Vessel Control Systems News

Yamaha’s Helm Master® EX Brings Ultimate Boat Control and Fishability to More Boaters

Yamaha Marine today introduced Helm Master EX, the next level of customizable, integrated boat control. Now available in single through quad outboard applications, Helm Master EX brings forward the benefits from the original Helm Master system, including joystick maneuverability, and improves upon them to create greater control and fishability for a wider range of boaters.

Comparing Station-Keeping Systems Outboard station-keeping systems offer fresh benefits.

Three new station-keeping systems for boats powered by multiple outboards not only let captains automatically maintain position in wind and current, but can also lock in a heading, whether holding the boat in place or drifting.

Ilmor One-Touch PRO

Introducing the One-Touch® PRO, Ilmor's enhanced joystick system that delivers exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise sterndrive GPS anchoring, and features the only intelligent trim technology for an unparalleled user experience.


Volvo Penta’s Silent Shift feature is due to be rolled out into its D3 diesel engine range.


Captains of large offshore boats have already discovered the incredible ease and precision of Helm Master®. This fully integrated boat control system includes an enhanced binnacle control, a streamlined digital display, push-button start/stop switches, an RFID key fob and an innovative joystick.

Optimus 360 Joystick System

SeaStar has created the Optimus 360 Joystick to ensure that slow, close quarter vessel maneuvering is made easier - from the convenience of a centralized (or multi-location), drive-by-wire joystick control.

Volvo Penta continues to develop self-docking technology

A year after demonstrating its self-docking concept, Volvo Penta says it is taking all the feedback it received and moving forward with a stepwise approach.

Mercury Marine’s Active Trim is making boating easier and safer

Mercury takes you on the water in Naples, Florida with a seasoned boater who likes to trim his own engine. After 10 minutes with Active Trim, Doug Fillman was hooked. See how Active Trim is making boating easier and safer out on the water.