Simrad AP60 Autopilot

Replacing the renowned AP35, the AP60 is a cost effective autopilot system available on the market today, providing commercial vessels with the perfect balance of performance and price.

  • Cost effective advanced autopilot system with thruster interface
  • Compatible with an extensive range of existing Simrad autopilot controllers and accessories
  • 2 user configurable WORK profiles, customise parameters to suit individual vessel needs
  • Designed by the world leaders in autopilot technology
  • Backed by the Simrad Advantage Service program which includes 7 years of worldwide product support
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Simrad AP60 Autopilot Simrad AP60 Autopilot

    The Simrad AP60 is an entry level pilot packed wtih features often reserved for high-end autopilots. It completes wtih Simrad autopilot range, sitting just under the premium AP70 and AP80 systems.

    Based on the proven user interface of the AP70/80 and offering thruster integration, the AP60 is incredibly easy to set up and use. The intuitive menu system and large, high contrast mono screensize with clear digits make reading the display effortless. The heading control includes a rotary course control wheel, as well as dedicated WORK, AUTO and STANDBY  buttons, enabling simple performance selection depending on your task at sea.

    The AP60 includes 2 user configurable WORK modes – these allow the operator to have pre-set modes of operation for the vessel. An operator could have light ship, partially loaded, fully loaded , underway, trawling or manoeuvring options pre-loaded. The AP60 also includes turn patterns such as U-Turns, C-Turns, Dodging and NoDrift steering –features you wouldn’t expect to find in an entry level pilot.

    The Simrad autopilot series prides itself on flexibility and the ability to customise a solution to steer any vessel. The control unit can be used in isolation, as part of a multi-station system, or alongside a wide range of control units. The AP60 is also compatible with the most comprehensive range of Simrad autopilot controllers and accessories such as rudder feedback units, computers and interface boxes, heading sensors etc. This unit stands out amongst the competition for its sheer versatility and the ability to meet the needs of a wide range of both leisure and commercial vessels.

    The latest family of Simrad autopilots is the result of over 60 years of design and production from a company recognised as a leader in auto steering and navigation.


    Backlighting Levels LED (Red or White)
    DisplayModes Day and night mode lighting
    Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 130x104 (H x W)
    Multi-language Display Yes


    External Alarm Yes
    Course Over Ground Yes
    Speed Over Ground Yes


    Operating Temperature -15 to +55°C; 5 to 131°F
    Operating Temperature Stored -30 to +70°C; -22 to 158°F
    Waterproof Standard/rating IPX6 (from front)
    Product Width 172mm; 6.5”
    Product Depth 48mm; 1.6”
    Product Height 14mm; 4.3”
    Product Weight 0.5kg; 1.1 lbs

    Networking Connectors

    CAN bus Micro C


    Power Consumption 1.2 W Max typical
    Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 8-16 V DC (CAN network powered)
    NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number 1


    U-Turn Yes
    Adjustable Backlight Yes


    Course Change Rotary Knob Yes


    When you choose a product from Navico Commercial, you are automatically protected by our service and support program.

    Our Service & Support program aims to provide the best possible experience, even on occasions when support or replacement is required.

    Choosing to have your system installed by a Certified Dealer adds 2 Year Onboard Support and 24 Hour Replacement to your support package. This is available only on systems installed by a Certified Dealer and valued at over US$2500.

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    Navico guarantees its products against defects in materials or workmanship according to the terms and conditions detailed within the Navico Warranty Policy. Customers can obtain warranty support by contacting: