JR Merritt


Reliable controls, whether for industry or leisure.

J.R. Merritt offers a full range of joysticks and control solutions designed for wheelhouse and deck-mounted marine and boat applications. Single-axis controllers, such as the Pro-5, feature NEMA 4 cast construction for use in aquatic environments. To accommodate a range of operator stations in marine applications, we offer floor pedestals and floor slides for additional methods of integration and function.

Multi-axis joysticks and single axis controllers are available that can be custom configured to a range of boats and marine equipment, including work boats, yachts, pleasure boats, buoy tenders, dredges, and dock mounted cranes.


  • Work Boats
  • Yachts
  • Pleasure Boats
  • Buoy Tenders
  • Dredges
  • Dock Mounted Cranes
  • And more

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Why J.R. Merritt Controls?

Unmatched Quality & Reliability

J.R. Merritt's joysticks are manufactured and tested to withstand the harshest conditions and use. A stringent focus on quality control in our U.S.-based, ISO certified manufacturing facility ensures the utmost accuracy and quality of all our electronic joysticks and controllers.

Fully Customized to Your Requirements

Every joystick we build is as unique as its application and operator. From the handle to the output technology, we partner with our customers to identify and engineer the controls that will meet and exceed the needs of their application. When working with us, consider our engineers and technical staff an extension of your own team.

Ultimate Versatility & Functionality

Comfort and function are key when using a joystick or controller. With an extensive portfolio of handles, grips, buttons and switches, J.R. Merritt's interface solutions are engineered around intuitive operation and user comfort. Our team will work with you to recommend the best options that will suit the movement and actions of your operator and equipment.

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