A fully integrated boat control system that includes a joystick and more.
November 6, 2012
Yamaha’s new joystick system can move a boat in six lateral directions and spin a boat on its own center point.
Yamaha’s new fly-by-wire throttle and shift offers speed control that will maintain rpm under all conditions, as well as trim assist, station lock and single lever control for twins or triple outboards.
With the joystick operational, the outboards pivot independently as needed to move the boat sideways, fore and aft and rotate on its own center point.
The outboards can toe out, but not in, to move the boat in joystick mode.
The joystick has a high-rpm mode for extra power when docking in strong currents or winds.
Yamaha’s joystick control is fairly intuitive, though it requires a different mindset than when docking with a wheel and throttle.
Adding a second station is simple with the Helm Master system, as there are no cables or hydraulic lines to route. Everything is digital.
Docking big boats in tight slips is very easy with the Yamaha joystick control.
Yamaha’s joystick control makes the impossible maneuver possible.
Yamaha designed its new throttle and shift control box with a multitude of functions.
Rocker switches on the forward face of the throttle and shift control box allow for incremental increases in rpm without using the levers.
The new CommandLink 6Y9 displays a host of engine functions, including forward/neutral/reverse, rpm, trim angle, charging and oil pressure of all outboards.
Yamaha’s Helm Master system includes electronic start and stop. You can also start all engines with one command; the outboards then fire up in sequence.
The Helm Master control box was ergonomically designed with a domed top and textured surface.
Yamaha’s new digital control box will automatically synchronize rpm for twin or triple Yamaha outboards.
The Helm Master electronic start and stop panel is available for both twin and triple outboard configurations.