Joystick control system

Simplifying control, adding comfort.

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System is designed to simplify manoeuvring control of different types of ferries.
Double-ended equipped with azimuth drives, high speed water jet driven or the ones with conventional propellers and rudders propulsion — we have solution for majority of existing configurations.

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Lars Thrane | Chairman | Lars Thrane A/S
M.Sc.E.E., Ph.D.: 

«The Product: The NAVIS AP and JP system has a very user friendly appearance, its user interface is easy to learn, and the product operation and handling of the vessel is of outstanding quality. 

The Operation: The Autopilot enables operation in a number of modes of great usefulness for the daily operation of the ship.  Being harbor maneuvers, sailing in narrow channels, anchoring in areas with strong wind or current, it operates flawlessly.  Operations in JP modes are extraordinary and very convincing.

The Team: The NAVIS installation and service team is among the most efficient and the fastest handling we have experienced.  User interaction is friendly and expedient. Response time is very fast». 




We offer flexible solutions from manual control of the multiple thrusters with one single lever and up to automated control of the ferry on a route.

Main benefits
Manual manoeuvring control with single lever
Automated control on a route
Automatic speed or arrival time control
Propulsion independent
Integrated approved autopilot inside

Operation modes

Manual joystick control

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

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Manual joystick control with automatic heading

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

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Joystick control on high speed

Boat is controlled with single joystick during normal sailing with heading kept either automatically or controlled with twisting of joystick.

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System provides smooth surge thrust control with single joystick.

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Automated route control

System controls ferry speed and heading on a route automatically. At the final point of the route system will automatically switch to manual joystick control, or in case of no confirmation form operator will hold position.


Different strategies of speed or arrival time control are available.

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