Marine Autopilots

Autopilots

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  • Raymarine® - 12V Electromechanical Linear Drive
    Raymarine®12V Electromechanical Linear Drive
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    # 4699248063
    12V Electromechanical Linear Drive by Raymarine®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Raymarine® will...
    Low backdrive force, to minimize the drives effect on the boats steering when the autopilot is in standbyA powerful electric motor controlled by an electromagnetic fail-safe clutch
    $1,997.74 - $2,653.20
  • Raymarine® - 12V Hydraulic Pump
    Raymarine®12V Hydraulic Pump
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    # 4133982001
    12V Hydraulic Pump by Raymarine®. Raymarine Evolution pilots connect to hydraulic steering systems using a rugged hydraulic pump matched to the capacity of the hydraulic steering system. If your system is hydraulic. You'll need to find...
    Engineered to high standardsHigh-grade design delivers extended lifespan
    $831.86 - $1,621.61
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4699250096
    Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Compass, Control Unit, Type 0.5 Pump. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D,...
    A complete autopilot-in-a-boxType 0.5 Hydraulic Pump included
    $1,704.56
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133976070
    Evolution EV-100 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Compass, Control Unit. The EV-100 Power autopilot system consists of the revolutionary EV-sensor core, the fully-sealed and compact ACU-100, and Raymarine’s...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $1,152.28
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-100 Wheel Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-100 Wheel Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133982589
    Evolution EV-100 Wheel Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit, Wheel Drive. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced...
    A complete autopilot-in-a-boxEvolution Ai for superior performance
    $1,804.83
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133980989
    Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Compass, Control Unit, Type 1 Pump. The Evolution ACU150 Hydraulic Autopilot System Pack is a complete autopilot-in-a-box kit that is ready to install on many...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $2,407.49
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133972999
    Evolution EV-150 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Compass, Control Unit. The Evolution ACU150 Hydraulic Autopilot System Pack is a complete autopilot-in-a-box kit that is ready to install on many popular fishing...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $1,658.49
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-200 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-200 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133977002
    Evolution EV-200 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced...
    Evolution Ai for superior performanceNo calibration required
    $2,353.99
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133981998
    Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced aerospace...
    Evolution Ai for superior performanceNo calibration required
    $2,353.99
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133978026
    Evolution EV-200 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit, Type 1 Pump. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and...
    Includes p70R Autopilot ControllerFast and reliable heading data for MARPA, radar overlay, and heading modes on Raymarine multifunction displays
    $3,477.49
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-400 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-400 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133974991
    Evolution EV-400 Electromechanical Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced...
    Heavy-duty, 30 Amp output for Type 3 Drives or ZF Sail Pod Drive SystemsEvolution Ai for superior performance
    $3,744.99
  • Raymarine® - Evolution EV-400 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
    Raymarine®Evolution EV-400 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit
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    # 4133979024
    Evolution EV-400 Hydraulic Autopilot Kit by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced aerospace...
    Heavy-duty, 30 Amp output for Type 3 Drives or Constant Running PumpsEvolution Ai for superior performance
    $3,744.99
  • Raymarine® - ST1000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 6600 lbs Displacement Vessels
    Raymarine®ST1000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 6600 lbs Displacement Vessels
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    # 4133981985
    ST1000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 6600 lbs Displacement Vessels by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. The ST1000 Plus from Raymarine is a tiller autopilot for tiller steered sailing vessels up to 6,600 lbs (3,000 kg)....
    Engineered to high standardsHigh-grade design delivers extended lifespan
    $529.01
  • Raymarine® - ST2000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 10000 lbs Displacement Vessels
    Raymarine®ST2000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 10000 lbs Displacement Vessels
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    # 4133973041
    ST2000+ Tiller Autopilot Kit for up to 10000 lbs Displacement Vessels by Raymarine®. Includes Computer, Control Unit. ST2000 Plus tiller autopilot for tiller steered sailing vessels to 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg). This product is made of...
    Engineered to high standardsHigh-grade design delivers extended lifespan
    $635.52
  • Raymarine® - ST4000 MK2 12V Electromechanical Wheel Drive
    Raymarine®ST4000 MK2 12V Electromechanical Wheel Drive
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    # 4133977045
    ST4000 MK2 12V Electromechanical Wheel Drive by Raymarine®. Max Boat Displacement: 18700 lb. The Raymarine ST4000MK2 Wheel Drive is a SeaTalk compatible autopilot that will steer your boat to a heading automatically, accurately, and...
