Simrad introduces SteadySteer, the extremely smooth rudder

Simrad introduces SteadySteer, the extremely smooth rudder

Simrad, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class maritime navigation, radar, autopilot and communications systems, announces the launch of SteadySteer, a new feature that makes autopilot navigation safer and more convenient . SteadySteer offers simple and intuitive control and allows the user to take immediate manual control of the boat in turns without having to disconnect the autopilot; this is automatically re-entered once the new route is established.

SteadySteer allows users to control the autopilot with the helm. Once rudder movement is detected, SteadySteer temporarily overrides the autopilot while the user manually turns the turn, giving you immediate manual override at any time. No need to press any buttons, no alarms, just turn the wheel.

New technology reduces distractions and allows you to focus only on navigation. There is no need to guess or calculate the number of degrees of heading change, look at the displays or use the buttons, just point the heading towards your destination. With this system, you can rely on the autopilot to keep you heading straight between turns.

Principal functions:

• Softer governance
• Use the rudder to control the autopilot
• Manual steering control with convenient manual function
• Automatic auto-pilot connection on straight sections of a route
• Hassle-free and intuitive boat control •
Smooth autopilot operation for hydraulic steering

SteadySteer is fully compatible with NAC-2, NAC-3 (software version and later), AP 44, IS42 and AP 48 (software version 2.2-57.3.163 or later) and Simrad® MFD (software version 20.2 or later). Requires AP44, IS42 or AP48 to work with some older Simrad® multifunction displays.
This new product is suitable for boats with hydraulic steering; SteadySteer will be available for purchase alongside existing Simrad autopilot systems for a starting price of € 400.00.