Welcome to Pelagic Autopilots. Breathe new life into your old below deck autopilot by upgrading to the Pelagic PA3 electronics. Call or email us for details.


October '23 - Scott Jones aboard the classic 32ft Atkin commented on his recent singlehanded trip with the Heavy Pelagic autopilot doing the steering. 

 “I love it! Easy install (although I had to improvise a few things due to schedule). It steered well through a bumpy sail through the potato patch. Had no problem with 2-3 meter seas and 20 kts.


Express 27 Elise  #101 Blasting across SF Bay

Cruising Yacht Zen Again, 15,000 lbs,  crosses the Atlantic with Pelagic actuators and a Raymarine Autopilot  

   The installation 

Webb Chiles, St Helena to St Lucia.  Discussing his autopilot choice for the tight reach:  


Monitor windvane and tiller actuator, redundancy with the Pelagic.

  David's Pretorian 35 set up for ocean crossings in 2018

Webb Chiles St Lucia to Marathon, s/v Gannet (AP shown at 2:30): https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Q3pifnaA8 >

Webb discussing the light winds after a front and the Pelagic's steering in those conditions:  


Webb Chiles, Durban SA to St Helena:

   Gale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjgD-O4ubtg

Spring Olson 34 Delivery from SF to LA - big winds:



Valiant 40, s/v Rennaissance, Karl's below deck system with rudder sensor.


Windvane Example: John's 32' Double ender with a Monitor vane and Pelagic compass steering via a cable to the actuator. This allows compass or windvane steering without climbing out on the boomkin to attach an actuator. 

Dufour-30, Paul Trammels Experience: 





Dan describes his recent installation of the Pelagic Tiller Actuator on s/v Great White here: http://svgreatwhite.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-pelagic-autopilot.html?

Jeff Goff reports from Florida that his Vardo custom built cat has logged 1200 miles off the Florida Coast using the Pelagic AP and tiller actuator.  Jeff has plans to put another 2000 miles on the boat and AP over the fall sailing season. http://sailingcatamarans.blogspot.ca/

Jim's Alajuela 38, Aliante ,  steering with the Pelagic Autopilot:

Wind following mode interfaced to B & G instruments under test on s/v Domino.  SF Bay – Gusty Conditions  https://plus.google.com/100809239060495358328/posts/4z2WgmvquCY

The full keel Westsail 32, Tortuga, uses a Pelagic Tiller actuator as the primary autopilot steering device. Randy indicates that the device works very well on the 19500 lb (8850 kg)  vessel with  a stern hung rudder.

J88 Vintus takes third place in Solo 400 mile offshore race Dr Chris Cartwright at sea with the PelagicAP  Showing Tiller Actuator

Olson 34 Temerity Wins Solo 400 mile Offshore Race   TemerityLongPacJuly 15  Dave’s Long Pac short video


The Amel 46, “Echapee”  uses the Pelagic Autopilot to steer the center cockpit vessel.  Autopilot Steering Heavy Displacement Cruiser

Installation of the Tiller actuator on J92 Rag Time Bob’s J92 Installation

Tiller Wand Express 27 Elise  #101 Blasting across SF Bay

Tiller Wand in Action on Martin 32   Martin 32