Lowrance Autopilot

Lowrance Autopilot

Autopilot pack for Lowrance High Definition System (HDS) displays, providing automatic steering for hydraulic-steer outboard motors.An extra pair of hands when you need it, the Outboard Pilot, featuring Lowrance SmartSteer™ control from your HDS Gen2 or Gen3, will steer to a heading, waypoint or route.


  • Steer your outboard motor to a heading, waypoint, route or cursor, with control from your HDS Gen2 or HDS Gen3 display.
  • New Lowrance SmartSteer™ interface provides control of both your hydraulic-steer outboard motor, as well as the MotorGuide Xi5 Pinpoint electric-steer trolling motor.
  • “One-touch” route creation from saved trails.
  • Repeat your path with automatic turn patterns.
  • Recommended for single-outboard setups, on boats that are 30 feet and less, in length.
  • VRF (Virtual Rudder Feedback) – simplifies pilot installation -eliminating the need for a rudder position sensor.
  • Easy setup – straightforward guide steps you through first-time install.
  • Easy-to-install, plug-and-socket connection – with no complex terminal wiring
  • Supported by Lowrance Service program

Lowrance Autopilot Packs are an HDS Autopilot add-on system designed for boats up to 30ft with a single or twin outboard motors (linked by tie bar or in series - not in parallel. System packs contain everything you need to fit an Autopilot to Hydraulic or Cable steer outboard motors.

Note: cannot be added to Elite series.

Suits the following single ram hydraulic steering 

  • Teleflex SeaStarHC5345, HC5347, HC5348, HC5358
  • Teleflex BayStarHC4600,HC4645, HC4647, HC4648, HC4658
  • Other balanced rams 100cc-180cc

Suitable for Coastal Fishing or Coastal Cruising, as it has the flexibility to operate boat at slow speed using downriggers and other Trolling equipment, motor long distances to fishing areas and make Boat handling easier and more enjoyable. Perfectly integrated with your Lowrance HDS Gen2 or Gen2 Touch  or Gen3 with no need for a separate control head as everything is included in the kit and DIY instructions make it easy to self install. For offshore fishing the Navico autopilot with RC42 rate gyro compass is recommended for smoother steering. 

Software upgrades are required to connect to existing HDS displays.

  • HDS Gen2 keyboard V4.0 2 March 2015 or later
  • HDS Gen2 Touch V5.0 January 2016 or later
  • HDS Gen3 V3.0 December 2015 or later 
  • Elite 7, 9, 12 Ti series

Features include:

  • Dash-mount button for one-touch Auto/Standby activation
  • Steer to Heading, Course or Route
  • Automatic Turn Patters
  • Choice of turn patterns useful for fishing or search and recovery operations
  • Add a second Helm station to a Boat using the HDS Power steer commands with no need for additional Hydraulics and steering wheel.
  • IPX5 Waterproof Rating
  • 12V Supply
  • Max Drive output 8A continuous, 16amp Peak 

Smart Steer User Interface includes the ability to touch ' Course' to steer to ground track, touch 'auto' to steer to a Heading, touch 'nav' to steer to a Waypoint or along a route, touch 'power steer' to manually steer the outboard Port/ Starboard from the HDS (as can be seen in the first smart steer image).

Easy access to turn patterns, easily disengaged Autopilot, ability to change Set Heading 1 degrees Port/ Starboard and Change Set Heading 10 degrees Port/ Starboard, (as can be seen in second smart steer image).

Turn Patterns overview image (on right) shows the choice of turn patterns useful for fishing or search and recovery operations.

Commissioning a Lowrance outboard Autopilot is quick and easy with these instructions 

Hydraulic pack includes:

  • NAC-1 Autopilot Computers
  • Pump-1 0.8L Hydraulic Pump
  • Point-1AP GPS Heading Sensor
  • N2K Network Kit (4- Way Block, male and female terminators, network power cable, 2, 6, & 15ft network cables). (Not illustrated)
  • Pump Fitting Kit ( 2.5ft send, reserve reservoir hoses, 4 right-angle adapters, 4 straight through adapters, 2 T-adapters, half litre of hydraulic oil). (Not illustrated)

Cable Steer Pack includes:

  • NAC-1 Autopilot Computers
  • Point-1AP GPS Heading Sensor
  • Helm-1 Drive Unit
  • N2K Network Kit (4- Way Block, male and female terminators, network power cable, 2, 6, & 15ft network cables). (Not illustrated)