Outboard Steering, Engine Controls | Yamaha Outboards

Helm Master®

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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.

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Fine-Tuned Maneuvering
Feel confident behind the wheel with steering friction that increases as you accelerate and decreases as you decelerate. Your boat builder can even adjust the number of turns from lock to lock to maximize maneuverability.

Sync Your Outboards
Whether your rig has two, three or four outboards*, you only need one switch panel to control them all. Engage the panel with a swipe of the RFID key fob and press All Start to turn on multiple engines at once. All start on triple switch only.

Automatic Efficiency
Enable the Auto-Off Timer to automatically shut down your ignition after one hour of inactivity. This keeps your outboards from wasting energy at the marina and is handy when you dock and forget to manually disengage your ignition or when a trip ashore takes longer than you thought.

Built-In Security
Our keyless ignition system also includes Y-COP® functionality, Yamaha's exclusive outboard theft-deterrent system. With the swipe of your RFID key fob, a single, audible beep indicates that your ignition and fuel injection systems have been disabled. So you can dock it, lock it and not give it a second thought.

Innovative Information Display
The Helm Master 5-Inch High-Def LCD Gauge features a display you can customize with a variety of color options, digital and analog display styles, and day/night backlighting. Choose what you want to see and how you want to see it and Helm Master will put real-time information in front of you. Through the LCD, you can also set preferences and automate outboard functions for customized control.

Owner Adjustments
• Two user-selectable steering friction settings—regular and heavy—adjust to    rate of steering friction for conditions
• Set an auto-off timer to turn off ignition after 60 minutes of idle time
• Set auto-trim levels for optimal performance

*Some restrictions apply. Helm Master available on select new twin, triple and quad Yamaha outboards installed on new boat packages manufactured by participating boat builders and sold by authorized dealers only.