Dometic E-Actuator steering promises better outboard steering with no hydraulics

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

4 Responses

  1. Colin A says:

    You know I had actually thought this was already a thing. I know there are several kicker motor systems panther is the one I found with a quick search, but I had thought the Verado and E-tec G2 were actuator steering. After a quick look up both do have hydraulic components. The E-tec is an interesting system in that it’s basically self contained.

    Overall this is a big trend with actuators replacing hydraulics. There have been teething pains including several Navy projects I have heard about, but the idea is as mentioned simplification, even if at first it may seem more complex.

  2. Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

    I’ve also learned the electric steering actuator in the Yamaha 425 XTO is built by Dometic and very closely related to the Dometic E-Actuator. When that engine first came out I was most intrigued by the simplicity of rigging it (minus the complexity of lifting and fitting a 1,000 lb engine onto a transom).

  3. Gokhan Inler says:

    Congratz, Brian and your team.

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