VETUS-Mercury collaboration

VETUS and Mercury Marine have teamed up to integrate the BOW PRO thruster with Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO), marking a significant improvement in the boating experience.

17 May 2022


VETUS has collaborated with Mercury Marine® to enable the integration of its BOW PRO and RIMDRIVE thrusters with Mercury JPO.

Thanks to the NMEA 2000-certified CAN bus interface, the compatible systems join seamlessly to create a compelling solution that enhances the piloting and docking experience.

Combining the leading reliability and power of VETUS’ most advanced thrusters with Mercury’s world-class JPO assures complete 360-degree control over any piloting or docking situation. It allows for simple and efficient movement, whether that’s sideways, diagonally, forwards, backwards or rotating in place.

The single-control device allows for the precise command of outboard engines and thrusters, promising responsive vessel control and ease of handling in tight spaces.

VETUS has ensured that all BOW PRO (BOWA AND BOWB) and RIMDIVE thrusters are suitable for integration with the Mercury control system.


This integrated solution requires Mercury’s 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.

The VETUS-Mercury bow thruster integration kit launched in April 2022 is available now.




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