Furuno has introduced the new NavPilot 711C Autopilot system, which provides boating customers with an all-new vivid, sunlight viewable, color LCD display, integrated within a compact, single-DIN Control Unit. The cosmetics of the NavPilot 711C have also been completely redesigned right down to the control knob. All TZtouch systems (w/v3.01 or higher software) also have the ability to control any interfaced NavPilot 700 series Autopilot, including the new NavPilot 711C.
While the control head is completely new, Furuno has wisely matched it with the field-proven NavPilot Processor Unit (FAP7002), which means the NavPilot 711C delivers unique Furuno Autopilot features, including “Fantum Feedback,” “SafeHelm,” and “FPS” (Furuno Power-assist Steering). This pairing provides boaters with an NMEA2000 certified and proven pilot they can trust. The NavPilot 711C works with a wide variety of boats and engines, including power and sail boats, with inboard or outboard engines. It even has the capability to work with Volvo Penta IPS and Yamaha Helm Master Systems.
The NavPilot 711C systems replace the current NavPilot 711 monochrome models. However, while Furuno has upgraded the system with a beautiful new color display and freshly designed control unit, they’ve been able to keep the price the same as the outgoing monochrome units. It’s also important to note that the larger-sized display NavPilot 700 models remain current and available for purchase.