New Yamaha Marine Introduces New CL7™ Display

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yamaha Marine Group today announced a new seven-inch CL7™ touchscreen
display and a newly-designed, more robust Command Link Plus®
gateway. Both are designed to improve the consumer boating experience.

“The features and capabilities of the new Yamaha CL7 display and Command
Link Plus gateway make command of Yamaha-powered craft easier and more
informative than ever before,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha
Marine Group. “This display offers enhanced features for ease of use and
a more controlled, convenient experience on the water.”

In 2010, Yamaha introduced an industry-leading, five-inch full-color
display for use with Command Link Plus® and Helm Master®
systems. The new CL7 display takes that technology even further,
boasting a seven-inch touch panel screen with full multi-function
display (MFD) capability and connectivity.

Yamaha specified and designed software to facilitate the capabilities of
its Helm Master, Set Point™, and Command Link Plus systems, and selected
Garmin®, an industry-leader, to provide the platform that
could accommodate Yamaha’s display needs.

The new CL7 touchscreen display becomes the primary display for Command
Link Plus systems as well as Helm Master, Yamaha’s fully integrated boat
control system. It is the required point of access to Yamaha’s new Set
Point™ boat positioning function. It offers precise and
user-customizable engine and boat systems data for up to four outboards
on one screen, along with a host of other multi-functional display (MFD)
functions such as maps, fish finder, and graphing capabilities. The CL7
additionally features a robust NMEA 2000® internal gateway,
allowing displayed data to be output to approved MFD models and brands
including Garmin®, Furuno®, Simrad® and
Lowrance®. The capabilities of this gateway are also
available in a new stand-alone NMEA 2000® gateway unit for
boaters using Yamaha’s Command Link and Command Link Plus platforms.

The CL7 is offered in two models: one with built-in detailed freshwater
and saltwater maps, and one with basic maps that are easy to upgrade.
Expected availability of Yamaha’s new CL7 display is May of 2017.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and
around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports
its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and
parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry
leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is
the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I.
Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

Helm Master is compatible with new Yamaha V8 5.3L F350 and V6 4.2L
Offshore outboards in twin, triple, and quad configurations, and
2.8-liter F200 twin applications, installed on new boats packages
manufactured by authorized participating boat manufacturers and sold by
authorized Yamaha Outboard dealers only. CL7 Display expected
availability May of 2017. For details, ask your Yamaha representative or
visit YamahaOutboards.com. This document contains many of Yamaha’s
valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other
companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for
identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

Contacts

Yamaha Marine Group
Heidi Weber, 770-420-5848
Mobile:
770-547-4748
Communications Coordinator
heidi_weber@yamaha-motor.com
or
Wilder+Wheaton
for Yamaha Marine Group
Neal Wheaton, 404-317-0698
neal.wheaton@gmail.com