SailDrive, Control System

The YANMAR 4JH80 SPP Steerable Propulsion Pod takes maneuvering sail yachts under power to the next level. It unites YANMAR’s advanced 4JH80 common rail marine diesel engine and ZF Marine’s innovative steerable saildrive technology into one fully electronic joystick control. This ultimate combination makes negotiating busy waterways and docking in tight marinas easier than ever before.

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Complete Package

The power behind this comprehensive propulsion package is the 4JH80 common rail diesel engine. Unique to such a compact unit, it is exclusively equipped with leading electronically controlled, common rail direct fuel injection technology for responsive, super-clean, smooth, and fuel-efficient performance.

The joystick is comfortable, straightforward and intuitive. Simply move it ahead, astern, port, starboard or any points in between, and the yacht will move in that direction.

Easy to Operate​

Fast or slow, the speed of the yacht will be precisely proportional to the force applied. With the joystick’s ease of use, you will quickly gain confidence when maneuvering, even in the most congested of harbors. You can even rotate the boat on its own axis – it’s that precise.

*The 4JH80 SPP will connect with most bow thruster systems. For optimal performance, we recommend the VETUS extended run bow thruster.


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