NAVpilot-300

FURUNO ITALIA presents the new NAVpilot-300, which completes the autopilot range thanks to its compact size, designed especially for outboard power boats up to 40 feet.

NAVpilot-300 introduces the new Bluetooth GC-001 remote control with the “Gesture Control” function. The Gesture Controller is a revolutionary and unique way to steer your boat remotely. By using Bluetooth signals, it is possible to control the Autopilot from anywhere on the boat within 10 meters. Just push, hold the button, point to the desired heading and release to let the Autopilot redirect the boat and it will immediately follow up with no time delay. This new function was created to fulfill specific anglers’ need of an easier control.

Easy to use, NAVpilot-300 has a color 4,1” LCD display with QVGA (320 x 240) resolution and 700 cd/m2 backlight. Various display modes are available on the NAVpilot-300, allowing you to obtain all the necessary data you need thanks to user-friendly menu and graphics, either digital or analog. The NAVpilot-300 also features day/night graphic display, offering perfect viewability no matter the time.

NAVpilot-300, equipped with Auto Mode and NAV Mode, also offers the SABIKI and FishHunter functions, ideal for sportfishing. The SABIKI mode lets the autopilot control while you are drifting astern, so you can focus on shing instead of steering. Moving astern at a slow pace, the SABIKI mode is uniquely tailored for Sabiki shing, jigging and bottom shing.With the FishHunter function, four specific maneuvers can be used around the specified target at a user selected distance (zigzag, orbit, figure 8 spiral).

 Furuno’s “Fantum Feedback” NAVpilot software clears the path to a simplified installation, while also delivering enhanced steering control. With Fantum Feedback, NAVpilot outboard installations no longer require use of a physical rudder feedback unit. Fantum Feedback is a menu-selectable feature available in the latest NAVpilot-300 and NAVpilot-700 series software. This software was developed and extensively tested on a wide variety of outboard vessels with hydraulic steering and reversing pump control. Fantum Feedback achieves precise course control, from slow trolling speeds to high-speed cruising, utilizing a newly developed gain process, rather than traditional rudder angle based control.

The new NAVpilot-300 is very easy to install through the pigtail cables which provide power supply, NMEA2000 network and pump supply.