    Engineered to high standardsHigh-grade design delivers extended lifespan
    $815.68
  • Ritchie® - Explorer™ Binnacle/Surface Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Explorer™ Binnacle/Surface Mount Compass
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    # 4133981993
    Explorer™ Binnacle/Surface Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product...
    2-3/4" Easy to Read Direct Reading DialCompact Low-Profile Design
    $92.89
  • Ritchie® - Explorer™ Bracket Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Explorer™ Bracket Mount Compass
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    # 4133980053
    Explorer™ Bracket Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is...
    2-3/4" Easy to Read Direct Reading DialAdjustable and Removable with Bracket and Thumbscrews
    $92.89 - $117.89
  • Ritchie® - Explorer™ Bulkhead Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Explorer™ Bulkhead Mount Compass
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    # 4133976036
    Explorer™ Bulkhead Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is...
    2-3/4" Easy to Read Direct Reading DialViewing is adjustable to 30 Degrees
    $80.49 - $92.28
  • Ritchie® - Explorer™ Flush Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Explorer™ Flush Mount Compass
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    # 4699250105
    Explorer™ Flush Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is designed...
    2-3/4" Easy to Read Direct Reading DialEasily Installed, Fits 3.75" (9.53 cm) Mounting Hole
    $94.46
  • Ritchie® - Helmsman™ Black Bracket Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Helmsman™ Black Bracket Mount Compass
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    # 4133975983
    Helmsman™ Black Bracket Mount Compass by Ritchie®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Ritchie® will...
    Movable Sun Shield45 Degree Lubber lines
    $306.15 - $582.33
  • Ritchie® - Helmsman™ Black Flush Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Helmsman™ Black Flush Mount Compass
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    # 4133982013
    Helmsman™ Black Flush Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is...
    3-3/4" PowerDamp Flat DialEasily Installed, Fits 4" (10.16cm) Mounting Hole. (Be sure you print the template Actual size)
    $281.49
  • Ritchie® - Helmsman™ Flush Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Helmsman™ Flush Mount Compass
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    # 4133974040
    Helmsman™ Flush Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is designed...
    3-3/4" CombiDamp DialExclusive Built-in Green NiteVu Night Illumination
    $252.52 - $271.37
  • Ritchie® - Kayaker™ Kayak Compass
    Ritchie®Kayaker™ Kayak Compass
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    # 4133978001
    Kayaker™ Kayak Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is designed to...
    CourseMinder Movable Bezel with Heading Memory Indicator Remembers the Way. So you don't have to!2-3/4" Direct-Reading Dial
    $83.25 - $94.54
  • Ritchie® - Mounting Adapter for Helmsman™/SuperSport™ Compasses
    Ritchie®Mounting Adapter for Helmsman™/SuperSport™ Compasses
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    # 4133978032
    Mounting Adapter for Helmsman™/SuperSport™ Compasses by Ritchie®. Used to retrofit existing mounting hole sizes 4-1/4 to 5 inches in diameter. For use with: HF-742, HF-743 or SS-1002 Compasses. This product is made of high-quality...
    Engineered to high standardsHigh-grade design delivers extended lifespan
    $18.91
  • Ritchie® - Navigator™ Binnacle Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Navigator™ Binnacle Mount Compass
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    # 4133975030
    Navigator™ Binnacle Mount Compass by Ritchie®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Ritchie® will last a...
    Exclusive Built-in Green NiteVu Night IlluminationBuilt-in Compensators to Easily Adjust for Deviation
    $603.04 - $983.36
  • Ritchie® - Navigator™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Navigator™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass
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    # 4133976008
    Navigator™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product...
    4-1/2" Ritchie CombiDial and Built-in ClinometerEasily Installed, Fits 5.75" (14.61cm) Mounting Hole
    $526.17
  • Ritchie® - Navigator™ Flush Mount Compass
    Ritchie®Navigator™ Flush Mount Compass
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    # 4133976991
    Navigator™ Flush Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is...
    4-1/2" PowerDamp Flat Card Dial with Large NumeralsExclusive Built-in Green NiteVu Night Illumination
    $416.20 - $466.71
  • Ritchie® - RitchieSport™ Bracket Mount Compass
    Ritchie®RitchieSport™ Bracket Mount Compass
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    # 4699249120
    RitchieSport™ Bracket Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Whether you're a pro or boating for pleasure, make the most out of your boat and time on the water! Built with the highest quality standards and reliability in mind, every product is...
    2" Direct-Reading, High Visibility DialsReversible Bracket allows a mounting range of over 300 degrees from overhead, through angled and vertical mounts to horizontal surfaces
    $47.59 - $57.54
  • Ritchie® - SportAbout™ Yellow Kayak Compass
    Ritchie®SportAbout™ Yellow Kayak Compass
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    # 4699256189
    SportAbout™ Yellow Kayak Compass by Ritchie®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Ritchie® will last a...
    Easy to Read 2" Direct-Reading DialHardened Steel Pivot and Sapphire Jewel Movement
    $71.42 - $81.60
  • Ritchie® - SuperSport™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass
    Ritchie®SuperSport™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass
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    # 5157925543
    SuperSport™ Black Bulkhead Mount Compass by Ritchie®. Developed for and tested on offshore race boats, the SuperSport Series compasses feature the PowerDamp® Plus dial. This dial technology features the PowerDamp® dial skirt to...
    3-3/4" (9.35cm) CombiDial12V blue LED Night Lighting
    $293.94




