Twin Disc has introduced their new Digital Thruster Panel. The unit complements the company’s EC300 Power Commander® electronic propulsion control and Express Joystick System® (EJS).

Built of polished stainless steel, the Digital Thruster Panel is engineered rug-ged for a marine environment, making it ideal for helms, flybridges and docking stations. The ergonomic toggles are sized for easy use. Visually, it perfectly matches Twin Disc’s full suite of vessel controls with the company’s well-known arced base and modern styling. It is available in dual or single versions.

“The performance and response of our new Digital Thruster Panel to the slightest command is instantaneous,” said Capt. Marty Mason, Twin Disc manager for marketing & product development. “There’s never any hesitation.”

Another feature is the hydraulic fluid warning lights. The unit continually monitors the thrusters’ oil level and temperature, and will audibly warn of critical variances.

The Digital Thruster Panel interfaces with the EC300 control system to provide additional flexibility to owners of EJS-equipped boats. On a vessel equipped with Twin Disc’s optional display panel, thruster commands are shown as easy-to-see bar graphs for quick visual reference.

For nearly 100 years, Twin Disc has made boating more enjoyable. For more information visit

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