Soundings Magazine features a story on the Lazzara LSX Quad yacht and its new steering system. The 75-foot luxury express cruiser uses a revolutionary diesel inboard system with counter-rotating, forward-facing props and drive pods, giving precise control of the boat while docking with no use of bow or stern thrusters.
Driven by Volvo Penta’s new Inboard Performance System (IPS)600 engines, the LSX Quad’s computer-controlled system replaces throttles and levers when steering. Lazzara Yacht’s new system is a preview of how maneuverable and easy to use future boats will be.
The new system gives the LSX Quad the maneuverability of a boat half its size. Future advancements could link the IPS system to a GPS, keeping the boat on-course automatically through currents and wind.