Augmenting their Helm Master EX boat control system, Yamaha Marine have partnered with boat systems specialist VETUS to incorporate a bow thruster to offer customers fully integrated, joystick-controlled boat handling.

Designed for twin-engine boats, the bow thruster is connected to the joystick steering system by Helm Master EX to ensure that its power level matches that of the engines, creating an on-water experience equivalent to four-wheel drive.

Matt Taylerson, Yamaha’s Divisional Manager, Marketing, said: ‘We know that docking and close-quarters manoeuvring is often a source of anxiety for many, so the addition of a bow thruster to our proven Helm Master EX boat-handling system was the logical next step. VETUS’s years of experience in this arena, and their commitment to product quality and engineering excellence mirroring our own, made them the obvious choice when it came to developing the Helm Master EX and incorporating a bow thruster.’ /

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