Autopilot System works with Mercury Verado outboard engines.

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SmartPilot System Pack provides optional wireless controls, NMEA or SeaTalk input for GPS waypoint navigation, intelligent software for optimal steering control, and compass heading output for support of MARPA and radar/chartplotter overlay on multifunction displays. Advanced Steering Technology keeps razor-sharp course, enables smooth controlled turns, intelligently monitors pitch and roll of boat, and anticipates course changes.



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Raymarine Unveils the SmartPilot for Mercury Verado Engines



New System Pack is Engineered for Compatibility with Verado Outboard Engines

MERRIMACK, N.H. and MIAMI, Feb. 16 - Miami International Boat Show -- Raymarine, Inc., the world leader in marine electronics, today announced that its world renowned SmartPilot is now available for boats featuring Mercury Verado outboard engines. The newly unveiled SmartPilot provides all of the key features available on other SmartPilot systems, including optional wireless controls, NMEA or SeaTalk input for GPS waypoint navigation, intelligent software for optimal steering control and fast compass heading output for support of MARPA and radar/chartplotter overlay on Raymarine multifunction displays. The autopilot is suitable for installations on single and twin Verado engine applications.

Engineered for reliable compatibility, the latest autopilot in the Raymarine product family includes Advanced Steering Technology (AST) to keep a razor-sharp course and enable smooth, controlled turns. The AST also intelligently monitors the pitch and roll of the boat and anticipates course changes, giving captains a new level of steering performance.

"Raymarine's latest addition to our autopilot line lets boat owners with Mercury Verado engines take advantage of the most advanced technology for controlling a boat's course that is available today," said Terry Carlson, president of Raymarine, Inc.

Employing the latest technologies for this new steering method that signals the next level of performance for autopilots, the autopilot for Verado outboard engines is no longer reliant on the installation of a rudder reference, allowing boats unparalleled reliability and durability. The SmartPilot System Pack includes an ST6001 Control Head, SmartPilot S1G Course computer for Verado, Type 1 Hydraulic Pump Kit, Fluxgate Compass and Document Kit. No rudder reference is required. Optional wireless autopilot controls are also available.

About Raymarine, Inc.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating market. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award- winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include multifunction displays, radar, navigation aids, instruments, HD Digital fishfinders, communications, software and systems. For more information about Raymarine, please call 1-800- 539-5539 or visit http://www.raymarine.com/.

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