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Simrad AP28 Autopilot System Control Unit
SKU: 1497N

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Simrad AP28 Autopilot System Control Unit

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Key Benefits & Features:

Powerful, fully featured, state of the art display, control functions and advanced SimNet networking, makes the Simrad AP28 Autopilot the perfect autopilot for larger power and sail boats.

Simrad AP28 Autopilot control unit features a large LCD display and operation via the improved interface is intuitive to say the least. This simple display and control setup gives you access to a raft of features and performance options.

Installation & Integration
Two updated autopilot computers provide substantially more drive current than previous generations and incorporates the SimNet plug and play sensor technology.

SimNet compass and rudder sensor, are easier than ever to install; because you no longer have to run dedicated cables back to the autopilot computer. Instead the SimNet sensors conveniently connect via the SimNet backbone.

The advanced nature of the SimNet network insures the compass and rudder data is automatically routed back to the Simrad AP28 autopilot, plus any other SimNet compatible instruments, such as Simrad IS20 Instruments Compass and Rudder displays.

SimNet also features Slim Line connectors for easy cable routing, so you'll be up and running in very little time.

Virtual Rudder Feedback
This unique features, introduced to Simrad autopilots means that no rudder feedback unit is needed for outboards and stern drive boats. In terms of installation, you will save a huge amount of time and aggravation thanks to this sophisticated feature.

Automatic Tuning
Simrad AP28 Autopilot includes a number of self calibrating features that automatically compensate for the unique handling characteristics of your boat and sea conditions, insuring optimum performance without the need for expert manual calibration.

Simrad engineering ensures that you can always go to sea in the confidence that your Autopilot is pin-point accurate and highly reliable. The AP28 boasts state of the art technology so you know you'll be safe, you know you'll hit your way points and you know that you'll arrive on time. But what about en-route? What can the Simrad AP28 Autopilot do for you?

Contour Steering
This unique Simrad feature utilises data from your fishfinder or depth instrument to maintain a set water depth, just as if you were manually steering your boat along depth contours on a paper chart. This leaves you free to concentrate on the big catch, enjoy the shoreline view or trim your sail.

Integrated Turn Patterns
When fishing or looking for a wreck, you might choose from a variety of automatic steering patterns that can help you in your search.

Advanced Wind Steering
The AWS feature provides unbeatable autopilot performance for any sailing vessel. AWS is ideal for single-handed sailing or racing. Utilising wind and GPS data simultaneously, it is possible to hit long distance waypoints dead-on, without deviating from the original course line or build-up of significant cross track error.

Rate Of Turn Control
Simrad AP28 Autopilot is equipped with advanced control algorithms that enable smooth and precise turns regardless of sea conditions. This feature also improves tack and gybe performance on sailboats.

Data Pages
Simrad AP28 Autopilot include a number of data pages where you can view autopilot parameters such as compass heading, set course, rudder position, as well as information received from other SimNet compatible equipment such as GPS navigation data and Simrad IS20 marine Instruments wind, depth and speed data.

Multi-Station Operation
Expanded multi-station compatibility offers several control options including use of Simrad AP24 Autopilot control unit. Any future autopilot control units will also work thanks to the SimNet system.



  • Display Resolution: 130 x 104 (H x W)
  • Display Type: Transflective matrix LCD display
  • Multilanguage Display: Yes

Sonar / Sounder

  • Shallow Alarm: Yes

Autopilot / Autosteering

  • Course Change Rotary Knob: Yes
  • One Degree Keys: S
  • Ten Degree Keys: S
  • Heading Capture In Turns: Yes
  • DODGE: Return to last or new heading: Yes
  • Automatic Turn Patterns: Yes
  • Follow Up Power Steering: Yes
  • Volvo Penta IPS Integration: Yes
  • Virtual Rudder Feedback: Yes
  • Depth Contour Tracking: Yes
  • Rudder Angle Bar Graph: Yes
  • Remote Station Lock: Yes
  • Off Course Alarm: Yes

Networking / Connectors

  • NMEA 0183 Input: Yes
  • SimNet Control: Yes

Technical / Environmental

  • Width: 172 mm \ 6.8 in
  • Height: 115 mm \ 4.5 in
  • Depth: 48 mm \ 1.9 in


  • Dedicated Mode Keys: Yes
  • Wind Shift Alarm: Yes


Add on product information:
Please see below a list of add on products for the Simrad AP28 Autopilot System Control Unit;

Description SKU Code  
Simrad RPU80 Hydraulic Drive Unit 1499 Click here to view thumbnail
Simrad AC12 Autopilot Computer 1501 Click here to view thumbnail
Simrad RF300 Rudder Feedback 1503 Click here to view thumbnail
Simrad RC42 Rate Compass 1505 Click here to view thumbnail

Related product information:
Please see below a list of related products for the Simrad AP28 Autopilot System Control Unit;

Description SKU Code  
Simrad AP24 Autopilot System Control Unit 1495 Click here to view thumbnail

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