Raymarine DockSense Assisted-Docking System

Raymarine's new assisted-docking system combines video-analytic technology with propulsion control.

Raymarine DockSense Assisted-Docking System
DockSense is an assisted-docking system that works with outboard and inboard propulsion.Courtesy Raymarine

Using three FLIR machine-vision cameras, Axiom multifunction displays and video-analytic ­technology, Raymarine has developed DockSense, an assisted-docking system that works with outboard and inboard propulsion. The system creates a virtual bumper zone around the vessel that detects objects such as pilings or vessels, and then corrects steering or throttle to avoid collision. Raymarine has tested the system with Mercury Marine on an outboard-powered Boston Whaler as well as on an inboard-powered Prestige Yacht. Raymarine expects DockSense to be available before the end of the year. As a factory-installed option, pricing will be set by the boatbuilder.