Ideal for outboard-powered boats up to 9m, Garmin’s GHP Compact Reactor autopilot is based on solid-state 9-axis AHRS technology. The Compact Reactor Starter Pack includes the core autopilot components needed to install and use alongside a compatible chartplotter. 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 users to disengage the AP with a turn of the wheel, allowing them to always remain in control of the vessel. Fully integrated with compatible Garmin electronics, the Compact Reactor series can be controlled directly from the chartplotter. The AP can also be engaged to follow Garmin’s Auto Guidance technology, which eliminates the hassle of entering different waypoints. Simply move the cursor on the map to where you want to go and the AP will plan the route from your current location – avoiding shallow water and other charted obstructions – and then engage.
Price: SRP from $1799