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Yamaha + Siren = Connected Boat

Two years after buying Siren Marine, Yamaha introduces a new digital platform for owners to remotely monitor boat systems, create geofences, and get maintenance reminders

Mobile views of the Yamaha Siren Marine digital platform.

The boat monitoring company Siren Marine was launched in 2011 by a boat owner concerned about his pride and joy while he was away. He found a solution with a prototype cellular-based device that would be connected to the boat’s bilge and battery and “text” him if something went wrong. From there, Siren Marine has grown into a major player in the remote boat monitoring arena.

Yamaha bought Siren in 2022 and the resulting symmetry was introduced at the Miami International Boat Show this month with a new Connected Boat Customer Experience platform that integrates with Yamaha’s Command Link Plus protocol, so it tracks items like regular maintenance intervals. On top of that, it can communicate directly with your dealer so they can gain insight from the engine data and set up alerts for when service is due. If you plan on boating beyond cell service range, there’s also an optional SirenSat satellite antenna.

An upgraded Siren 3 Pro user interface for the Siren Connected Boat app, which incorporates both wired and wireless sensors and a “Main Device” (a base-station of sorts) to connect to your boat, and 4G/5G cellular to communicate the data it collects.

Whip out your cellphone or smartwatch, bring up the app, and you can check on the boat’s GPS location, battery charge level, fuel or water levels, and more, with a swipe of the finger. The system can also be set up to send you text message alarms for critical items like high water in the bilge or geofencing alerts. And it can integrate with NMEA2000 and digital switching systems so you can flip a digital switch from the comfort of your home.

Mobile view of the Yamaha Siren Marine digital platform.

Watch display of the Yamaha Siren Marine digital platform.

The Siren 3 Pro is now being offered as standard equipment on select models from Grady-White, Regulator, Suncatcher, and Skeeter, with more manufacturers to be announced soon, and the new app will be available starting February 15, 2024. Basic service is free, and premium tier requires installation and activation of a Siren 3 Pro. $797 plus $18.75 per month cellular plan |

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