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Dockmate Dynamic Positioning System wins innovation award in Miami

by Dockmate 22 Feb 16:07 PST
Dockmate Dynamic Positioning System wins innovation award in Miami © Dockmate

Dockmate, the leading manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today that their Dockmate Positioning System (DPS) was named a 2024 Miami Innovation Award Winner at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show in the Propulsion Equipment and Parts category.

Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by members of Boating Writers International (BWI), the awards, which were announced during the Industry Breakfast on Thursday, February 15, 2024, recognize manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market.

Of DPS, judge Gary Reich said, "Dockmate DPS brings the benefits of dynamic positioning systems to hundreds of thousands of boats that previously couldn't leverage its safety and convenience."

"We are honored by the judges' recognition of the innovation of our new DPS solution," said Doriane Franckx, CEO of Dockmate. "Our team has put a lot of effort and research over years into ensuring that Dockmate's remote control system not only provides effortless control over vessels in stressful situations, but that it can be installed in almost any vessel. We are grateful to the NMMA and the BWI for selecting DPS for this prestigious award."

Dockmate's DPS solution has two operating modes: one mode for use on the open water and another mode to use for short periods of time in close quarters. In the open water operating mode, DPS will use only the engines to keep the boat in its target position. It is ideal for short-handed crews, allowing the captain to step away from the helm to tend to mooring lines and fenders before entering a marina. In the close quarters operating mode, DPS uses both the engines and bow and stern thrusters in concert to keep the vessel in its target position.

Dockmate Positioning System is driven by an IMU unit (which includes a compass, accelerometer and gyroscope) and a DPS Receiver installed within the vessel, and connects to Dockmate GNSS antennas installed on the hardtop. It is designed for installation on any vessel with at least two engines and Dockmate compatible engine and thruster controls. DPS is easy to install and requires only a short calibration sea trial.

For more information on Dockmate and their wireless remote control systems, visit their website at dockmate.eu.

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