Yamaha Helm Master


Yamaha Helm Master

Capt. Ted Lund



Today’s center console boats and outboard engines are stretching the envelope — getting bigger and beefier. But running and docking these blue water-behemoths is getting easier and easier, thanks to cutting-edge technology like Yamaha’s new Helm Master® integrated outboard control system.

Yamaha’s Helm Master is based on its own digital platform that requires little dash space, connects via fly-by-wire for overviewsecond-station applications and maximizes performance of double- and triple-outboard installations by providing you with critical engine information, docking and maneuvering in close quarters and  almost effortless control whether trolling or running on the high seas.

The system is composed of six components working together to provide you and your family with safety and security on the water, all while enhancing the boating experience.

The first part of the system is the ignition control, which combined with Yamaha’s Y-COP® theft deterrence key fob not only controls your engines but deters a thief  from leaving the dock with your investment. With one swipe of the RFID key fob the fuel and ignition systems on your boat are rendered inoperable.

Once the engines are started, all of your critical system information is relayed to you from the Information Center, which replaces traditional tachometers, offering customizable data and look with varying color palettes. The 5-inch, high-definition LCD screen allows you to set preferences for control settings and view vital boat and date information from the big, full-color screen. You can also customize the Information Center via digital or analog displays, as well as day or night backlighting.

Once running, steering and maneuvering are a dream thanks to Yahama’s Digital Electronic Steering. In conjunction with the docking joystick and Enhanced Binnacle Control, boaters enjoy independent manipulation of twin- and triple-outboard installations to offer precise maneuvering in close  quarters.

In addition to traditional controls such as trim assist, the Enhanced Binnacle control offers free throttle when the shift function is disengaged, center-engine only setting for trolling or traversing no wake zones, station selection for multi-station installations and speed control with the touch of a single button. The mount also offers single-lever control of up to  four engines.

Yamaha’s entire system is designed to be skipper-centric, so that every aspect of operation is convenient. The Helm boatMaster  joystick combines the shift, throttle and steering wheel functions in one convenient control that places the central axis of the vessel at the helm, rather than the transom as with traditional control installations; this gives the captain directional control through a 360-degree range around the vessel. Real-time response eliminates the need to bump the boat in and out of gear while alternating forward and reverse shifting thanks to individual articulation of the power plants.

For more information on Yamaha’s Helm Master system or the complete line of 2015 Yamaha outboard power, 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.  This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.



Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

More Stories & Fun Things to Do


Adventure Trips That “Erupt” with Excitement

This is one of those articles for that ‘Indiana Jones’ breed out there who wants nothing but excitement, adventure and a bit of living-on-the-edge when it comes to where they wish to spend their summer vacation. Yes, there are those groups of travelers out there that find nothing cooler than heading to the hottest places in the world that could literally erupt at any moment. Or visiting those exotic locations that include jungles, mountains, glaciers and more, where perhaps undiscovered species roam. Well…today we are putting together that list of places to go that literally dwell in the shadow of a volcano. Although they haven’t actually ‘spewed’ anything lately, the potential of danger is there, which makes for a truly captivating trip.


Your Investment Adviser Has New Rules

So, what is a fiduciary? It’s quite simple, really. A fiduciary is any person whose recommendations for buying or selling allocations are in the client’s best interest. They are the people out there who give you that ultimate advice when it comes to contributions, distributions, IRA’s, annuities, insurance policies, and so much more. They are also the people who take compensation for giving you all this spectacular advice. However, at one time the people who doled out this data were not all certified fiduciaries.


Canadian Librarian Courted by Hobo While Searching for Aunt in Delightful French Farce

If you\’re familiar with the surreal cinematic stylings of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, then you have an idea of what sort of treat\’s in store while watching Lost in Paris. The talented husband and wife team wrote, directed and co-star in their latest magical escape into the theater of the absurd.


Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made


Author Expounds on Labor of Love

Peter Brav is not much of a baseball player but he\’s written three novels where the diamond provides a setting for triumph over adversity in one way or another. Sneaking In (set during the 1999 Yankees championship season), The Other Side Of Losing (set during a Chicago Cubs championship season) and now 331 Innings (set in a small Nebraska town). Add in Zappy I\’m Not, a memoir of a cranky middle-aged man reincarnated as a small dog, and you have a literary celebration of all manner of admirable underdogs.