Volvo Penta and Yamaha Team Up
Will develop new boat control systems together
Volvo Penta and Yamaha Motor Co., have announced a technical agreement for the joint development of control systems for boats with outboard motors.
The engine control systems that will be developed under the agreement include single remote control for outboard-powered boats. The new product will combine power and steering control in one easy-to-use, electronic device. The intention is to greatly improve manoeuvrability and ease of docking for larger boats that use outboard power. The joint development of these and other systems will pair Yamaha’s expertise in outboard propulsion with Volvo Penta’s expertise in control systems.
In addition to the boat control systems for outboards, the companies will work together on a wider scope of boat control systems, including those for Volvo Penta’s marine engines.