On your yacht power is nothing without XENTA! The latest hi-tech releases in terms of guidance systems for yachts and superyachts, at the XENTA stand at the Genoa Boat Show.
XENTA, a company that produces the most advanced steering systems for yacht and superyacht, of every shape and type, sailing or motor, but above all equipped with any propulsion system, will exhibit for the first time this year at the Genoa Boat Show – stand no. PW20 c/o Power Village section – all its technology. Strong of more than 4. 000 installations realized on hulls of all the main premium brands of the international nautical market – Ferretti, Azimut, Riva, Monte Carlo Yachts, Pershing, Tecnomar for Lamborghini, Princess, Sunseeker, CCN, Viking, Hatteras, Columbus… – XENTA has chosen the showcase of the most important Italian boat show – from 1st to 6th October 2020, stand PW20 – to present the latest news of its production, the most updated versions of a technology that is driving the nautical world towards the 4.0 boat.
The Drive by Wire technology, at the base of XENTA systems, exploits electronics and mechatronics to make by wire any connection system between the dashboard and the organs responsible for the motion (motors, inverters and propellers) and steering (rudders) of the boat, replacing any mechanical connection with electrical signals. All this creates a network able to convey the information inside the XENTA electronic control system. The digital information exchanged between the rudder wheel located on both steering positions (internal and external) of the XENTA control system with the Main Control Unit, allows a dedicated software to control the rudders of the yacht with micrometric precision. The rudders, moved by electro-hydraulic actuators, no longer work only with coupling bar, but independently from each other, moving independently and able to rotate on their vertical axis with different incidences depending on the driving conditions. The result is perfect trim and turns, at all vessel speeds and with all loads, with the minimum loss of speed and the smallest turning radius.
The system also has a Tactile version able to offer the driver unique sensations, a real automotive style driving feeling. The wheel is Self-Centering, that is able to return to a central position autonomously, thus optimizing the end of the turn. Another strong point of the XENTA Helm by Wire system is the Autocourse* function that allows the captain to maintain the chosen heading direction without the need for continuous corrections. The system is able to learn the movements imprinted on the rudder wheel and then progressively replace the captain in a completely natural way.
The electro-hydraulic steering system can be completed with a XENTA Joystick package, coupled with maneuvering propellers, which includes Docking and Tiller/Cruise features, for a dynamic and fun navigation experience. The Cruise function allows you to increase the constant speed or decelerate, the Tiller allows you to correct the course as if you were acting on the rudder.
Additional functionality, which can be requested with the XENTA Joystick, is the innovative DPS (Dynamic Positioning System), a virtual anchor that independently steers the boat keeping it in a static position at the desired point.
*Available only for some motoryachts.