Company News Yamaha Marine Group Introduces Helm Master™ for Quad Outboard Applications Posted 7/22/2014 SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE FOR SELECT BOATS THAT EXCEED 40 FEET Kennesaw, Ga., July 22, 2014 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today its Helm Master™ fully integrated boat control system now supports select quad outboard applications. Helm Master can be tailored for specific boat models and with this quad control update, the latest in Yamaha boat control technology is available for boats that exceed 40 feet in length*. “Helm Master not only makes docking easier, it also incorporates additional boat control functions such as automatic outboard trim, speed control and automatic steering friction,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “With Helm Master for quad outboard applications, these features are now available for the world’s largest outboard-powered boats.” Compared to conventional quad outboard control systems, Helm Master offers many additional benefits including outstanding docking and maneuvering capabilities and joystick control fore, aft, port and starboard. In addition, the joystick can be rotated for turning and positioning the boat. At the touch of a button, the Helm Master system integrates throttle, shift and steering. There is no need for bow thrusters in most boats. There is also a user-selectable high mode that allows the outboards to operate at higher rpm for increased control. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com. ### *Some restrictions apply. Helm Master is 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. This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.