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  • Simrad AP70 Mk2 IMO Pack (Analog) [000-15042-001]

    AP70 Mk2 IMO Pack (Analog)

    The AP70 Mk2 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of professional mariners aboard a variety of commercial vessels.

    Replacing both the AP70 and AP80 as our IMO/SOLAS autopilot controller, the AP70 Mk2 retains much of the well-reputed platform of its predecessors, but with a brilliant display and modernized software interface.

    The AP70 Mk2 will accommodate installations with up to six drives. Previously only available with the AP80, this premium feature is now a standard in the AP70 Mk2.

    Engineered for responsiveness, robustness, and ease of use, the AP70Mk2 pairs a precision rotary control dial with dedicated buttons for instant access to steering modes, several custom-configurable work modes, and multiple rudder/thruster integration.

    Wheelmarked for use on SOLAS vessels

    The AP70 Mk2 builds on and continues the legacy of the SIMRAD Pro autopilot product portfolio. Its performance, robustness, and quality are proven and recognized with the wheel mark symbol, making it suitable for all vessels ranging from small workboats to large tankers.

    Advanced configuration and tuning options to suit all ships

    Parameters ranges and tuning options to support vessel dynamics. Adjustable for all weather conditions, hull types, and work situations. Suitable for retrofit on old ships as well as modern builds.

    Compatible with all common rudder/drive types

    Water jet, Azi-pods, Voith-Schneider, Rudder, outboard. Control signals to control, hydraulic pumps, solenoids, analog current/voltage, control/handshake signals.

    Up to 6 rudders/thrusters integration

    Dual rudders, and fore and aft thrusters support large and complex installations and redundancy.

    Heavy-duty rudder feedback support

    Simrad heavy-duty rudder feedbacks are supported.

    Configurable Work Mode and Low/High-Speed Modes

    Autopilot settings can be tuned for optimal performance in separate low-speed, high-speed, and Work modes. The user-configurable Work mode allows the autopilot system to be configured for optimal response in a specific situation, such as a fully laden vessel, configurable thruster usage.

    No Drift Steering

    No Drift mode integrates GPS navigation with auto-steering, using position data to counteract the effects of wind and tide. This allows the AP70 Mk2 to maintain a straight track over ground on the current course, without the need to manually set a waypoint or route.

    Navigation steering, route following

    Navigation steering controls the ship on a pre-planned route from a Simrad MFD, Simrad ECDIS, or third party MFD and ECDIS.

    Command transfer and multiple control stations support

    Command transfer is a mechanism useful in multi-controller installations. It enables the officer on watch to allow, and deny the transfer of autopilot control to control devices such as a secondary AP70 Mk2 or a remote controller on a bridge wing station, above deck, or aft bridge depending on the work scenario. The AP70 Mk2 can also be used in an open configuration, where control flow is unrestricted.


    • Wheelmarked for use onboard SOLAS vessels (IMO, MED-B)
    • Advanced configuration and tuning options to suit all ships
    • Compatible with all common rudder/drive types
    • Up to 6 rudders/thrusters integration
    • Heavy-duty rudder feedback support
    • Configurable work modes and low/high-speed modes
    • No Drift steering holds course against wind and tide
    • Navigation steering, route following
    • Command transfer and multiple control stations support

    What's In The Box?

    • AP70 Ak2 Autopilot Controller
    • Simrad AC80A Autopilot Controller

    Quick Guide (pdf)
    Brochure (pdf)