Lake Assault Boats presents new pilot and digital anchoring systems

The modified V-hull, custom-built craft is the first in the fire boat industry to use Mercury technology


Lake Assault Boats is showcasing a high-performance 28-foot fire boat at FDIC 2016.

The modified V-hull, custom-built craft is the first in the fire boat industry to showcase the Mercury Joystick Piloting and Skyhook Digital Anchor systems for unmatched boat control, enhanced safety and performance.

The Mercury Skyhook Digital Anchor system uses GPS technology and an electronic compass to automatically control shifting, throttling and steering to help first responders maintain heading and position. The Mercury Joystick Piloting system provides one-handed maneuvering in tight spaces. Joystick Piloting can move a fire boat sideways or at an angle in any direction; it can rotate a boat on it own axis and maneuver in close quarters.

Photo courtesy of Lake Assault Boats
Photo courtesy of Lake Assault Boats

The boat contains Garmin electronics, including GPS, chartplotting, sonar with side/structure scan, 4G radar, two 12-inch touchscreens, VHF marine radio and a Fusion audio system. LED underwater lights are integrated into the front lip of the bow door to provide a "target" for divers. Roof-mounted forward looking infrared video camera that displays from the helm's touchscreen is also included.

To learn more, visit Lake Assault Boats at booth 8726.

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