February 16, 2022 Mercury Marine® Corporate Commercial VETUS and Mercury Marine® have collaborated to enable the integration of our BOW PRO thrusters with Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO). The compatible systems* join seamlessly to create a compelling solution that enhances the joystick piloting experience. The integration provides increased control of any size boat with twin or more Mercury Verado outboards. With a bow thruster integration kit from Mercury, the new systems integration allows Mercury to capitalize on the unique features and advantages of the VETUS BOW PRO thruster range, including the NMEA 2000-certified CAN bus interface allowing control of the proportional thruster from Mercury’s joystick. Further benefits of the extremely efficient BOW PRO units are the built-in safety features, enabling boaters to extensively use their system without overload or overheating issues, and the industry’s first boosted charging capabilities as standard with the BOW PRO Boosted range. “VETUS has introduced unique technology within our expanding BOW PRO thruster family to make life easier onboard for skippers and crew. To offer the best user experience of the series, it is vital we continue to work closely with the best manufacturers on system integration. VETUS is therefore delighted to collaborate with Mercury Marine® to combine our thrusters with their joystick piloting solution. We are confident that the significant benefits of both systems will offer a leading option for OEMs and an improved experience for users.” – VETUS MAXWELL U.S. President Chris DeBoy Total control at your fingertips with VETUS BOW PRO Learn more about Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards * The VETUS-Mercury Marine integrated solution requires next-generation Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls and is applicable for use with Verado outboards of 250 hp and more, on boats with twin or more engines.