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Furuno FAP-3000 Track Pilot

Efficient Steering with adaptive autopilot

With the latest development in adaptive technologies, the FURUNO Autopilot FAP-3000 provides an uncompareable quality in steering and control, with optimal routing and low fuel consumption as a result.

  • