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Garmin’s GHP Reactor autopilot

GARMIN’S GHP Reactor’s performance is the result of Garmin engineers integrating a new solid-state nine-axis attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) that yields less heading error and course deviation, reduced rudder movement and lower power consumption, providing a smoother ride and overall better experience for boaters.

Integrating new technology and a new blackbox form factor, installation is easier than ever with mounting options nearly anywhere on the vessel. Once installed, the GHP Reactor autopilot also reduces configuration and calibration time from 20 minutes to as few as five, allowing you to get out on the water with more confidence and in a shorter timeframe.

Utilising the Garmin-patented Shadow Drive feature, the GHP Reactor automatically disengages the autopilot with a turn of the helm wheel, allowing you to always remain in control of your vessel for any quick manoeuvring or safety procedures, and automatically takes back control as soon as you let go of the wheel.

For hydraulic installations, the SmartPump can also be implemented, providing improved reliability, lower power consumption and further installation simplification.

With full integration capabilities with current Garmin chartplotters (including GPSMAP 8000 and 7400 series), the GHP Reactor autopilot can be controlled directly from the chartplotter’s display.

The GHP Reactor autopilot series also integrates seamlessly with patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology (available with Garmin BlueChart g2 Vision charts), which eliminates the hassle of entering different waypoints to create a route to your destination. Simply move the cursor on the map to where you want to go and it will automatically plan the route from your vessel’s current location – avoiding shallow water and other charted obstructions – and take you safely to your destination.

RRP from AU$2999 / NZ$3299.

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