By Charles J. Doane Posted June 1, 2011
When Dock & Go is fully engaged, the wheel is locked and all maneuvering is done via joystick
By now everyone who wasn’t hiding out in a cave during the last boat-show season has heard of Beneteau’s new Dock & Go drive system. Introduced on a new sailboat, the Sense 50, that was specifically designed to accommodate the system, Dock & Go wowed crowds at shows from Annapolis to Miami with its uncanny ability to spin a monohull like a top on a spindle and drive it sideways to a dock. With just two fingers on a simple joystick control, the helmsperson on a Dock & Go-equipped boat can perform feats of maneuverability that no twin-engine catamaran could ever hope to match.
Superficially, Beneteau’s introduction of Dock & Go (sister company Jeanneau followed suit with an identical system called 360 Docking) seems.
Read the rest of the article and view the video demo of the new Dock & Go featuring Stanton Murray of Murray Yacht Sales. http://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/the_joy_stick_club/