-powered boats equipped with Suzuki’s high-performance 4-stroke outboard motors.

SPM utilises the Suzuki Precision Control (SPC) drive-by-wire throttle and shift controls, combined with electronic power steering and joystick control systems and is available with DF150TG, DF175TG, DF150AP, DF175AP, DF200AP, DF250AP and DF300AP outboard models.

The result is a consumer experience that allows for confident, seamless control, whether manoeuvring in close quarters or running at speed in challenging offshore conditions.

“We are extremely excited about the release of Suzuki Precision Manoeuvring,” said Mr Sean Allen, National Marketing Manager Aust/NZ.

“This system combines the very latest in control technologies and reflects our strong commitment to Boating Made Better.

“Whether it be docking, trailering or while underway, our SPM takes the worry out of steering and manoeuvring in more difficult situations to let you concentrate on enjoying your time on the water,” Mr Allen said.

While underway at higher speeds, an advanced electronic helm provides steering via a control module, with steering effort and number of turns lock-to-lock completely customisable based on user preference and driving style. At low speeds, the joystick can be engaged, providing integrated throttle, shift and steering control to manoeuver the boat in practically any direction.

Customers who choose SPM will appreciate smooth, precise shifting and throttle controls, steering that can be customised to the boat’s performance characteristics and fingertip joystick control at low speeds, when pulling up to the dock, trailering or navigating through close quarters.

SPM has been engineered for optimal safety, with fail-safe sensors and back-up systems to assure reliable operation and performance.

Contact your local Suzuki Marine dealer to find out more.

Check out the video below to see the SPM joystick in action.