FURUNO FAP7011C, CONTROL UNIT NAVPILOT
Control Unit, NavPilot 711C.
Kick back, relax and let NavPilot steer
you to your destination!
FURUNO’s NavPilot is a revolutionary
autopilot with a sunlight viewable display 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, draught, 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.
The new NavPilot 711C features a color
day/night graphic display, offering much better sunlight viewability
during the day while not affecting your night vision when the sun
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 features provide
Efficient and Effective Helm Steering Control
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. These two modes greatly
reduce steering effort and enhance the safety of your autopilot.
The POWER ASSIST mode incorporates the
SAFE HELM concept and provides speed-based, power assisted steering,
which greatly reduces manual helm effort in maneuvering situations.
POWER ASSIST 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. POWER ASSIST
reduces steering system complexity and costs while increasing economy.
SAFE HELM and POWER ASSIST modes will
require the optional FPS8 Power Steering Module and an appropriate
If you are interested in utilizing the
“SAFE HELM” and “POWER ASSIST” features, it is highly recommend
that, when installing the NavPilot 700 Series Autopilot, the optional
FPS8 Power Steering Module is purchased and installed at the same
time. This will eliminate the need to re-plumb the hydraulic system
and run additional connection cables in the future.
FishHunter mode is a unique feature of
FURUNO’s NavPilot series. Find a fish target with your FURUNO 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).
Furuno’s new NavPilot series is designed
to match the NavNet 3D, FI-50 Instrument series and other navigation
equipment. The “Plug and Play” CAN bus interface allows for easy
installation and exceptional interface ability.