Simrad AP44 Autopilot Controller VRF High Capacity Pack w/ 4.1-inch Display


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This complete autopilot pack includes everything you need to upgrade your boat with a Simrad Continuum autopilot system. Set your heading and access advanced pilot modes with the intuitive AP44 Autopilot Controller, featuring a 4.1-inch full colour display and rotary control dial. Designed for hydraulic-steered outboard and sterndrive vessels up to 15 metres (50 feet) in length, this high capacity pack also includes an RPU-160 hydraulic steering pump, NAC-3 autopilot computer, Precision-9 solid-state compass, plus all necessary NMEA 2000® cables and connectors.


  • Everything you need to build a Simrad autopilot system.
  • Ideal for outboard and I/O boats up to 15 metres (50 feet).
  • Easy setup with automatic tuning and compass calibration.
  • Virtual Rudder Feedback eliminates the need to install a mechanical rudder feedback unit.
  • Includes the AP44 autopilot controller with optically bonded 4.1-inch colour display and intuitive controls.
  • Automated turn patterns for fuel-efficient, hands-free manoeuvres.
  • No Drift steering holds your course against wind and tide (with optional GPS receiver).
  • Depth contour tracking makes it easy to fish ledges and drop-offs (with optional depth transducer).
  • Includes the RPU-160 reversible hydraulic pump (for cylinder displacement of 160-550 cm3)
  • Includes the high-current NAC-3 autopilot computer
  • Includes the Precision-9 solid-state compass for accurate heading data that  ™s automatically fine-tuned as you travel
  • Includes all required NMEA 2000 ® network connectors and cables
  • Complete High-Capacity System Pack

    This complete pack includes everything you need to build a Simrad autopilot system for hydraulic-steered outboard and sterndrive (I/O) boats up to 15 metres (50 feet). The RPU-160 reversible hydraulic pump handles cylinder displacement of 160-550 cm3, and is driven by the high-current NAC-3 autopilot computer. This pack also includes the Simrad Precision-9 solid-state compass, plus all cabling and connectors required to build an NMEA 2000 ® network backbone or connect your autopilot system to an existing NMEA 2000 ® network.

    Easy Installation and Setup

    Autopilot installation and commissioning doesn  ™t have to be difficult or time consuming. The AP44 offers automatic tuning to ensure optimal auto-steering performance, with a simple on-screen commissioning process including dockside configuration and sea trial. Automatic compass calibration improves heading accuracy as you travel, using data gathered by the Simrad Precision-9  ™s internal array of solid-state sensors.

    Virtual Rudder Feedback

    Simrad Virtual Rudder Feedback (VRF) technology eliminates the need to install a mechanical rudder feedback unit aboard outboard and sterndrive (inboard/outboard) boats. VRF technology greatly simplifies autopilot installation while delivering uncompromising Simrad Continuum steering performance.

    AP44 Autopilot Controller

    The AP44 Autopilot Controller features a full colour display, intuitive rotary dial and button controls, and modern glass helm styling. Free your hands from the wheel, cruise in comfort, and discover new ways to search for fish; this dedicated controller offers easy access to automated turn patterns, No Drift steering, depth contour tracking, and other advanced pilot features. Connect your chartplotter to add waypoint and route navigation, and enjoy full autopilot control from compatible Simrad displays.

    Automated Turn Patterns

    Your Simrad autopilot can do much more than keep you on course. The AP44 gives you easy access to a range of built-in turn patterns designed to assist with fishing, diving, or just making a quick and efficient U-turn. Choose a turn, select port or starboard, and you  ™re away. For more control, customise your turn pattern to execute complex spirals, zigzags, and other useful manoeuvres.

    No Drift Steering

    No Drift mode integrates GPS navigation with auto-steering, using your position to counteract the effects of wind and tide. This lets you maintain a straight track over ground on your current heading, without having to manually

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    Weight6.4 kg


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