Dometic has expanded its inboard electric steering solutions with its new Dometic Optimus 3000 Electric Steering System.
This 12V steering solution can be used with inboard yachts, cabin cruisers, catamarans and sportfishing yachts to provide an electric alternative and has been designed to meet the load capacity and handling needs of many styles of inboard boats up to 40ft in length.
The system is based on Dometic’s existing electric power steering technology and promises a wide range of features including smooth steering at all speeds, zero free play at the helm, instant steering response and a predictable steering feel that is the same from port to starboard.
The electronic helm can automatically adjust wheel turns and steering effort based on vessel speed with the number of turns lock-to-lock varying from 3.5 to 8.5 based on speed and application.
Steering parameters can also be set by the installer to match user preference and vessel handling characteristics, using the LCD CANtrak display.
This system has a fully sealed controller integrated into the actuator and uses Dometic’s planetary roller screw technology.
Installation has been simplified with only four components making up the system: the electronic actuator, CANtrak display, wiring harness and the electronic helm.
It can be adapted for single helm vessels or inboard boats with up to three helm stations.
The Dometic Optimus 3000 Series can be networked with other compatible vessel components, such as a third-party autopilots.