New YANMAR VC20 vessel control system launched
YANMAR Marine International is launching a new Vessel Control System delivering the advanced functionality, modern design, and easy installation 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 run Bow Thruster or VETUS BOW PRO 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 an easier set up for faster installation and simpler maintenance.