We are excited to announce today that Yamaha Marine Group has selected the Garmin 7-inch GPSMAP multi-function display (MFD) platform to power its new CL7TM multi-touch display. As the primary display for Command Link Plus® and Helm Master, Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system, the CL7 is fully network capable for NMEA 2000 and the Garmin Marine Network. Full-network compatibility allows the user to add multiple Garmin screens, sensors, sonar, weather, radar, autopilot, Fusion Link, IP cameras and more with full system integration and sharing across the entire system. The CL7 will be standard for Helm Master and will be the premium display for all Command Link Plus outboard engines starting in May 2017.
“It’s an honor to have been selected as the display choice for Yamaha’s new CL7,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Built on the GPSMAP 74/7600 series platform, the CL7 offers streamlined performance and integrated features that are pivotal to improving the consumer boating experience.”
“The features and capabilities of the new Yamaha CL7 display make command of Yamaha-powered craft easier and more informative than ever before,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “We chose Garmin to power this display to offer enhanced features for ease of use and a more controlled, convenient experience on the water.”
The new CL7 touchscreen display becomes the primary display for Command Link Plus systems as well as Helm Master. It is the required point of access to Yamaha’s new Set Point™ boat positioning function, and offers precise and user-customizable engine and boat systems data for up to four outboards on one screen. The CL7 is offered in two models: one with built-in detailed BlueChart g2 U.S. coastal and LakeVü HD maps, and one with a worldwide basemap.
Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year in a row by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.