Great Lakes Angler Blog

Twin Disc reveals new tech at FLIBS next month

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Share |

Twin Disc, leader in innovative marine propulsion technology, debuts three new products at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 3–7. The company will be exhibiting the equipment both in its booth, Engine Tent 1205, 1224, and on its Maritimo C60 demo boat. Media and the public are invited to schedule a sea trial.

Twin Disc's ground-breaking e-Steer™ Electronic Steering System provides a bold, new approach to marine steering. Avoiding the pitfalls of traditional hydraulic setups, the electronic helm is connected to the hydraulic-powered rudder(s) via wires, reducing leaks and loss of steerage.

The e-Steer system features Speed Sensing technology. This provides helmsmen adaptive resistance, so the helm is firmer when at full throttle and lighter when maneuvering slowly. Additionally, e-Steer offers Dynamic Rudder Control so that the range of rudder movement is proportional to the vessel's speed, preventing sudden, intentional or accidental changes while at speed.

Building on the success of its Express Joystick System (EJS), the company has added the option of a module that interfaces with a broad range of CAN-based digital thruster systems. This provides owners the ability to take advantage of the state-of-the-art EJS and select the thruster that is most appropriate to their vessel.

EJS is a joystick that is so natural and intuitive, first-time boat owners can easily dock the largest of vessels, even when wind and tides are at play. And on a busy weekend, surrounded by other boats, the system provides the confidence to maneuver with aplomb. An EJS-equipped vessel can be spun on its axis or even crabbed sideways with absolute precision.

Also introduced at FLIBS is a completely rethought EC-300 Power Commander control system. The control head now features a magnetic, contact-less Hall Effect sensor that won't wear out, rather than a traditional electro-mechanical version. It senses the most minute lever position and provides instantaneous control over the QuickShift transmissions. Paired with the new graphic display panel, it offers the future of marine propulsion today.

Demos are available at the show on Twin Disc's 62' Maritimo C60, a large, diesel-powered, conventional driveline boat. Attendees will experience first-hand how easy it is to control such a vessel, no matter the conditions. The boat will depart from the Bahia Cabana six times daily. They encourage pre-registration by e-mailing, or calling 1-262-638-4278, to make a reservation; space is limited.

For nearly 100 years, Twin Disc has made boating more enjoyable. The company manufactures QuickShift® marine transmissions, joystick and electronic controls, Express Positioning®, Arneson® Surface Drives, Rolla™ propellers and other quality, performance equipment. It recently forged a partnership with Veth Propulsion to act as its US distributor, bringing an ever wider range of innovative components to its customers.

Contact Twin Disc, Inc., 1328 Racine St., Racine, WI 53403.

