Dockmate’s UK launch ensures a future with no “moor” stress for skippers

logo-topAllBoat Services.  Southampton Boat Show.  Stand: J311

Boat owners who want to dock without drama, banish berthing woes and control their Cortisol levels come the end of a day spent on the water can find out how to give stress a wide berth when approaching dockside by steering themselves to AllBoat Services’ (ABS) stand J311 at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.



Newly appointed as the UK’s sole distributor for ‘Dockmate’, AllBoat Services will use its in-booth demo ammo to show that nothing can faze a Dockmate docker.  Visitors to its stand can learn how Dockmate’s wireless boat docking system works, can be used to singlehandedly ‘park’ a vessel like a pro and ensure no “moor” stress for skippers, whatever the weather conditions or size of berth.

All visitors who purchase a complete Dockmate System at the show will get Free Installation anywhere in the UK – worth over £1,000!

“Dockmate makes manoeuvring a piece of cake and is well worth every penny!  The ability to remotely control a motor boat whilst standing on deck when docking, then being able to step directly ashore and get a rope secured before the tide or wind can carry you away again cannot be overemphasised,” says Paul Woodward who installed Dockmate ahead of his 700-mile summer cruise to Friesland in the Netherlands this year.  “Dockmate enables you to see all of your boat and your surroundings clearly, slip in and out of gear both ahead and astern at a click of a button.  It also allows you to control of the bow and stern thrusters on the same control pad.  I’ve used it repeatedly, partly singlehandedly, with ease and without worry for coming alongside and leaving a pontoon, tying up to a buoy, mooring in a box berth, going through a lock as well as picking up and dropping the anchor,” he said.

All boats with electronic engine control, regardless of the type or length of yacht, can be equipped with the Dockmate system which comes with a three-year warranty and full technical support.  It ensures the wireless remote control of engines (to include boats with only one engine also, horn, bow thruster, stern thruster and one or two Anchor windlasses).  Dockmate Twist also provides wireless joystick control for engines and thrusters including proportional thrusters and full function control of Volvo Penta IPS drives.

The transmitter, worn with a neck strap, has a signal which reaches up to 50 metres, is completely waterproof and floats. In its most simple configuration, the transmitter sends a coded digital signal to the receiver which operates the gears and horn. The system can be modularly extended with a bow thruster, stern thruster and up to 2 windlasses. Dockmate requires installation and configuration to the vessel, works on both 12 and 24V boats as well as metal boats; AllBoat Services can also convert the system to work with engines that have mechanical push/pull cables.  All handsets switch off after 30 minutes of non-use and have re-chargeable batteries and a USB cable for charging. In addition, the Twist handset has cordless inductive capability.

“It’s time for UK boat owners to find out how they can dock without drama with the Dockmate system and avoid their berthing mistakes going viral,” says John Ainsworth, co-owner and general manager of AllBoat Services.  “There’s basically no ‘moor’ stress with Dockmate.  It provides a relatively low cost, simple and effective wireless remote-control solution that takes all the stress out of docking, whatever the conditions. Join us on stand J311 for refreshments, a video demonstration and watch what Dockmate can do” adds business partner Nick Nutt, managing director of AllBoat Services.

AllBoat Services (ABS) has been providing engineering services alongside technical products to Plymouth’s marine community over the last three decades.  This Summer it celebrated the move to its first purpose-built premises in the commercial district of Cattedown, close to Plymouth’s marinas and only a mile away from the A38.  With its fleet of new mobile workshop vehicles, it can provide professional care and engineering repair at any dockside, marina, boatyard or driveway across the UK.  ABS has also launched its first e-commerce website ( to equip the general public and trade with the electric and electronic marine products they need online 24/7.


More information on ABS can be found on Facebook @allboatgroup and or by contacting ABS direct on 01752 492609 or  A demonstration of the Dockmate System in action can be viewed online at

September 7, 2018