I tested two Dockstar-equipped models at MasterCraft's Tennessee factory and can vouch for the system's handling prowess. Most notable is that the system is, ultimately, not all that noticeable. A Dockstar-equipped boat handles much like what we've come to expect from an outboard or sterndrive, pivoting in unison with the wheel as the driver spins it to port or starboard. Backing away from a lengthy dock when starboard-side-to can be a daunting task, especially if the wind is pushing the boat up against the dock itself. With Dockstar, I simply spun the wheel to port, gained the necessary clearance and backed away. We also backed the boat into a slip and spun it — to port — roughly within its own length. As the rudders are located forward of the propeller, the hull's pivot point is moved forward. Is it the handling of a sterndrive? No, it's hard to beat vectored thrust. But it's close, and will certainly remove the stigma that has long plagued inboards.