Yanmar Marine International is launching a new Vessel Control System suited to evolve alongside its latest electronically controlled engines in the years ahead.
Featuring simplified electrical management, a high-quality appearance, and significant functional improvements, the next generation Yanmar VC20 Vessel Control System integrates with Yanmar’s complete line up of common rail engine series, transmissions, controls and displays.
The VC20 has been developed for single, twin, and triple engine installations. The new system offers dedicated control modes for all Yanmar control system functions including Yanmar joystick controls: JC10A for sterndrive applications and JC20A for inboard applications featuring the unique Vetus extended bow thruster.
Enabling up to four helm stations, the VC20’s new streamlined architecture features fewer components, connections and cables, reducing the number of helm ECUs to one for multiple station configurations by converting to CAN directly inside the control heads. The functional improvements compared to the first generation VC10 ensure a more straightforward set up for faster installation and simpler maintenance.
Both the control heads and switch panels feature a sleek, upgraded precision design and premium materials, with improved water resistance and natural feel push buttons. Synchronisation and auto-dimming ensures effective lighting of the equipment.
VC20 is applicable for Yanmar’s newly-launched 6LF and 6LT powerboat engine line up and other established common rail marine diesel engines for sail, power and light-duty commercial applications, the JH-CR, 4LV, 8LV and 6LY-CR series.