Here’s another step to make your boating and cruising life easier. Garmin and Yacht Controller have joined forces to integrate the wireless Yacht Controller remote with compatible Garmin MFD displays. This means you can use the display to access the remote’s control panel while you’re docking or maneuvering your boat, without having to set up a dedicated Yacht Controller screen.
Garmin and Yacht Controller announced the new partnership at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at a media briefing with Jerry Berton, president of Yacht Controller, and Michael Range, Garmin’s Florida sales manager. Berton said that Yacht Controller is already on more than 17,000 boats. Its integration with Garmin means you could rely on Garmin’s displays anywhere in the boat, at the lower helm or up on the flybridge, for example, to maneuver the vessel.
The partnership with Garmin provides a vivid color visual and easy method to start and view the Yacht Controller system on one Garmin screen. Berton said this alliance lets boat owners take advantage of Garmin’s advanced technology to improve their boating pleasure and safety. Range said that Garmin’s OneHelm lets owners see and control multiple functions with Garmin’s intuitive high-res HD touchscreen and high-performance processor.
Yacht Controller can be used for inboard and Volvo Penta IPS applications. It has two types of remotes: one with individual switches for changing direction, and one with a joystick that mimics the IPS joystick. Designed by Porsche, the Yacht Controller remote has a quad processor with dual relays; it’s powered by AAA batteries. For more: