Furuno Autopilots | NAVPILOT 711C/OB
Kick back, relax and let NavPilot steer you to your destination!
FURUNO’s NavPilot is a revolutionary autopilot with a sunlight viewable display designed for a variety of vessels. It utilizes a self-learning and adaptive software algorithm, and plays the ultimate role in course-keeping capability. NavPilot dynamically adjusts essential parameters during navigation, such as vessel speed, trim, draught, tide and wind effects, dead band, weather and more. These parameters are stored in system memory and continuously optimized to make the NavPilot more versatile.
The new NavPilot 711C features a color day/night graphic display, offering much better sunlight viewability during the day while not affecting your night vision when the sun goes down.
Self-learning and adaptive software
From the first dock-side setup through the last voyage you made, NavPilot continues to learn your vessel’s steering characteristics, allowing for real-time, dynamic adjustments to make the boat’s steering more accurate.
Furuno Fantum Feedback
FURUNO with Fantum Feedback, NAVpilopt outboard/sterndrive installations no longer require use of a physical rudder feedback unit. Fantum Feedback NAVpilot software clears the path to a simplied installation, while also delivering enhanced steering control.
This streamlined installation, combined with FURUNO’ s unique adaptive learning Autopilot technology, provides unmatched outboard outboard/sterndrive Autopilot performance. Fantum Feedback is a menu-selectable feature available in the latest NAVpilot-700 series software. This new software was developed and extensively tested on a wide variety of outboard/sterndrive 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, time-based rudder gain process, rather than traditional rudder angle based control. FURUNO with Fantum Feedback NAVpilopt outboard/sterndrive
Sabiki Mode for NavPilot 711C
With the brand new SABIKI mode your NAVpilot-711C has just become even more capable than before. And the best thing, there is no need to install additional hardware or sensors. Just perform the automated software upgrade and the SABIKI mode will be added to your NAVpilot-711C. SABIKI mode is only available on vessels with outboard engines.
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 trailored for sabiki shing, jigging and bottom shing. Sabiki shing requires a bit of technique and no matter if you just started or have considerable experience, the SABIKI mode will help you catch the bait sh needed for the big catch.
SAFE HELM and POWER ASSIST features provide Efficient and Effective Helm Steering Control
The optional SAFE HELM and POWER ASSIST features provide a unique interface to the vessel’s hydraulic hand steering system, providing unrivaled comfort and control of steering directly from any manual helm on the vessel. These two modes greatly reduce steering effort and enhance the safety of your autopilot.
The POWER ASSIST mode incorporates the SAFE HELM concept and provides speed-based, power assisted steering, which greatly reduces manual helm effort in maneuvering situations. POWER ASSIST is a unique helm-activated assisted steering feature that can augment or replace separate electric and power-robbing, engine-driven power steering systems on many vessels. POWER ASSIST reduces steering system complexity and costs while increasing economy.
SAFE HELM and POWER ASSIST modes will require the optional FPS8 Power Steering Module and an appropriate HRP Pumpset.
If you are interested in utilizing the “SAFE HELM” and “POWER ASSIST” features, it is highly recommend that, when installing the NavPilot 700 Series Autopilot, the optional FPS8 Power Steering Module is purchased and installed at the same time. This will eliminate the need to re-plumb the hydraulic system and run additional connection cables in the future.
FishHunter mode is a unique feature of FURUNO’s NavPilot series. Find a fish target with your FURUNO sonar/sounder or bird target with your FURUNO radar and feed it to the NavPilot The NavPilot will activate the FishHunter mode to perform square, zigzag, circle, orbit, spiral or figure-eight maneuvers around the specified target at a user selected distance. This feature can also be used for Man Overboard (MOB).
Furuno’s new NavPilot series is designed to match the NavNet 3D, FI-50 Instrument series and other navigation equipment. The “Plug and Play” CAN bus interface allows for easy installation and exceptional interface ability.
- Color day/night graphic display offers improved sunlight viewability during the day while not affecting vision when the sun goes down
- Revolutionary SAFE HELM and POWER ASSIST option brings unrivaled steering comfort and control at the helm (This feature will be available in an upcoming software update)
- Selectable «Economy» and «Precision» Navigation Modes combine adaptive technology providing fuel and power savings of up to 2.5% or more.
- «Precision» XTE accuracy: within 18 ft.
- Dual NMEA2000 network interface and Furuno CAN bus interface provides isolation and redundancy for safety
- Simplified activation set-up by on-screen wizard
- Perfect for inboard or outboard power boats and sail boats
- Simple one-touch mode selection enables flexible steering and course control
- Perfect cosmetic match with NavNet TZtouch
- Mix and match up to 6 displays in a single network