Optimus EPS – Outboard

“Your new Optimus Power Steering system is really awesome. Steering is virtually effortless,
and the fact that you can literally plug in the autopilot system without dealing with extra pumps and wiring is a real winner for us – and for our customers.”

Owen Maxwell, co-founder of Regulator Marine.

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Optimus EPS Redefining Steering For Power Boats

For centuries, people have been steering boats by brute force. While cable steering, and more recently hydraulics, have made steering easier, the prime mover is still the arms and hands of the captain at the wheel. But all of that has changed. SeaStar Solutions is proud to announce a historic change in boat handling, with its revolutionary Optimus Electronic Power Steering (EPS) for single, twin, triple and quad outboard engine boats. With Optimus EPS, you can take command of your boat without having to arm-wrestle for control.

Enjoy a Higher Level of Engineering Sophistication

Optimus EPS truly raises the bar when it comes to comfort, control and maneuverability, especially for the new breed of high performance powerboats, saltwater fishing vessels, catamarans, RIBS and high end pontoon boats. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced when it comes to steering. We know you will be impressed.

Active Sensitivity

Lock-to-lock turns and wheel effort are programmed to change with engine RPM. At slow speeds, Optimus EPS can be set to reduce the number of turns lock-to-lock, for example 4 and make it easier to steer. When you’re negotiating through traffic or in a tight spot, those smaller moves of the wheel give you precise control. When you’re running at speed in open water, Optimus EPS can be set to increase lock-to-lock turns, for example, and increase steering effort giving the driver more stability to comfortably keep on course. And through it all, Optimus EPS does the work, so you can relax and take it easy.

Advantages of Optimus Electronic Power Steering

  • No oil at the helm
  • Boat that steers like a sports car
  • Plug and play autopilot compatibility
  • No auto pilot pump or rudder feedback unit
  • Adjustable speed sensitive wheel effort
  • Adjustable speed sensitive turns lock to lock
  • Can be retrofitted to existing mechanical and electronic
    controlled engines. You do not have to buy new engines
  • No tie-bars (twin configuration)
  • No liquid tie-bar (CAT)
  • On demand pumps which extend battery life
  • Components based on existing SeaStar reliability and quality
  • NMEA 2000 Certified
  • Meets or exceeds NMMA, ABYC, CE, ISO and SAE

Applications for Optimus EPS Outboard

  • All single, twin, triple and quad outboard engine boats
  • Electronic and mechanical controlled
  • Single and dual helm station boats
  • Performance powerboats, bay boats, center console, saltwater fishing vessels,
    RIBS, catamarans, houseboats and pontoon boats

Technology Behind The System

The incredible feel you get when you’re behind the wheel of a boat equipped with Optimus EPS is the result of an innovative array of technology and engineering. Each component has been designed to complement the other, resulting in a seamless experience of steering control in virtually every situation on the water. The high level of engineering also extends to the reliability of the system, with quality materials, careful manufacturing and redundant systems, all to stand up to the rigors of life on the water.

System Components

 

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