ZF Marine and SeaVee Boats unveiled what the companies say is the first single-pod propulsion application in the recreational marine market. A SeaVee 340 center console is powered with a 480-hp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel engine linked to a ZF transmission and a ZF 2800 Series pod. The pod works in conjunction with a ZF 185 AC bow thruster.
The system is controlled with a ZF joystick, which you engage by pressing the Easidock button on the control head. As with twin-pod setups, a joystick gives you precise low-speed control.
In Easidock mode, the pod can move 180 degrees. In normal mode, the pod is restricted to 30 degrees of motion from center. To transition back to normal mode, you simply hit the throttle and put the engine in gear.
An additional feature, the iAnchor station-keeping function, compensates for current and wind, holding the vessel's position within as little as a three-foot radius.