Evinrude iDock Joystick Steering System

Boaters can dock easier with select models of Evinrude E-Tec G2 outboards.

docking a boat with iDock
Evinrude recently unveiled iDock, its version of an outboard joystick-control unit. The slow-speed maneuvering system is compatible with select E-Tec G2 outboard engines.Courtesy Evinrude

Evinrude's new iDock system adds joystick steering to select models of Evinrude E-Tec G2 outboards for easier docking. It's available with new G2s ranging from 150 to 300 hp in twin-engine configurations, and it easily integrates with the outboards' built-in steering. iDock's low-speed control allows captains to move their boats in virtually any direction as well as spin the vessel in place.

Evinrude's iDock steering control
Evinrude's iDock steering controlCourtesy Evinrude

Gyroscopic stabilization compensates for wind and current. A boost mode intuitively adds thrust with additional pressure on the joystick. A detent on the joystick indicates the activated boost mode. The iDock system costs $5,999.99 as an optional upgrade.