Mercury Joystick Steering for Single-Engine Vessels

Mercury Joystick Steering Pioneering Since 2007

Launched in 2007, Mercury Joystick Piloting was initially integrated with Zeus pod drives for larger sport cruisers.

This pioneering technology empowered users to effortlessly control throttle, shifting, and steering of multi-engine boats single-handedly using a joystick.

Now in 2024, Mercury launches the the Joystick Steering system for single-engine vessels.

It negates the requirement for boaters to employ both hands for throttling, shifting, and steering during low-speed manoeuvres like docking.

Some may argue that this represents a decline in navigational proficiency.


What Engine Maintenance Tips Apply to RIBs?

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What Engine Maintenance Tips Apply to RIBs?

Outboard or inboard engines are the lifeblood of any Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), providing the power necessary to propel you through the water with speed and agility.

This blog post covers fossil-fuel engines. Also take not of my 10 safe fuelling tips.

Just like any other mechanical equipment, engines require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and longevity.

Check out my 4 rules for top-notch RIB maintenance.

Whether you’re a seasoned RIB owner or a novice enthusiast, here are 10 essential engine maintenance tips. If you’re not so technical, rely on your dealer. Here are my 10 points to answer “What Engine Maintenance Tips Apply to RIBs?”.


What’s New on the Highfield Sport 560 Walkthrough

2024: So What’s New on the Highfield Sport 560

Proud to share that Highfield is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

You can make a comparison with the earlier version.

Equipped with a Raymarine electronic suite, Fusion sound system, LED lighting pack, and a detachable Sundeck, the boat comes standard with these features.

The console features a twin battery system, a clearly labeled wiring system for effortless fuse replacement, and a dry storage compartment.

Positioned as an ideal all-rounder for most families, the Highfield Sport 560 offers a proficient hull, a robust build, an excellent layout, and an aesthetically pleasing design.

This video ‘What’s New on the Highfield Sport 560’ was published on the Highfield Boats YouTube channel



Mercury Marine 85 Years of Going Boldly

Mercury Marine Celebrates

The video highlights the company’s history of innovation and its commitment to marine propulsion.

With a workforce exceeding 5,200 individuals now, the company is represented globally, spanning numerous locations, including nine manufacturing plants (source).

The company, with their HQ located at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, is a member of the Brunswick Corporation.

Nearly a year ago Mercury presented its new V10 400R High-Performance outboard.

In many of my posts the brand is featured.

This video was published on the Mercury Marine YouTube channel


Slick Facelift All New Highfield Sport 560

Supreme Facelift

Highfield’s compact yet powerful family RIB, the Sport 560, defies expectations with its 5.6 m size.

There is ample space, a bow sundeck, swim platforms, and thoughtful details like a flip-down table ideal for picnics.

The 24-degree deadrise hull and 105 l fuel tank ensure capability and range for exciting adventures.

Easy towing makes it ideal for road trips.

This video was posted on the Highfield Boats YouTube channel

I’ve shared numerous videos featuring models from this brand for your enjoyment.

Proud to share that Highfield is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

Slick Facelift Highfield Sport 560 safety first @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
That’s the way to do it. Safety first: kill cord and life jacket


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