October 10 2019
For many years, Yamaha has been developing digital systems at an impressive pace, and the launch of the Helm Master was a landmark event, providing owners of multi-motor outboard boats with features not previously available.
Especially in the area of positioning and manoeuvring, which can be done with the fingertips through the joystick!
Capitalising on this technology, Yamaha has taken a further step forward with the integration of a dynamic GPS positioning solution, SetPoint, associated with a 17-inch colour screen.
Yamaha's SetPoint system is interesting in that it combines GPS navigation technology with the Helm Master control system, improving the accuracy of boat positioning and control to a level unprecedented in the boating industry.
In concrete terms, a dual GPS antenna - a unique feature of Yamaha boats - provides more navigation data to the operating system and therefore ensures even more precise control.
On a daily basis, SetPoint offers 3 modes of use: Driftpoint, Fishpoint and Staypoint :
The Helm Master Digital Electronic Control (DEC) system, with its intuitive joystick, is the gateway to the Drive-by-Wire system. It is very simple and intuitive to use, and controls up to four outboard motors. In addition, it offers a multitude of functions, including :
The latest DEC Drive-by-Wire control now has a simple push-button on the top of the joystick, which allows the three new SetPoint™ modes to be activated and used. Each of the SetPoint functions is user-defined. Thus, control of the boat can be easily adapted to individual needs and preferences.