THE YACHT GROUP
“innovative products for the marine industry”
Yacht Controller, recognized by national and international patents, originated in 1998 when the first prototype was developed to provide a remote control system that could enable a boat to be maneuvered easily and precisely single handedly with a remote control radio frequency device. After 4-years of continuous development, Yacht Controller was officially launched in 2002, and created immediate interest from the most prestigious yacht owners. It’s launch slogan was “wireless freedom to control your boat from anywhere on board!” This slogan has become a true reality for many thousands of enthusiastic Yacht Controller users all over the world.
In less than two years, Yacht Controller won the prestigious National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) Innovation Award for “Best Technological Innovation” of 2004 at the Miami International Boat Show in February. Since then, Yacht Controller has been produce and marketed in multiple versions that have evolved into the present day commercially certified, water proof, floating, Dual-Band V2, V3, transmission frequencies and with up to six  functions (control for twin engines, bow thruster, stern thruster, twin anchor winch). Winning again the European Innovation Product Award in 2014 for its Joystick Control Sysstems (JCS).
The ability to maneuver a boat on single person control, on your own so to speak, and dock it with the greatest of ease, precisely controlling and correcting its position at all times in complete safety, became an industry game changer and thrives today from small outboard, to megayachts of distinction.
Yacht Controller compatible systems can be installed with all types of electronic and manual controls equipment currently on the market, and are designed to work with all electronic control systems, to ensure the safety and reliability of the installed controls without by-passing them.
From manually running a boat underway, to docking and other maneuvers, Yacht Controller simplifies the action, making for a more controlled operation safely under the complete control of a single user.
The Yacht Controller proven system and winner of the NMMA most innovative product and likewise to have the highly coveted similar Eiropean award. Yacht Controller takes advantage of more than 26 major electronic control companies sophisticated and elaborate safety electdronic control systems, by controlling them with and through their own processors rather than by-passing them. The newest version, the “Dual Band” and “Fusion” Yacht Controller:
“Dual Band” and “Fusion” Yacht Controller
The “Dual Band” Yacht Controller, after 12 years of evolution, has provided the basis for our new Wireless Joystick remote “Fusion”. These systems simultaneously transmit on two frequencies thereby eliminating the possibility of signal interruption due to unauthorized use of radio frequency bands by others or government agencies. The security of our system with its 5 microprocessors and 10 relays ensures a command reliability greater than the actual wired controls to the ships on-board microprocessor, yet this plug and play system is easy to install and extremely user friendly. Add to that, a waterproof transmitter which floats and a waterproof receiver and you have durability virtually unmatched by most electronic equipment in the field.
“Dual Band” functionality provides a connection confirmation which silences an acoustical alarm thereby confirming the transmission/reception between the transmitter and receiver, and also a take command button to make the “Dual Band or Fusion” transmitter the active station. In the very unlikely event of loss of connection, the alarm will signal. The Yacht Controller system will always remain in neutral unless the Porsche designed silicone levers or the joystick are pressed, thereby eliminating any danger of unwanted command. If the system is idle for 4 minutes it automatically turns off.
“Dual Band” Yacht Controller technology represents the conquest of a new frontier in Yacht Control which has greatly benefited the marine industry and our customers by making it safer and easier for them to operate their boats and to consider the purchase of larger ones. Operators by attaining the ability to both maneuver their boat into a slip AND TIE IT UP WHILE CONTROLLING IT WIRELESSLY provides a method far greater than any other engine and drive combinations while docking. Other systems only focus on getting the boat into a slip without offering any method to assist in the tie up, other than to stay at the helm or run for the lines. These other systems at best do only half the job at great expense, while Yacht Controller’s “Dual Band” and “Fusion” offer an extremely cost effective and practical solution to the complete docking and tying up process.
Yacht Controller system technical highlights include the following: waterproof (both transmitter and receiver) with watertight connections and corresponding gaskets. “Dual Band” is equipped with proprietary silicone membrane switches developed by Porsche Design. “Fusion” is a complete Joystick system providing computer driven proportionate control of engines and thrusters in a combination to satisfy the position of the joystick as selected by the operator. Unique control heads, functions and thrusters are enabled by inserting card chip processers in slots so systems can be moved from yacht to yacht should the owner change vessels. Individual microprocessors for each function employ back-up relays to ensure redundancy for safety and security working via CANBUS system. Acoustical alarm and take command functions replicate original control functions also for safety and security. Automatic shut off after 4 minutes of non use, constant visual signal for transmission, low battery alarm and acoustical alarm in event of loss of signal all provide additional safety.
As a veteran of the marine industry for many years, holder of a 100 ton captain’s license and designer and seller of many yachts I can uncategorically state that Yacht Controller is one of the most welcomed and enjoyed products in the Marine Industry. With more than 10,000 systems in the field, and total customer satisfaction, “Dual Band” and now “Fusion” are breaking all barriers in Yacht Control for 2015 and beyond.
With almost 10,000 Yacht Controllers in the field our technology is well proven, secure, reliable, and precise. YachtEZ as now an authorized DEALER for Yacht Group products is now making available to offer direct purchasing from the Yacht Group amazing stable of safe and effective Yacht electronic safety platform for ultimate control and safety for your most prized possession. With the Yacht Protector wireless GPS tracking and security system, providing the utmost safety for your investment and for your family security, offering immediate return on your investment with decreased marine insurance theft discount. Please use this link to add the Yacht Protector package to your vessels security system, again offering immediate investment return on the savings to your marine insurance ryder.
HOW TO ORDER:
YachtEZ will not publish price list, but rather in our discreet manner of taking care of our clients maritime needs, and since any purchase is a private matter, we do not publish pricing, but as we have intimated, using our DEALER code at order, you will receive our factory direct DEALER pricing in a private and formal quote that is good for 30-days. Please use the order form below to provide your contact information, the product you wish to receive availability, delivery, and final cost on to your boat and we will gladly provide in writing. If you choose to go to any of the manufacturing company links included in our web information pages on your own, just include our DEALER Identification code of YACHTEZ and we can ship direct, but that will not include any installation information other than what is supplied by manufacturer. Once you receive your product, please call our office for an appointment with one of our technicians for installation requirements. and appointment availability.