Dometic Optimus 3000 Series electric steering

Dometic has expanded its inboard electric steering solution with the new Dometic Optimus 3000 Electric Steering System.

The Swedish manufacturer says the new steering solution is specifically designed to meet the load capacity and handling needs of many styles of inboard boats up to 40 feet in length.

Dometic says the new Optimus 3000 Series Electric Steering System brings faster steering response, precision control and exclusive steering intelligence to single- and dual-rudder inboard-powered vessels.

This 12V steering solution can be used with inboard yachts, cabin cruisers, catamarans and sportfishing yachts, providing an electric alternative for a broader range of boats.

Dometic says the Optimus 3000 Series delivers a wide range of features, including effortless, 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.

Dometic’s electric steering actuator and helm work together to provide steering comfort and a confident feeling of control during all types of boating activities. The electronic helm can automatically adjust wheel turns and steering effort based on vessel speed. The number of turns lock-to-lock varies 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 simple colour LCD CANtrak display.

This system is designed and built for the harsh marine environment, with a fully sealed controller integrated into the actuator and Dometic’s reliable and efficient 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 easily be adapted for single helm vessels or inboard boats with up to three helm stations — making it practical for a wide variety of uses, both recreational and professional.

The Dometic Optimus 3000 Series can also be networked with other compatible vessel components, such as third-party autopilots.

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