Garmin Reactor 40 Steer-By-Wire Autopilot for Volvo-Penta IPS
Includes Reactor 40 9-Axis Heading Sensor, Volvo Gateway, and GHC 20 Control Head
Bring our Reactor 40 steer-by-wire technology to vessels with Volvo Penta Inboard Performance Systems (IPS) and stern drive joystick systems. With a complete package designed for powerboats and sailboats, Garmin brings an advanced marine technology to the boating public that was once only available for commercial boats. The Reactor 40 autopilot series is simply the most responsive autopilot system we have ever offered.
Reactor 40 autopilots are very versatile. Both powerboat and sailing features are available in all corepacks, including heading hold, wind hold, tack/jibe, step turns and more.
With its advanced solid-state 9-axis AHRS, Reactor 40 provides you with more flexible mounting options. In addition, this new system greatly minimizes heading error, course deviation, rudder movement and power consumption while providing a comfortable ride for all on board.
This amazing autopilot actually reacts to the sea to hold your course. Even when the boat is pitching and rolling, you can remain confident that the Reactor 40 autopilot will keep you on your desired course.
All autopilots require commissioning and calibration to work properly. We know you just want to get on the water, so we made this process as fast and easy as possible. That’s the power of simple.
Combined with our compatible networked electronics, you can have full control of Reactor 40 from wherever you are on the boat. In addition to holding its course in virtually all weather and wind conditions, the system can smoothly perform a variety of preprogrammed trolling and search procedures. Plus, with BlueChart g2 Vision HD charts (sold separately), you gain optional features such as Auto Guidance, which automatically steers GPS paths.
Reactor 40 is operated using up to three GHC helm control units. GHC communicates with the autopilot system via your NMEA 2000 network, so autopilot heading data can be shared easily with other devices. This enables MARPA and chart overlay when connected to a Garmin chartplotter. An optional handheld wireless remote control is also available; however, for the highest level of convenience, control GHC using a compatible quatix 3 or quatix 5 marine multisport smartwatch.