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Simrad AP70/80 Autopilot

The AP70 and AP80 are cost effective, reliable and user-friendly heading control systems for all vessel types. These include work boats, fishing vessels, patrol vessels, short sea vessels, passenger ferries and super yachts, in both white sea and deep sea applications.

The AP70 and AP80 are the most reliable heading control system on the market today proven by the 1000’s of Simrad Autopilots that are in service today.


The AP70 is a state of the art type approved autopilot*. It can be used as a standalone autopilot control unit, or is perfect as a second station in an AP80 system.

With its completely new and unique colour user interface and intuitive graphics, ability to store up to 3 individual scenario profiles, and self-learning software, this modular system makes installation and operation so easy. You won’t find another pilot on the market that boasts the same performance, durability and versatility without the high cost.

Both the AP70 and AP80 systems are made from ruggedized aluminium, have a 5inch bonded high sunlight viewable screen, and can be panel (flush) or bracket mounted.

Like all our products, Simrad's autopilot systems are backed by a full two-year warranty that is supported by a global service network.


With 6 individual scenario profiles, networking with NMEA2000 cabling, a special work mode, and triple support of independent rudders and multiple thrusters, the Simrad AP80 is a one stop shop for vessels from 20 feet to supertankers.

The AP80 offers one of the smartest autopilot solutions on the market today. It will adapt to your individual load characteristics, and wind and wave conditions, to help lower operating costs and reduce risk. The USB plug in the front makes loading and storing these settings so simple. Like the AP70, the slightly larger AP80 is totally modular in nature, so installation and operation are effortless. Both control units share common autopilot computers and accessories making them the most flexible autopilot systems available.

The ruggedized AP80 is supported by our dedicated service engineers located in over 50 ports worldwide. Captains choose Simrad's AP70 and AP80 because they work hard when you depend on them most.

The products are also HCS, HSC, Track, Wheelmark, US Coastguard, and CCS approved depending on autopilot computer.


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QuoteOur vessel "Kingdom of Fife" is primarily engaged in a wide range of mooring and navigation buoy maintenance tasks. It has used the e-SEA™ system from Woodsons for some time now, and it has transformed our approach to shipboard communications. Benefiting from always on broadband without punitive data charges has allowed easy communications with the vessel and I am pleased to recommend it to others. Quote

Iain Ross
Marine Operations Director of Briggs Marine

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