Yamaha Marine Group Announces Helm Master for Quad and F200 Outboards

Yamaha Marine Group Announces Helm Master for Quad and F200 Outboards
 
KENNESAW, GA -- Yamaha Marine Group has announced its Helm Master fully integrated boat control system now supports both select quad outboard applications and inline four, 2.8-liter F200 outboard applications. With these two new capabilities, the latest in Yamaha boat control technology is now available for a wider range of boats.
 

"Helm Master not only makes docking easier, it also incorporates additional boat control functions such as automatic outboard trim, speed control and automatic steering friction," said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. "With Helm Master for quad outboard applications and 2.8-liter F200 applications, these features are now available for boats that exceed 40-feet in length* and smaller boats alike."

Compared to conventional quad outboard control systems, Helm Master offers many additional benefits including outstanding docking and maneuvering capabilities via low-speed joystick control fore, aft, port and starboard. In addition, the joystick can be rotated for turning and positioning the boat. At the touch of a button, the Helm Master system integrates throttle, shift and steering. There is no need for bow thrusters in most boats. There is also a user-selectable high mode that allows the outboards to operate at higher rpm when in joystick mode for increased thrust.

Helm Master for quad outboard and 2.8-liter F200 applications incorporates all the latest updates developed for the Helm Master fully integrated boat control system. Helm Master can be tailored for specific boat models. Enhancements as of June 2014 include:

For Boat Handling
  • Joystick calibration can now adjust forward/reverse thrust in addition to lateral steering angle.
  • Engine trim angle when entering joystick mode is now selectable by the boat builder.

For Reliability
  • Updated and improved Helm Master system software.
  • Control box and control units provide enhanced protection from the elements for even better corrosion resistance.
  • Steering position sensor is relocated to allow greater outboard tilt angle.
  • Added steering clip locks keep outboards stationary during travel or long periods of non-use.

  • Updated and improved Helm Master system software.
  • Control box and control units provide enhanced protection from the elements for even better corrosion resistance.
  • Steering position sensor is relocated to allow greater outboard tilt angle.
  • Added steering clip locks keep outboards stationary during travel or long periods of non-use.

    The New Helm Master Remote Control Box
    • Uses two levers to control up to four outboards.
    • Trims up to four outboards individually or simultaneously.
    • Single-lever control for up to four outboards and provides automatic engine speed synchronization.

    Helm Master for quad applications is available now, and Helm Master for 2.8-liter F200 applications is expected to be available in early spring 2015. Helm Master main station systems are available only through Yamaha boat builder packages. Second station equipment and installation may be sourced through certified Yamaha Marine dealers.

    Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha's full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®'s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

    *Some restrictions apply. Helm Master is available on select new twin, triple and quad Yamaha outboards installed on new boat packages manufactured by participating boat builders and sold by authorized dealers only.
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