Furuno’s newly refreshed Navpilot 711C autopilot features vivid color and updated controls

Camas, WA — July 14, 2014. Over the past several years, Furuno's NavPilot 700 series has built a strong following and excellent reputation among boaters, due to its rock-solid performance and steady steering skills! The one-thing customers have been asking Furuno for is a nice color display for the NavPilot Control Unit. Always wanting to satisfy their customers' needs and desires, Furuno has happily answered the call once again with the introduction of the new NavPilot 711C Autopilot system.

The NavPilot 711C 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 to provide an excellent match with Furuno's flagship line of NavNet TZtouch MFD's… right down to the control knob! For those captains really wanting that "Family Look," adding a NavPilot 711C to your NavNet TZtouch helm will be a perfect match. As an added bonus, 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.

To learn more about Furuno’s new NavPilot 711C Autopilot, or the complete line of quality Furuno marine electronics, see your local Furuno dealer or contact: Furuno U.S.A. at www.FurunoUSA.com

By Ocean Navigator