HELM MASTER™ EX
The Next Generation Boat Control System
Helm Master™ EX is a fully integrated boat control system that makes navigating and getting to your destination easier, and once you arrive, gives a whole new level of control to precisely maneuver your craft to exactly where and how you want it.
Never before has a single outboard engine been paired with a joystick control, delivering exceptional versatility and innovation. When it comes twin to quint engine applications, the Helm Master™ EX excels even further, with seamlessly integrated multi engine control.
No longer do you have to install multiple third-party devices such as steering and control systems, autopilot navigation and additional heavy batteries -nor the hassles that come with complex integration systems. With Yamaha’s Helm Master™ EX, you get all of the benefits of these systems and more, in a simple, clean and fully integrated, plug-and-play system. And because every component has been designed, engineered and manufactured by Yamaha, it works seamlessly together to deliver the ultimate in reliability, durability and performance.
Low speed Joystick maneuvering is extremely intuitive and useful for various occasions like docking, turning in the confined space or navigating through no-wake zone. Single-hand, fingertip joystick operation integrates control of the throttle, shift and steering – instead of multiple boat operating devices like conventional steering wheel and control levers.
Moving forward, backward, and turn right or left
Moving left, right or diagonal
*Not available for single engine
Rotating left or right on the spot
*Not available for single engine
FULLY EXPANDABLE SYSTEM
The system consists of four primary application levels and has been designed to be fully expandable and customizable to suit your needs. This means you can install the complete Helm Master™ EX system, or start with the Digital Electronic Controls and Digital Electric Steering, and add additional components over time, allowing you to reap the benefits that come with each component upgrade.
As the whole system has been designed and manufactured by Yamaha, using a plug-and-play approach, each component is easy and quick to install and comes with none of the inherit problems that occur when trying to integrate complex third-party electronic devices from different manufacturers.
Helm Master™ EX is available across all current Yamaha Digital Electronic Control outboards from F150 to F450 and can be installed in single, double, triple and quad outboard applications.
Note: The “Applicable Levels” offered differ by country or area.
Level 4Full Maneuverability Joystick
Level 4 is the premium level of the Helm Master™ EX system, with the addition of Yamaha’s full maneuverability joystick control system.
This stylish and ergonomic controller provides simultaneous control over shift, throttle and steering, in one easy-to-use joystick application. It can also be used in conjunction with many of the built-in Helm Master™ EX SetPoint™ positioning modes (FishPoint™, DriftPoint™, DriftPoint™ Track and StayPoint™), for maximum control over your vessels positioning.
Digital Electronic Control
Helm Master™ EX offers some different types of displays - CL7, CL5 and MFD interfaces to support a wide variety of console configurations.
Yamaha's first Genuine Autopilot system.
In addition to the standard Autopilot functions like Heading/Course Hold, it will offer you Yamaha's exclusive features in combination with Joystick and SetPoint™.
The Joystick is ergonomic and low profile design. Smoother knob action and better feeling.
The next generation Joystick gives you much more low speed maneuverability with less shifting.*
And most of these features are available for the single engine application too.
*Joystick maneuvering performance, especially sideways move is dependent on boat/ engine application. Performance test and boat builder acknowledgement is required prior to ordering/ sales.
|Function||LEVEL 1 (DEC)||LEVEL 2 (DES)||LEVEL 3 (Autopilot)||LEVEL 4 (Joystick)|
|Variable Troll RPM Switch(VTS)||●||●||●||●|
|Electronic Key Switch (EKS) with Y-COP®||●||●||●||●|
|Adjustable/Variable Lock to Lock||●||●||●|
|Adjustable/Variable Steering Friction||●||●||●|
|Bow Thruster Integration||●||●|
|Autopilot with Joystick Adjustability||●|
|Joystick Maneuverability (incl. Single Engine)||●|
|SetPoint® Suite Features (incl. Single Engine)||●|
|Track Point with SetPoint® Final Stop||●|