Lowrance Outboard Pilot lets anglers steer by fingertip through integrated control.
July 18, 2014
Lowrance’s new Outboard Pilot can turn a superyacht tender into a fishing machine, giving anglers fingertip steering control through integration with HDS Gen2 or HDS Gen2 Touch.
Outboard Pilot can be installed with hydraulic or cable-steered outboard systems on tenders up to 30 feet LOA. The system will steer to a selected heading or waypoint, or along a route, and it can execute a turn pattern. It also lets users retrace previous routes with the push of a button (for instance, returning to the dock from a favorite spot in the canyons).
“The Outboard Pilot is a game-changer for our inland and coastal Lowrance customers,” Leif Ottosson, Navico CEO, stated in a press release. “It’s like giving anglers an extra pair of hands, just when they are needed most.”
Lowrance Outboard Pilot will be available starting in November. Retail price is expected to range from $999 to $1,499.