Furuno's NavPilot control unit with a sunlight-viewable display is designed for a variety of vessels. It utilizes a self-learning and adaptive software algorithm and plays the ultimate role in course-keeping capability. NavPilot dynamically adjusts essential parameters during navigation, such as vessel speed, trim, tide and wind effects, dead band, weather, and more. These parameters are stored in system memory and continuously optimized to make the NavPilot more versatile.
Self-learning and adaptive software
From the first dock-side setup through the last voyage you made, NavPilot continues to learn your vessel's steering characteristics, allowing for real-time, dynamic adjustments to make the boat's steering more accurate.
Safe Helm and Power Assist Modes
The optional Safe Helm and Power Assist features provide a unique interface to the vessel's hydraulic hand-steering system, providing unrivaled comfort and control of steering directly from any manual helm on the vessel. This will greatly reduce steering effort and enhance the safety of your autopilot. Power Assist mode incorporates the Safe Helm concept and provides speed-based, power-assisted steering, which greatly reduces manual helm effort in maneuvering situations. It is a unique helm-activated assisted steering feature that can augment or replace separate electric and power-robbing, engine-driven power steering systems on many vessels. (Optional FPS8 power steering module and appropriate HRP pumpset are required for these modes).
FishHunter mode is a unique feature that lets you find a fish target with your sonar/sounder or bird target with your Furuno radar and feed it to the NavPilot. The NavPilot will activate the FishHunter mode to perform square, zigzag, circle, orbit, spiral, or figure-eight maneuvers around the specified target at a user selected distance. This feature can also be used for Man Overboard (MOB).
- Autopilot designed for a variety of vessels
- Self-learning software optimizes navigation
- Allows real-time, dynamic adjustments in steering
- Easy to see, sunlight-viewable display