FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine release a new video showcasing its Skyhook virtual anchoring technology.
"From the consumer standpoint, folks that don't have as much boating experience or are new to boating, it tends to make it easier," Tom Shelton, of Lauderdale Marine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., said in the video.
Using a boat’s GPS system, Skyhook pinpoints its position and moves the drives independently to maintain the correct heading. The company says it is ideal for holding over a hot fishing spot or waiting for the locks or drawbridge to open.
The technology is available on boat packages with joystick piloting and multiple engines.
See the video below: