Yamaha Helm Master EX
June 19, 2020
Yamaha Marine recently introduced the Helm Master EX, the next level of customizable, integrated boat control, now available in single through quad outboard applications, Helm Master EX retains the same features as the original Helm Master system, including joystick maneuverability, but improves upon them to create greater control and fishability for a wider range of boaters.
Helm Master EX boasts enhanced joystick maneuverability with smooth, quiet, precise operation, new single-function buttons and new features like DriftPoint Track. The Yamaha Autopilot can be adjusted with the joystick and includes functions such as course and heading hold, Track Point (NAV along waypoints), and two types of pattern steer that seamlessly integrate with Speed Control and Pattern Shift. In addition, joystick adjustability provides increased comfort, control and convenience and allows for fine tuning of Yamaha Autopilot and SetPoint features without leaving current mode, creating additional ease of use and capability.
Fast and responsive Digital Electric Steering (DES) gives Helm Master EX precise control. DES can now be added to any current and most previous Digital Electronic Control (DEC)-capable Yamaha outboard models.
Helm Master EX suits a wide variety of boat applications, fits all current Yamaha DEC outboards and back-fits outboards creating a wider range of repower flexibility.
Also new, Helm Master EX (or its properly configured component systems) can be installed by the boatbuilder at the factory or by dealers when repowering customer boats at the dealership.
Yamaha’s Helm Master EX PowerMatched/Component Limited Warranty applies to all components within the system. Helm Master EX is available through Yamaha boat builders and dealers starting July 1.