Helm Master® Now With SetPoint

Helm Master


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, multi-outboard key switches, an RFID key fob and an innovative joystick. It’s the joystick that moves large craft in surprisingly agile ways. This makes navigating crowded marinas and docking in tight slips much less intimidating.

Now, our engineers have found a way to make boating even more effortless—Helm Master with SetPoint™. Developed in collaboration with professional captains, SetPoint’s modes - FishPoint™, DriftPoint™ and StayPoint™-provide even greater control for situations such as fishing, waiting for a bridge and controlled drifting. Maneuvers that are often very difficult for even experienced captains can now be achieved automatically via Helm Master with SetPoint™.

F25 Lifestyle

Application-specific control of your craft.

Fish directly below the boat, wait for a bridge to open or maintain position at a fuel dock—easily—with SetPoint™. The new SetPoint™ suite includes FishPoint™, DriftPoint™ and StayPoint™ modes, which allow you to automatically lock in your position, heading or both.



Fish Point™

Point your bow or stern into the current to stabilize the boat’s lateral motion, and select FishPoint™/Bow or FishPoint™/Stern to use minimal RPM to hold your position. FishPoint™ is perfect for stationary fishing directly below the boat, and it’s as quiet as it gets without dropping an anchor.


Drift Point™

Keep your bow pointed in a certain direction and drift. DriftPoint™ uses a dual antenna GPS to maintain your heading. DriftPoint™ is great for drift-fishing a wreck, kite fishing or watching a sunset from the stern.


Stay Point™

This mode “marks” your position and heading, and uses dual antenna GPS and Helm Master’s independent outboard articulation and thrust vectoring to maintain that spot within 10 feet of your mark in ideal conditions, and within a 75-foot circle in higher winds and currents. StayPoint™ is handy when waiting for a bridge or for your turn to approach a fuel dock.

Convenience & Control

Joystick Docking and Maneuvering
Joystick Docking and Maneuvering

Joystick Docking and Maneuvering

Twist or apply pressure to the joystick in a given direction and the engines respond instantly, with thrust that mirrors the amount of movement you input via the joystick. Intuitive joystick maneuvering allows you to move your boat in forward, reverse, laterally left or right, on a diagonal or to pivot it 360 degrees in place.

Independent Outboard Propulsion
Independent Outboard Propulsion

Independent Outboard Propulsion

Helm Master® uses simultaneous forward and reverse propulsion, along with steering control, to position and move your boat. The joystick makes this maneuverability look simple, but beneath the water, each of your outboards may be in a different gear, at a different angle and at a different RPM to achieve a desired move—be it diagonally, side-to-side or pivoting on point.

Multiple Key Switch Panels
Multiple Key Switch Panels

Multiple Key Switch Panels

With twin, triple and quad switch panels available, you can use one panel for up to four outboards. You can also engage all outboards with a single RFID key fob and use the All Start button to start them automatically in sequential order. (All Start available for twin, triple and quad applications.)



The Yamaha RFID key fob engages multiple outboards to start, and also activates the Y-COP® outboard theft-deterrent system. Y-COP® disables your ignition and fuel systems for security while your boat is unattended at the dock.

Enhanced Binnacle
Enhanced Binnacle

Enhanced Binnacle

Helm Master’s enhanced binnacle adds another level of control to your boating experience. It allows you to automate trim adjustments and speed control, select your second station, single-lever operation and center engine(s) only operation, all with the touch of a button.


Enhanced Dual Binnacle

Station Selector

Press this button to select your second station.

Speed Control

Once you reach your desired RPM, press Speed Control to hold or throttle up or down with the touch of a button.


Press this button to control up to four outboards with the port-side lever only.

Trim Assist

Program trim angles to specific RPMs, setting five points throughout the full RPM range. This automates engine trim as you accelerate or decelerate, maximizing performance and fuel economy.

Free Throttle

This button throttles up the selected engine, when the shift function is disengaged.

Center Engine

Press this button to run only the center engine (or engines) when trolling or in no-wake zones.

CL7 Touchscreen Display

Videos: Helm Master SetPoint™

V1: Helm Master Confidence
V2: Helm Master Control How It Works
V3: Helm Master Convenience

Captain's Videos for Owners

V1: Chapter 1: Welcome
V2: Chapter 2: System Overview

Videos: Controls & Interfaces

V1: Chapter 3: CL7 Display
V2: Chapter 4: SetPoint™
V3: Chapter 5: Joystick Calibration

Controls and Interfaces Continued

V1: Chapter 6: Electronic Key Switch EKS
V2: Chapter 7: Digital Helm
V3: Chapter 8: Digital Electronic Control (DEC)

Controls and Interfaces Continued

V1: Chapter 9: 6Y9 Helm Display
V2: Chapter 10: Helm Master Joystick Controller


V1: Chapter 11: Cautions, Warnings, and Corrective Actions
V2: Chapter 12: Battery Charge Low
V3: Chapter 13: Low Voltage Steering Malfunction

Trailering, Storage, and Maintenance

V1: Chapter 14: Trailering, Storage, and Maintenance

Fishing with Helm Master

V1: Fishing with Helm Master - SetPoint™ Introduction
V2: Fishing with Helm Master - FishPoint™ Bow
V3: Fishing with Helm Master - FishPoint™ Stern

Fishing with Helm Master

V1: Fishing with Helm Master - StayPoint™
V2: Fishing with Helm Master - DriftPoint™