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Raymarine Evolution

Raymarine Evolution - autopilot equipment kits that can handle the vessel with high precision. They differ in simplicity of installation and absence of necessity of complex adjustment and calibration. With the help of properly selected components, the equipment automatically adapts to the type of steering of the vessel without user intervention.

The autopilot is capable of analyzing environmental changes and instantly calculating, and accepting steering commands, achieving maximum performance, saving time and fuel.

There are three modes of operation: racing, cruising and walking. The device is able to guarantee accurate and confident support for a given course, regardless of vessel speed and weather conditions.

In the central block of each Evolution system is a 9-axis sensor (EV-sensor). Its function is to control the ship in all three dimensions: tracking the course, trim and yaw. The sensor is made in a robust waterproof enclosure conforming to the IPX7 standard, for installation on a ship in any convenient location - regardless: under or above the deck. The sensor simply connects to the control panel and provides dynamic measurement accuracy within 2 degrees under all weather conditions. And also the transfer of fast and reliable course data for MARPA for display on Raymarine multifunction displays.

The autopilot control unit (ACU) provides stable operation and power to the autopilot via the SeaTalk bus. For each Evolution solution, an ACU corresponding to the type of steering weather control is selected:

type ACU

Supported types of ship control systems


To the steering wheel, to the tiller, to the gyratory pump


Hydraulic, linear and rotary mechanical drives


For electromagnetic steering systems and continuously operating hydraulic pumps


Hydraulic, linear and rotary mechanical drives

The Raymarine Evolution course management systems are available in two types:

  • EV-1. It consists of a control display (p70), an EV sensor, a drive and a drive control unit.
  • EV-2. Designed for Drive-by-Wire systems. The EV-2 sensor is connected to the SeaTalk bus and the CAN bus of the steering system, such as: ZF Pod Drives, Yamaha Helm Master, Volvo IPS, Optimus, etc.

The system can be controlled from the p70 or p70R display included in the kit, or directly from the general marine multifunction display.

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