Boating Tips: Controlling your Engines with Mercury DTS

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Today boats with multiple outboard engines are more and more common. This week Captain Keith shows you a great way to control your multiple outboards, the Mercury DTS. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity. 

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From Sea Rays to the latest super center console Boston Whalers, people are adding more and more power to their vessels. It’s great to get where you’re going fast, but sometimes controlling a boat with a lot of power can be a bit challenging, especially in tight quarters. Mercury Outboard DTS controls change the game enabling you to have next-level boat control.

Benefits of Mercury DTS

The Mercury DTS controls (digital throttle and shift) is essentially your one single hub for boat control. It is intuitively designed and when coupled with joystick control enables you to manipulate your boat almost at will. This makes running, idling, approaching docks and other floating objects safely and with confidence. 

Capabilities of Mercury DTS Controls 

These are just some of the awesome capabilities of the Mercury DTS
  • Start and stop your engines with the push of a single button 
  • Toggle each engine on and off as needed 
  • Active trim for all motors simultaneously or individually 
  • Ability to sync with Skyhook and Joystick 
  • Throttle only mode to prevent accidental gear shifting 
  • Other Mercury products 

    Mercury has long been a partner with MarineMax and for good reason! They produce some of the best, most innovative outboards and boat control products in the industry. For this reason, many of the boats we sell here at MarineMax are powered by Mercury, and you can rest assured that all our techs are Mercury certified so your investment is in good hands. 

    If you want to learn more about Mercury and how they can Power your Journey, click here

    If you have multiple Mercury outboards, we encourage you to give the DTS control box a try. We’ll see you out on the water!


    You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Tips and our sister podcast, From the Helm Boating Broadcast, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. See you out on the water! 

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