YAMAHA SET POINT

Sport Fishing - - SF BOATS - BY CHRIS WOOD­WARD

Yamaha has added new fea­tures to its Helm Master in­te­grated boat con­trol sys­tem that give an­glers even more ves­sel-po­si­tion­ing ca­pa­bil­ity. Set Point uses a du­alantenna GPS to en­gage its three pri­mary modes: Stay Point, Fish Point and Drift Point. Stay Point keeps the boat close to a spe­cific spot and main­tains po­si­tion and head­ing, like a virtual an­chor. Fish Point main­tains a po­si­tion but not head­ing, pri­mar­ily us­ing idle rpm; Drift Point main­tains a head­ing but not po­si­tion. Set Point con­trol but­tons re­side on the new Helm Master joy­stick and use Yamaha’s new

CL7 touch-screen dis­play to con­fig­ure pref­er­ences. Set Point is avail­able to boat mak­ers for their new builds. Cur­rent Helm Master own­ers can pur­chase a main retro­fit kit for $6,500, and a sec­ond-sta­tion retro­fit kit for $4,165.

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