Marine Autopilots

Marine autopilot solutions

Proven technology to suit your needs

Like a trusted extra crewmember always ready to take the helm, Simrad marine autopilot solutions free your hands from the wheel so you can relax and easily operate other instruments while underway.

With our modular components, you can build an autopilot system in just a few steps:

  • Select a drive unit compatible with your boat’s steering system.
  • Choose a rudder feedback unit, or Simrad Virtual Rudder Feedback.
  • Select the autopilot computer that matches your drive unit.
  • Choose how you want to control your autopilot system – from dedicated controllers to Simrad multifunction display integration.

 

We make it easy with a range of complete, full-featured AP44 system kits, and core-component packs (just choose a drive unit and controller). Offering great value for smaller powerboats, Simrad Outboard Pilot and DrivePilot™ packs include complete autopilot systems designed exclusively for on-screen control from your existing Simrad multifunction display.

Download our Autopilot Buyers Guide

 

Drive unit for marine autopilots

Drive Units

A drive unit moves the rudder or outboard. A rudder feedback measures the position of the rudder. Both work with an autopilot computer to control a vessel's steering. The units you need depend on the size of your boat and the sort of steering system it has.

  Marine autopilot computers

Autopilot Computer

The autopilot computer sits below deck and is the core part of an auto steering system. It takes your current heading and rudder position, works out how to move the rudder or outboard, and relays steering information to controllers and displays.

  Controller for marine autopilots

Autopilot Controller

Choose a dedicated Autopilot Controller and display, integrate with multifunction displays, and add wired or remote controllers for maximum ease of use and convenience.

 

 

 

Marine Autopilot Kits

Outboard Pilot Hydraulic-Steer Pack

Autopilot pack with Point-1AP Compass + GPS sensor for Simrad GO XSE, NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 displays, providing affordable automatic steering...

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DrivePilot™ Hydraulic-Steer Pack

Autopilot pack with RC42 heading sensor for NSS and NSO evo2 displays, providing affordable, robust automatic steering for hydraulic-steer steer...

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AP44 VRF Pack Medium Capacity

Complete autopilot system pack for boats up to 10 metres/35 feet, including dedicated AP44 Autopilot Controller.

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AP44 VRF Pack High Capacity

Complete autopilot system pack for boats up to 15 metres/50 feet, including dedicated AP44 Autopilot Controller.

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NAC-2 Core Pack

Autopilot core components for rudder-steered boats up to 10 metres/35 feet – just add drive & controller.

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NAC-3 Autopilot Computer

Autopilot computer for high-current drive units, suitable for vessels above 10 metres/35 feet in length.

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NAC-2 VRF Core Pack

Autopilot core components for outboard and I/O boats up to 10 metres/35 feet – just add drive & controller.

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NAC-3 VRF Core Pack

Autopilot core components for outboard and I/O boats above 10 metres/35 feet – just add drive & controller.

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AP2403 VRF Autopilot Package

The AP2403 VRF Autopilot Package is a complete auto-steering solution, designed for boats with outboard engines up to 45ft in length.

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