Marine autopilots operate like cruise control on a vehicle, except manual control is not required. They generally include a course computer with a compass, a drive unit to move a rudder, and a control unit. The computer remembers the direction of the selected course of the vessel and controls the helm position to get to the destination, even in high winds, strong currents, or over/under steering situations.

An autopilot has many pros, it: 

  • saves fuel due to reducing cruising time, particularly on vessels with a GPS interface.
  • remembers the helm’s position to hold a direction and prevent over/under steering.
  • has the ability to hold a steady course without a sailor.

Properly installed autopilots of any size and type can provide efficiency and safety during the voyage. Choose from best-in-class Marine Autopilots on Prime Buy!