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Fully Integrated Boat Control System

Handling a boat with more than one outboard has never been as easy as it is now. Because with Helm Master’s intuitive joystick, single lever engine control, fully automatic trim system and touch-button speed control, confident boat handling just became your speciality! It really is that simple, because with this fully integrated drive-by-wire system, relaxed and intuitive boat handling comes naturally - even manoeuvring and docking becomes a real pleasure to look forward to. Helm Master is compatible with twin and triple installations of Yamaha 4-stroke V8 (F350A) and 4.2L V6 engines.

Not just a joystick

Helm Master integrates all these key functions:
  • Steering
  • Throttle
  • Shifting
  • Trim
  • Ignition
  • Engine and boat data
  • Security
  • Easy-to-read HD 5” LCD display
  • Keyless electronic ignition
  • Anti-theft system (RFID keyfob)
  • Speed-sensitive steering friction

Some restrictions apply. Available on selected twin and triple Yamaha outboard installations on new boat packages manufactured by participating boat builders and sold by Authorised Dealers only.


Count on Helm Master to make offshore boating simple and streamlined. Helm Master brings the advantages of digital technology to the water by providing you with real-time information and the power to change your course. All-digital rigging that’s streamlined and corrosion-resistant gives you more space under the dash and the option of a second station without hydraulic lines.

Station selector
The touch of a button selects 2nd station operation

Speed Control
Once the desired rpm is reached, hold it by pressing the Speed Control - then throttle up or down with the touch of a button

Single Lever control
This button synchronises the control of up to three outboards with a single lever

Trim Assist
Press this button and Helm Master automatically adjusts the engine trim to your preferred setting as you accelerate or decelerate

Free Throttle
Allows the selected engine to be throttled up when the shift function is disengaged

Centre Engine
Press the Center Engine button to run only that engine when trolling - or in no-wake zones. (Triple engines installation only)


Command your large offshore boat intuitively, with Helm Master. Yamaha engineered Helm Master to be pilot-centric, so that every aspect of operation is convenient and comfortable for you. Helm Master makes it less challenging to maneuver and dock in tight quarters, with fluid movement and pivoting at the touch of our innovative joystick. This joystick seamlessly integrates the steering, throttle and shift functions as well as outboard propulsion and direction. Simple and intuitive control—just one of the many ways Helm Master puts the power in your hands.

360° directional motion and real-time response
With the central pivot point near the operator and the helm, movement emanates from this location in 360° concentric rings. Place pressure on the joystick in a given direction and the engines respond instantly. A light push or twist of the joystick delivers a slower-paced movement with minimal thrust, while more pressure increases thrust and movement

Moving Laterally
Push the joystick to the left or right and your boat will respond effortlessly. This is especially helpful when docking in tight spaces. More force on the joystick will deliver more thrust and directional movement. High and Standard thrust modes allow you to adjust the thrust level quickly - to suit the conditions


Experience the custom control of a digital system calibrated for your boat. Every Helm Master component is engineered to maximize the performance of your large, offshore boat. From controls that take the guesswork out of maneuvering and docking to gauges that give you critical information, Helm Master helps you command effortlessly.

Twin and triple switch panels
Just one panel controls up to three outboards. Engage all engines with a single key fob and use the 'All Start' button (triple switch panel version only) to start them simultaneously

Keyless start
The swipe of a single, keyless fob engages multiple engines - the ultimate in streamlined convenience. Each Helm Master™ system allows for up to four RFID key fobs