Joystick control system

Simplifying manoeuvring control of boats with complicated propulsion configuration
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Joystick control system JP4000 is designed to simplify manoeuvring control of the yachts with complicated propulsion configuration having a lot of throttles and levers. System features manual control of engines and thrusters with single joystick as well as automatic position keeping.
Despite having same functionality and operation philosophy, JP4000 is not a full scale dynamic positioning system. It is designed to be operated by skipper offering much more simple control comparing to DP.

We delivered our first system to Christensen Shipyard in 2008 for 50m custom yacht “Remember When” since than we help to get the control over the intricate propulsion back to the captain on board of yachts and shadow vessels from 24m and up to 100m length, mono and multihulls.

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Control modes

The minimal propulsion configuration is 2 propellers with 2 rudders and a bow thruster. Same time it is necessary to mention that system is not a magic stick and performance depends heavily on boat and propulsion design. Please feel free to contact us to asses possibility of installation of the system on board.

Main benefits
Simple in operation
Works with different propulsion configuration
Works with different propulsion types and vendors
Approved autopilot inside
Set of modes designed specially for yachts


Operation modes

Joystick manual

Boat will follow your commands set with the joystick, heading is controlled by twisting the joystick. jp manual mode.png

Joystick auto heading

Boat will follow your commands set with the joystick while set heading would be kept automatically. jp auo heading mode.png

Hold position

System will keep both heading and position automatically.


System acts as an autopilot. ap auto mode.png

CTS pilot

System keeps the boat on set course over ground avoiding drift. ap CTS mode.png


Boat heading is kept automatically on a route receiving waypoints from chart plotter or ECDIS.ap track mode.png


System keeps set relative wind angle.windwane mode.png