Simrad AP50 Autopilot

This product is discontinued.

The steering algorithms in the AP50 are the result of over 60 years of steering experience.

  • Excellent steering performance
  • Simple operation with dedicated push buttons and the innovative QS50 Quickstick operation
  • Two complete sets of preprogrammable steering parameters
  • Multiple combination of dual compass
  • Thruster control for improved low speed manoeuvring
  • Wheelmark approved including HSC, US coastguard approved

    The Simrad AP50 Marine Autopilot offers the ultimate in autopilot performance for vessels over 50 feet. More than 60 years of experience and development is embedded in the most comprehensive of all pilot systempackages. It offers a wide range of controls, displays and interfaces to build up a complete bridge steering system suitable for commercial craft, super and mega yachts, power and sailboats.

    You will find all the features you would expect from a true commercial pedigree. The steering algorithms in the Simrad AP50 Marine Autopilot is the result of over 60 years of steering experience. The special Auto Heading Capture is based on experience with the offshore market. The Simrad AP50 Marine Autopilot will provide precise steering, using the least amount of rudder movements necessary. Save fuel and wear on the steering-gear with the Adaptive Sea state Filter, Automatic rudder offset, Adaptive rudder deadband, Adaptive speed response, Second compass for course monitoring and Adaptive pump speed.

    Work modes

    Simrad’s WORK mode has been taken to an even higher level in the Simrad AP50 marine autopilot. The Auto Work mode is an automatic steering mode to be used under operational conditions, different from those normally found when a vessel is in normal transit on a pre-set course. Examples are trawling, towing, being towed, trolling on one engine, slow speed etc. As GPS Chartplotters and Electronic Charting Systems (ECS) has become standard equipment on most vessels today, this Work feature has now been implemented in the Simrad AP50 navigation mode resulting in a Nav Work mode. Combined with a bow-thruster, navigational steering is now possible at low speeds previously considered unsuitable for autopilot use.


    Display Type Backlit LCD matrix display
    Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 160 x 128


    Languages English, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, German.
    Cable Robnet cable 15 m (49 ft) with one male connector
    Environmental Rating IP56


    Mounting [S,F,B] Panel mount or bracket mount (optional)
    Operating Temperature 0°C to +55°C (+32°F to +130°F)
    Operating Temperature Stored -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
    Product Weight 0.9 kg / 2.0 lbs


    Power Consumption 3W
    Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12-32V DC -10%/+30%


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