GlAngler Subscription

Recent Posts


Coleman Conservation hardbaits Seakeeper gyro Legend Extreme One-Handle-Does-It-All System Andrew Dordek Sphaera FLW Aqualuma Weather Buoy Sunglasses FRIDAY FUNNIES Ranger VS1780 Contaminants Hobie New Lures Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Kayak GPS Speedometer Shoremaster Yamaha Side Thruster Niagara Falls USCGA Grunden's Rain suit Beckson Scholarship splice Manistee TRAC BoatUS Angler JBL Volvo Penta Northwest Indiana Steelheaders KVD Torpedo Divers Tracker Marine TRAC Ecological Minnesota Minn Kota Lake Erie Yamaha ATV Marsh Madness Dave Mull Blog Jonathon VanDam Audio SeaEra QC Brandon Newby Humminbird Mr. Twister Lures Ditty bag Ice Features St. Croix Rods Tournaments VMC South Haven, Michigan Homeport Marine Marketing Aqua-Vu Angler Alaskan Balog Insect repellent Bait Rigs Triton Boats Dunkirk, NY ABT X-2 Countdown Fishouflage Catfish Gene Larew Oakley Sunglasses Plano Tackle Boxes SeaLife Cameras Black Velvet Fiberglass boat Simrad Safe boating Walleye Flat Slider 75 blue marlin Rugged Shark Tight Lines Jewelry Ultracoat The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Lake Assault Side Imaging Bait Holder Safety Angler 175T Synergy Outdoors Goby thieves Tom Neustrom Airmar ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Extended Warranty Rovermax LR 100 Mosquito repellent St. Croix Kindle book Deck Plate PRADCO Hevi-Beads Pro Polish On board The Harry Lure Tools Rippin Lips Full Throttle Venice, Louisiana Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter IGFA Husky Jerk Tip-Up Rubrail ShowSpan Tim Popfinger Hunting Optima Downriggers Bass fishing Contest Rushton Gregory Glacier Glove Deep Sea Diver Keep Kool Beckson Marine Deck Plate Oshkosh Bristol Bay Shipping Martin-Flory DuraSafe Electronics Lock Lip-Stix EVOLVE FISHING CO Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Titan Chain Coleman cooler Sun protection Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo thieves trailer tongue Bad Elf Kurt Mazurek ABT Topwater treestand injury Nautical Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Navigation Brian Brosdahl University of Buffalo Rough Weather Wake Fishing SOG Home Port Marine Marketing RedHead USCG Jeff Gustafson ATV Footwear Fish Hawk XD4 News Soo Locks Jack Links Bass lure LOTSA Swedish FireKnife Ryan Wilson binoculars OHIO Holland Boat maintenance Future Fisherman Foundation National Guard Brad's Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Black Earth Creek Coast Guard Ranger Skamania Mania Thermacell Boga Grady-White Beckson Marine Autotether Camera mount Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Spreads theft Gear Line fitness Practical Sailor Headgear Ranger Boats Jeff's Tackle Shop iPilot Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs dock lines Lighting Green Bay Personal Flotation Devices Bass Pro Sunstream Boat Lifts CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Lake Superior Radio WFN Muscle Squared 65 New York Aqua Vu Dollahon Boating Ryan Kleckner Gary Giudice Gary Dollahon Whale Pumps Indiana DNR Great Lakes Troller Alabama Rig Earth Day Traditions WileyX Dave Mull DSC Soul5 Tackle Labs STRATTEC Rig'N Tails Scott Martin Prosepec Electronics Aluminum Deep V Series Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Tournament Strike King Matt Straw Tackle Bag Costa Sunglasses LineGrabber Mary Snyder Blue Collar Outdoors METS CMP Global Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Grab Rail Rescue spinning rod Bro Brosdahl Ditch B.A.S.S. Boating safety Green Bay, Wisconsin LCWCC Mystery Tackle Box Fishing Hobie Pro Angler MUSHING inReach Knife sharpening Ice Fishing Reef Runner Knives Muskie Lure Serious Shine Wisconsin Davis Instruments Glorvigen boat rental Ultimate Flannel Shirts Clam Conservation Marathon Tides Bheestie Bag Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Z-Man Costa Interlux Mark Zona Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Bob Schmidt Gunnison, CO Clay Dyer Gravity Lund Boats BASSMASTER Legend Gold Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Cannon Faria PulseTech WeatherStation Swim Whizz Electronics Dave Genz Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Shurhold Mack's Lure exotic invader toilet Shoes Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Gull Lake Marine LakeMaster Western States Version Marine NewsWire Brown trout Sportsman's rights Catch & Cook Lake of the Woods Mustad Iaconelli spreader light Lake Huron Kevin VanDam New Zealand ODNR Raritan Multi-species USSA South Haven Betsy Personal Flotation Device Odd'ball Fin Spin Bass Wild River series tree stand injury marlin Onyx Forage Minnow Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel LineSnubber Jerky Fiberglass tiller Princecraft 580P lenses Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Bug repellent spoon Bait head Lake Michigan U.S.S.A. Masters Walleye Circuit Storage Kevin Van Dam Swim bait Milennia MIL-iDock Port of Indiana Mark Chmura Custom Jigs & Spins Steve Wood Chatterbait Brite Wash Lights Wedding Ring Moisture Muncher Lead radar KVD Speedbag iPad Soft Jigwobbler Whistler Spoon Larson Electronics Accessories Trade Shows Boats Spencer Yachts ASA RAT FINKEE Bibs Traditions Media Apps Kayaks Marine Radio Sheldon's EZ Dock Radial KVD Speedbag Wormfile Multitools Berkley Chronglobal Lakemaster AKOYA Barry Brown Marine Andrew Semprevivo Magnum Flow-Troll jigs DuraSafe Size limits YUMphibian Pop-Up LED Bowlights Lund NMEA Salmon Marcum Olcott, NY Wind Power Hamlin Bristol Bay Salmon Macho Minnow Ned Rig Dollohan Buff Gill NA Fuel cruzin Chargers Fort Wayne, Indiana Youth Asian carp Rain gear Corey Schmidt Bass Pro Shops Cliff Pace Bethel University Batteries Innovative Outdoors JVD Dogs Trout Unlimited EZ Splice Fasteners Slender Spoon Frigibar Global Spectrum Insurance Dan Egan Mike Seymour Orca Fin System Swanson-Russell Team Aqua-Vu Ethanol Michigan DNR Owners tournament Evinrude MULL BLOG Church Tackle Delorme Okuma Boat US Marine Lighting Louie Stout NAIFC Championship Power Quantum YUM Dinger 360 BoatUS ONIX Big Bear Products Air show Lake Ontario Walleye tournament Rods Scott Glorvigen Reese Fish America Foundation Accon Marine BOLT Padlock MATE USA High school bass fishing Rippin' Lips 1675 Pro Guide Jeff Wenzel Silver Horde Promise Keeper Turning Point Props tackle storage Pharmaceuticals Northland Marine Speakers Kill switch Army Corp of Engineers Vick Wounded Warriors YUM Monel Metal Foul weather gear Plano Synergy Smart Guide Publications Mazurek Frabill Crankbait Net Alaska John E. Phillips Boat lifts InvisaSnap PLB Endura La Mar Evolve Michigan Mercury Marine Wildlife Forever Speakers Boat Covers Costa Del Mar HELLA Todd Sokolow eZSplice Streams Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch mudsnail Rapala sunglass Video GPS for Lightning Connector Invasive species Honda Mag Light clubs Cabela's Sport Shows Games Aquatic AV Patrick Hurst Normark Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate award Stabenow Traxstech Free Fishing Weekend Tommy Skarlis Lake trout Marine General Lock Mack's Lures Technology Shock Wave Shelter Line Recycle Bin Lowrance Slide Moor USO Sharpeners PFDs AmVets trailer tongue Acme Ravenswood Media redfish MWC Matt Serbenski Blue Heron Communications iPilot Link Uncle Norm's Oculus weather Extreme Baitcast Reel Walleyes Fishing Clubs Ascend Tyee exotic species Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Izaak Walton League Boat names Chaco Bug bite relief CLASSIC Records River Fishing McMurdo ChartSelect Whale Launch ramp Chicago barrier bimini top Skarlis Michigan City, Indiana EZ BoatPort iPhone Water Buddies F-Series Storm Gear BASSMASTER CLASSIC News/Social Plano great lakes