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4JH80 SPP - Steerable Propulsion Pod

The YANMAR 4JH80 SPP Steerable Propulsion Pod takes maneuvering under power to the next new level. It unites YANMAR’s advanced 4JH80 marine diesel engine with ZF Marine’s all-new steerable saildrive under full electronic joystick control. This combination makes negotiating busy waterways and docking in tight marinas easier than ever before.
Yanmar SPP Complete Package

Complete Package
The power behind the propulsion package is the 4JH series diesel which, uniquely for such a compact power plant, uses electronically-controlled common-rail direct fuel injection for responsive, super-clean, smooth, and fuel-efficient performance. Propulsion is delivered through the unique 360° rotation of the submerged leg. These combined propulsion and control systems are managed by unique algorithms that also involve operation of the bow thruster*. Meanwhile the skipper always has fine fingertip control of the whole operation via the joystick.

Easy to operate
The joystick is comfortable, easy, and intuitive to use. Simply move the joystick to ahead, astern, port, starboard, or any points in between and your yacht will move in that direction. Quickly or slowly, the speed of your yacht will be precisely proportional to the force you apply. You’ll quickly gain confidence when maneuvering in the most congested of yacht harbors. You could even rotate the boat on its own axis. It’s that easy.

*The 4JH80 SPP will connect with most bow thruster systems, however, we recommend Vetus extended run bow thruster.

SPP Joystick

SPP Maneuvering Diagrams


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SPP Joystick
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SPP Jeanneau 51
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SPP Beneteau Sense 55