FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Compatibility and use

The first thing to do is to check if the boat is equipped with electronic controls and not mechanical or analog controls. If so, Yacht Controller solutions are compatible with all brands of electronic controls on the market manufactured since 1999, which are found on most motor yachts.

YES, Yacht Controller allows the simultaneous management of both engines and bow and/or stern thrusters, facilitating complex maneuvers such as the turnaround, rotations, lateral and transverse translations.

YES, Yacht Controller can also operate one, even two anchor windlasses. Instead of connecting anchor windlasses, you can also use it to control a bathing platform, ladders, lowering masts…

YES, Yacht Controller is also recommended for boats equipped with a single engine (with or without bow/ stern thrusters) since its main purpose is to facilitate the maneuvering of the boat from anywhere on the boat.

YES, Yacht Controller is generally compatible with existing electronics and, in addition, integrates and communicates with chartplotters from all major manufacturers.

YES, several transmitter controls can be synchronized with a single Yacht Controller. For example, the joystick model TJ can be combined with the toggle-button model TL to suit specific needs.

Installation

Installation may take approximately 4 to 6 hours, depending on the model and the complexity of the boat’s electrical system. The SUPREMO model may require more time depending on the specifications of the boat.

NO, Yacht Controller installation is plug-and-play, it does not require the boat to be removed from the water. This simplifies the installation process.

Installation involves placing the receiver behind the control panel, connecting it to existing systems and configuring it. For example, for the Maximo model, cables and motor interfaces are connected to the motor controls and bow thruster levers.

NO, Yacht Controller is discreetly integrated behind the instrument panel, providing easy access without compromising aesthetics.

On a flybridge, the Yacht Controller is usually installed at the flybridge helm station, favoring this position over the cockpit (although many choose the dual station option to avoid having to choose during use).

Yes, nowadays almost all engine controls are CAN bus, Yacht Controller has a CAN interface for the main brands in the market.

Normally, the Yacht Controller system does not need software updates, however, if an engine manufacturer updates their engines, it may be necessary to update the Yacht Controller as well, this can be done remotely via the build in Wi-Fi module.

Yacht Controller transceivers are powered by the boat’s 12V or 24V circuit. However, the transceivers have wireless induction rechargeable batteries, with the option to leave them permanently in the charging cradle.

Reliability and safety

Yacht Controller provides advanced security features, such as the “bi-directional” function on the Maximo and Supremo models, which instantly confirms all communications between the transmitter and receiver.
Yacht Controller uses encrypted wireless communication technology (65,000 possible combinations) to send commands to the engines and bow thrusters from the remote control.

The housings of the transmitter controls are IP67 certified, i.e. they are water and dust resistant. They are also shock-resistant and float in case of a fall into water.