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SteerCommand™ - Control System

Improved handling through electric steering


Fully integrated

Combined steering and propulsion control


No more messy mechanical and hydraulics links

Superior performance

Independent control of the rudders according vessel speed

Optimized Life Cycle

Easy installation and reduced maintenance

What can SteerCommand™ - Control System provide?

The electric steering system SteerCommand™, brings significant innovation into the marine market, where hydraulic and even mechanical steering systems are commonplace. ZF SteerCommand™ allows for more precise steering and safer operation when operating your pleasure boat, thanks to a patented reactive electronic force feedback system at the steering wheel specially designed by ZF. ZF SteerCommand™ can be fully integrated into the propulsion systems offered by ZF Marine for all types of vessels.


Product Details

Steer-by-wire technology has long been used by the aviation industry, and now it’s available for your boat! No more messy mechanical and hydraulics links – just fit & fly!
Like active steering systems in luxury cars, ZF SteerCommand™ gives the boat owner a similar feeling when driving your boat, thanks to a patented electronic force feedback system specially designed by ZF.
The main advantages of ZF SteerCommand™ are improved control, better performance, reduced maintenance and easy installation.


  • 24VDC system
  • CAN bus communication
  • Micro-processor control integrated into ZF SmartCommand control unit
  • CE&ABYC approved
  • Optional integration with autopilot
  • Angle of rudders varies as a function of boat speed
  • Independent control of port and starboard rudders (available with the two linear actuator configuration)
  • Standard Linear Actuator


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