Navigator Yachts & Californian Yachts
Joystick Maneuvering System (JMS)
The Joystick Maneuvering System (JMS) developed by the ZF Marine Electronics Group is a control system providing the helmsman with simple and intuitive boat control and it can be matched to ZF Marine SmartCommand propulsion systems.
Controlling engines, transmissions and thrusters in a traditional shaft-line vessel, the JMS provides an unbeatable ease of control. Maneuvers such as moving sideways to the dock, 360° rotation on the spot and other complicated maneuvers, difficult with standard control levers, become easy operations. The electronic JMS system also controls the throttle of the engines and shifts the transmissions with automatically controlled trolling valves to provide the precise speed needed for smooth maneuvering and easy docking. This means driving a pleasure craft becomes even more pleasurable, simple and safe!
The standard “Hold Heading” function, thanks to an integrated electronic compass, keeps the vessel going in the selected direction. The JMS automatically tunes the propulsion system to compensate for current, wind or other external forces to the vessel to maintain the heading constant.
The optional “iAnchor” function, thanks to an integrated GPS receiver, enables the vessel to be kept at an exact position and orientation at the press of a button.
It is possible to install up to 6 joystick stations enabling maneuvering of the boat from any location.
Three different logics for transferring control from the levers to the joystick can be selected.
JMS, with all its options, can be retrofitted in existing vessels with electronic engine interface, ZF transmissions and SmartCommand control systems.
JMS can interface with ZF AC thruster and any DC or hydraulic bow thrusters.
* 12/24 V DC system
* CAN based joystick station on 3 proportional axis, with one push button to take control and select functions
* Maneuvering Control Unit (with CE certification)
* CAN connection to SmartCommand processor
* DNV & GL type approved for Ships, High Speed and Light Craft
* Interface with ZF SteerCommand
Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer
* Complete anti-roll stabilization at anchor and while low speed cruising
* Safety for crew and guests aboard
* No loss of speed
* No through-hull protrusions or appendages
* Less wear and tear on the hull
* Low maintenance
* Improved fuel efficiency
* Improved resale and market values
And because the unit is installed safely inside the hull, where it cannot be damaged by running aground or the hazards at sea, captains agree Seakeeper gyros offer the simplest, most effective and safest form of stability control. With many types of stabilization choices, only the Seakeeper gyro offers a total anti-roll solution for all aboard - at zero-speed and while underway.
Imagine, relaxation and comfort during long voyages in unknown waters. Enjoy the scenery rather than concentrating on keeping your balance. When other types of stabilizers fail, the Seakeeper gyro is your answer to taming the sea and continuing on with your journey.