Transmissions and Control Systems for Pleasure Boats


Transmission ZF 360

The ZF Marine product range for pleasure craft applications includes a wide variety of transmissions for engine outputs of up to 1,400 hp, for all installation configurations – vertical offset, down-angle, coaxial and vee-drive.

While the mechanically operated “M”-series transmissions are typically installed in sailboats and river craft, the larger transmissions are primarily employed in various types of pleasure craft including ski-boats, sportfishing boats, cruisers and luxury motor yachts. A comprehensive range of 2-speed power-shift transmissions is on hand, when optimum acceleration, safety and maneuvrability are determining factors.

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ZF Products for Marine Population Systems ZF Transmissions and Control Systems for a wide range of pleasure craft applications.

Propulsion Control Systems

ZF Marine’s propulsion control systems represent state-of-the-art in electronics technology. The products incorporate well-proven hardware and software to ensure reliability, easy operation, and maintenance. From a comprehensive line of systems the optimum equipment can be chosen to specifically suit the type of vessel or application – single engine, multi-engine or multi-station.

Control System CuiseCommand

CruiseCommand control systems utilize the latest technology in system communications. Additionally, one circuit board contains all product features, eliminating the need for any auxiliary circuit boards. Units are preprogrammed at the factory, or they can be customized for specific features.

Joystick Maneuvering System (JMS)

The new Joystick Maneuvering System (JMS) developed by ZF Marine is a control system providing the helmsman with simple and intuitive boat control. Interfaced with ZF Marine’s SmartCommand control systems controlling engines in a twin-engine vessel with a traditional shaft-line system, it provides the same ease of control as expected from azimuth pod drive systems.

Fixed Pitch Propellers

Fixed Pitch Propeller

ZF Marine offers fixed pitch propellers up to 1,5 meters in highest quality for pleasure craft. Each propeller is custom-designed to match the characteristics of the respective vessel and its engines. Various blade section profiles are available for attaining optimum efficiency and performance.


ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Industrial Technology Division
Business Unit Marine and Special Driveline Technology
88038 Friedrichshafen

Phone +49 7541 77-2207
Fax +49 7541 77-4222


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