Quick Byte: Simrad AP25 Series Autopilot

The Simrad AP25 autopilot is part of the company's SimNet data-sharing control system.

Designed for powerboats and sailboats of 60 feet LOA or less, the Simrad AP25 autopilot is part of the company's SimNet data-sharing control system, an NMEA 2000-based system. Among the AP25's nifty features are the RC25 mini-gyro compass, automatic tuning, 10 levels of response and Advanced Wind Steering (AWS). AWS's direct interface with a windvane eliminates the need for separate wind instruments. Other members of the series are the AP26 and the handheld AP27. Simrad, (425) 778-8821; www.simrad.com.