The NavPilot 520 is a handheld control unit that allows for full operation of your autopilot from anywhere onboard. Its clear LCD displays various navigation information to assist you in steering your boat.
Steering your boat straight the first time and every time.
Here’s the scenario. You’re setting out for your favorite destination, the sun is shining and the sky is as blue as the sea. This is the perfect time to let the NAVpilot steer you straight to your waypoint and let you enjoy the sun and the scenery. No matter if it is a stormy day or a beautiful day, the NAVpilot series is what you need to help you arrive at your destination safely.
Self-learning and adaptive software.
Here is the key to how FURUNO has revolutionized the autopilot marketplace with the NAVpilot series. From the first dock-side setup through the last voyage you made, the NAVpilot continues to learn your vessel’s steering characteristics. This allows for dynamically adjusting the boat's steering for vessel speed, trim, draft, tide and wind effects, weather, etc. These characteristics are stored in the processor’s memory where they are continuously optimized to make the NAVpilot more versatile.
Perfect for power, sail or work boats.
With a standard set of features unrivaled by any other autopilot on the market, the NAVpilot series is perfect for any vessel from sailboats through powerboats and everything in between. Features include:
- Auto Mode - one press of a button turns the steering over to the NAVpilot to free you to monitor your radar, chart plotter, etc.
- Advanced Auto Mode - utilizing automatic ground tracking control to steer the vessel;
- Nav Mode - track control system referenced on a precision cross track error when integrated with GPS navigator
- Wind Mode - allows you to control your sailboat while compensating for the effects of wind and tide.
Fishing just got easier with the exclusive FishHunter™(For power boat only).
FishHunter 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 orbit, spiral or figure eight maneuvers around the specified target. This feature can also be used for Man Overboard (MOB).