Some product presented on the recent METS Dame Award in Amsterdam
did not get a reward but have left a strong impression on the jury, winning the so called special mention
One of such product is Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
. This device was given a "special mention" for its innovation, ingenuity and functionality
. It is one of four nominated products by Raymarine Company
which continues its blistering pace of presenting excellent yachting gear devices
. Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
is equipped with mighty aircraft technology with the intelligent EV sensor core
which allows the autopilot to automatically evolve and adapt
to the steering characteristics of a specific vessel without any user adjustments
. There is no need for complicated set up and calibration because once the Evolution
is installed, getting started is as easy as switching on the device.
The intelligent Evolution autopilot system
continuously perceives the environment instantly processing the data
and developing steering commands
in order to improve the performances. The results are improved precision and confidence of course keeping
regardless of the vessel’s speed and sea conditions. The above mentioned intelligent EV sensor core
is the 9-axis sensor
that monitors vessel motion in all three dimensions, used in aircraft navigation technology as well.
Raymarine autopilot combines the solid-state sensors
with Evolution autopilot processor
into a single easy-to-install housing, sealed and built to meet the IPX6 and IPX7
waterproofing and submersion standards. The innovative EV sensor core
improves the precision monitoring of heading, pitch, roll and yaw allowing the autopilot to evolve instantly according to the changes of sailing conditions.
can be mounted above or below the deck
while the device uses auto compensation
for on board magnetic fields and keeps reliable heading accuracy
even in northern or southern extremes. It also provides reliable heading data for MARPA
, radar overlay and heading modes on Raymarine multifunction displays.
The entire system consists, a part of the EV sensor core
, of Autopilot Control Unit (ACU)
; and Autopilot Control Head (ACH)
delivers reliable autopilot drive and comes in several versions
compatible to different steering types. ACH
comes in two versions, the p70 and p70R
, both featuring vibrant color displays and powered by Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!