Raymarine announces New Autopilot and Engine Integration with Yanmar Propulsion System

Raymarine announces New Autopilot and Engine Integration with Yanmar Propulsion System

Monday, February 29, 2016

New Evolution™ Drive-by-Wire autopilot control for Yanmar Joystick system plus simplified access to Yanmar engine data

June 2014

Raymarine is pleased to announce that two of the company’s ground-breaking products are now compatible with selected Yanmar engine systems. Fully tested and certified by both parties,the Evolution™ DBW brings autopilot control to vessels equipped with Yanmar VC10 and JC10 (Joystick) Control Systems; connecting direct to provide unrivalled steering control of the Yanmar propulsion systems. The ECI-100Universal Engine and Control Interface gives access, via Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs), to Yanmar engine data

Evolution™ autopilots perceive their environment and then instantly calculate and evolve steering commands to maximize performance. This breakthrough in autopilot intelligence uses Evolution AI™ control algorithms to give precise and confident course keeping, regardless of vessel speed or sea conditions. The easy-to-install Evolution™ DBWis supplied complete with the EV-2 9-axis sensor, p70R control head and cabling, and connects directly to the Yanmar control system. Once integrated into the system Yanmar owners can control the Evolution™ autopilot with the p70R or via touch screen using any Raymarine multifunction display powered by Raymarine’s LightHouse II user interface.

Bridging the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems, the ECI-100 is an innovative device that collects and connects engine information to give the user simple and immediate access to engine performance data, fuel consumption and alarms via a full range of customizable information screens on Raymarine’s MFDs.

Raymarine’s ECI-100 makes engine and navigation integration an affordable reality for virtually any size boat. A space-limited vessel can access vital engine data alongside Raymarine’s industry-leading radar, sonar and navigation technologies via a single touch screen display. Each data port on the ECI-100 is independently powered and isolated, ensuring reliable and worry-free performance from both navigation electronics and engine systems.


T70164 - Evolution™ DBW autopilot with p70R control head;$2500 ex tax, £2000 ex tax

E70227 - ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface;$299 ex tax, £250 ex tax

Notes to editors;

Raymarine is committed to delivering seamless integration with leading marine engines. ECI-100 engine compatibility is constantly updating. Please see www.raymarine.com for the most up-to-date list of compatible engines

Connecting an ECI-100 to a compatible Yanmar engine system couldn’t be simpler. Depending on the type of engine, a single NMEA2000 (Devicenet) cable and NMEA2000 T-piece connector is all that is needed to link the ECI-100 to a Yanmar engine system; the NMEA2000 T-piece is inserted into the Yanmar system network with the NMEA2000 (Devicenet) cable running from the T-piece direct to the NMEA2000 (Devicenet) connector on the ECI-100, which is then connected to a Raymarine MFD.

Using the ECI-100 to connect to compatible Yanmar engine systems, the following engine data can be displayed on Raymarine’s latest generation of multifunction displays;

Engine Speed (RPM)
Engine Hours
Engine Oil Temperature
Engine Coolant Temperature
Engine Oil Pressure
Engine Coolant Pressure
Engine Fuel Delivery Pressure
Engine Fuel Rate
Engine Boost Pressure
Battery Voltage
Transmission Oil Pressure
Transmission Oil Temperature Fuel Level
Engine Alarms
Over Temperature
Low Oil Pressure
Low Oil Level
Low System Voltage
Low Coolant Level Water in Fuel

Fully tested and certified by both Yanmar and Raymarine, the Evolution™ DBW autopilot connects direct to the Yanmar VC10 and JC10 (Joystick) control system; a Yanmar autopilot cable and autopilot ID key, supplied by Yanmar, completes the network.

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