OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the GHP™ Compact Reactor™ Hydraulic Autopilot, the newest
addition to its GHP marine autopilot series, ideal for single engine
outboard boats under 30 feet. The GHP Compact Reactor greatly minimizes
heading error, course deviation, rudder movement, and power consumption
while providing a comfortable ride for all onboard. With three different
configurations available, it’s a flexible solution that allows boaters
to choose the features they need and how much they want to spend. The
GHP Compact Reactor is being announced in conjunction with the Miami
International Boat Show (Garmin booth #C480).
“We’re excited to make our award-winning autopilot series available to
an even broader audience now with the introduction of the Compact
Reactor,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.
“This solution is more affordable for smaller boats, and allows them to
benefit from the performance, ease-of-use and safety features offered by
The GHP Compact Reactor is based on the same advanced solid-state 9-axis
AHRS technology as the other autopilots in the Reactor series. The
Compact series is offered in three configurations, all with a 1-liter
pump, so that users can select the configuration that best fits their
needs. The Compact Reactor Starter Pack includes the core autopilot
components needed to install and use alongside a compatible
chartplotter, such as a new NMEA 2000 capable echoMAP™ CHIRP
chartplotter combo series and many more. Another configuration is
available with a GHC™ 20 Autopilot Control Unit, and the third option
adds both the GHC 20 and the Garmin-patented Shadow Drive™. Shadow Drive
allows the user to disengages the autopilot with a turn of the helm,
allowing them to always remain in control of the vessel for any quick
maneuvering or safety procedures.
Fully integrated with current Garmin electronics, the Reactor Series can
be controlled from a compatible chartplotter. With full autopilot
capabilities from the screen of the chartplotter, the system can be
easily controlled. What’s more, the autopilot can be engaged to follow
patented Garmin’s Auto Guidance technology1 (requires
BlueChart® g2 Vision® or LakeVü™ HD Ultra). This
allows the mariner to enter a destination and the chartplotter searches
the relevant charts to create a path based off of the dimensions and
parameters of the vessel. For even more flexibility while onboard, the
Compact Reactor can be controlled from anywhere on the boat with an
optional GHC wireless remote.
The GHP Compact Reactor series is expected to be available in Q1 of
2016, and will range in price from $1099.99 to $1999.99. For more
information, visit www.garmin.com/marine2016.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
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1 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not
replace safe navigation operations.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, BlueChart, g2 Vision and LakeVu are registered
trademarks and GHP, Compact Reactor, echoMAP, and GHC are trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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