Yachts with DP capability?

As yachts grow larger and larger and more "ship-like" in their construction I wonder if they are being equipped with DP-systems for manoeuvring?

Joystick-steering has been around for ages, for example some of the "KaMeWa-jet squad" yachts 20 years ago had crude versions of joystick-input for mooring assistance, synchronizing twin water jets and a bow thruster, for instance. But I'm thinking more of fully capable commercial systems, with azimuth thrusters, Motion Reference Units, gyros, wind sensors, DGPS, all linked together and handled by a central DP unit.

I suspect for instance that Air/Ice, having a diesel-electric power plant and azi-pods, is fully DP equipped. Any thoughts?

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