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Yanmar introduces the E-Key to further unlock boating convenience

YANMAR Marine International (YMI) has announced the launch of the YANMAR E-Key system, a cutting-edge solution designed for wireless unlocking of the YANMAR VC20 Vessel Control system, seamlessly integrating with electronically controlled YANMAR Marine engines. This optional feature is poised to offer ease and simplicity for owners worldwide.

The YANMAR E-Key system comprises a sleek, lightweight tag, elegantly designed to sit within users’ personal key sets. Benefiting from a unique ID, this tag communicates wirelessly with the YANMAR Vessel Control System, activating it by simply pressing against the switch panel. Crafted for ease of use, this optional feature elevates boating experiences to new heights, ensuring every journey is as smooth as it is enjoyable.

Floris Lettinga, Director of Sales and Marketing at YANMAR, commented: “We are proud to introduce our new E-Key system, a testament to our commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions. With seamless integration and unparalleled convenience, this offering reaffirms our dedication to enhancing the boating experience for enthusiasts worldwide.”

Compatible with the latest versions of the VC20 Single or Dual Switch Panel, VC20 Helm ECU, and VC20 Display, the YANMAR E-Key system is versatile enough to accommodate multiple engine and station installations. With the capability to connect up to 10 different tags to each installation, users enjoy unparalleled flexibility tailored to their needs.

The VC20 system was completely developed by YANMAR to meet the company’s high standards of quality and dependability. It controls all YANMAR common rail engine and transmission functions and presents engine alarms and diagnostic codes in the display.