If you still have not equipped your boat with an autopilot and ask yourself a question if you should do it, the answer is Yes! Like no other navigation device, a properly chosen autopilot can keep your boat on a steady course, giving you a chance to do other important tasks, as well as decrease fuel consumption and minimize helm movements. As a result, you can enjoy a relaxed time afloat without affecting the steering precision.

Though there is a range of different autopilot systems created for various types of boats and featuring a number of basic and more advanced functions, the operation principle remains unchanged. An autopilot is a self-steering device that allows the vessel to hold a steady pre-set course. To cope with the task, the autopilot combines the work of three components: a heading sensor, also referred to as the fluxgate compass, a course computer, and a drive unit. The drive unit can be hydraulically or electrically powered and applies force to the rudder to adjust and maintain the course accurately.

Picking the right autopilot compatible with your boat’s specific parameters requires careful consideration. While boat design, its size and displacement are among the vitally important parameters that should be taken into account when choosing an autopilot system, special attention should always be given to the selection of a drive unit (steering ram). As the drive unit usually takes much space, it should be compatible with the size of your vessel and the type of steering system your boat uses. There are linear (for mechanically-steered boats), rotary (for cable and chain steering systems) and hydraulic (hydraulic steering systems) ram drives.

Another crucial factor is the speed of the autopilot determined by measuring the number of degrees per second of helm correction. The average autopilot speed ranges between 8° and 15° per second. You can also choose between the above-deck and below-deck units, perfectly suited for up to 40‘ sailboats and over 38‘ sailboats and powerboats respectively. However, irrespective of the type of autopilot system, additional consideration may be needed when positioning your control unit, which should preferably be located in a relatively dry place. Controllers may be basic or more sophisticated featuring GPS, sonar, available with a touch-screen display, etc.

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