Simrad AP48 Autopilot Controller
Simrad takes control for its Continuum autopilots to the next level with the AP48. This standalone unit features a full-color 4.1-inch display, oversize knob, and dedicated dodge and standby keys, all of which are easy to use with wet hands or while wearing gloves, in conjunction with the display’s 170-degree viewing angle. Simrad says the controls offer sprecision when setting and adjusting course, and also offer a selection of programmed turn patterns to assist with fishing or diving. When linked to a compatible depthsounder, the AP48 can steer a depth contour line, a boon to both cruisers and anglers. According to Simrad, the AP48 has a simple on-screen commissioning process and also calibrates the Simrad Precision-9 solid-state compass. While integration and clean design have been a growing trend in helm layouts for quite some time, a standalone autopilot control is without question a wise addition to anyone’s helm.