The AP70 is our flagship Pilot controller, embedded with the most comprehensive technology from over 60 years of experience. This state-of-the-art, commercial grade autopilot combines an unrivalled adaptive auto-steering system with a bright and clear, colour display and a user interface designed by captains for captains.

Key Features

  • Large Colour Display
  • Smooth Rotary Controller
  • Easy To Use Interface
  • Rudder Interface Options
  • Thruster Integration
  • CAN Bus & NMEA0183®
  • Optional Remote Joystick
  • Simrad Yachting Build
  • Fully Waterproof

Large Colour Display
The 5-inch screen is highly visible and easy to read due the vivid colour palette.
Smooth Rotary Controller
Adjust your course with ease using the rotary controller, with push to enter functionality.
Easy To Use Interface
An intuitive user interface, designed by captains, with simple menus and dedicated keys ensures that you can alter course and find the information you need quickly and easily.
Rudder Interface Options
Comprehensive range of rudder support options, including dual rudder.
Thruster Integration
Interfaces with jets and thrusters.
CAN Bus & NMEA0183®
Network the AP70 via industry standard connectors for ease and simplicity.
Optional Remote Joystick
Choose from a range of optional joysticks and remote levers to enhance your steering experience.
Simrad Yachting Build
Made from ruggedized aluminium, the AP70 is not only feature packed, but also highly durable.
Fully Waterproof
Certified to IPX4

Technical Specification
Display: Backlighting CCFL
Display Type 16-bit color bonded TFT
Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 480 x 480
Multi-language Display True
Display Size [mm] 127

Construction Epoxy coated seawater-resistant aluminium
Operating Temperature 0 – +55°C
Operating Temperature Stored -32 – +70°C
Water Resistance IPx4
Product Height [mm] 144
Product Depth [mm] 230
Weight [kg] 1
Product Width 144 mm / 5.67 in
Product Depth 32 mm / 1.26 in
Product Height 230 mm / 9.06 in
Product Weight 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs

Networking Connectors
Connectors Can Bus. Ethernet (for software update)

Power Consumption 0.7/0.4A at 12V DC 0.4/0.3A at 24 V DC backlight full/off
Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12/24 V DC +10% -30%
NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number 1
Rudder Angle Bar Graph True
Automatic Tuning True
Course Change Rotary Knob True
Heading Capture In Turns True
Multiple Compass Input True
Multiple Stations True
NFU Power Steering True
Off Course Alarm True
Remote Station Lock True
Rudder Angle Calibration True

Annual maintenance True
Dynamic error (x secant latitude) A/M
Follow Up Rate A/M
Picth/Roll Angle True
Setting Time True
Settle point error (x secant latitude) True
System Selector Interface (Manual/Auto steering) D
Turn Patterns True
U-Turn True
Warranty period True
Work Mode True
Zoom Mode True
Zoom Range True
System Monitoring Alarms True

Dedicated Mode Keys True

Analogue Presentation True

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