Finally and for the first time–a pod-type joystick with a bow-thrusters control alongside. According to the folks at Prestige Yachts, the joystick/thrusters setup shown here on the new Prestige 500 Flybridge is designed to facilitate dockside maneuvering in extra-strong winds and currents. My own experience with pods in high winds tells me this is a great idea. Lovely new boat, too.
When Regulator Marine decided to vault the 40-foot mark, they did it as only the North Carolina builder can: quad Yamaha outboards, an Armstrong bracket, and a hull ready for virtually any conditions. See the details here. ▶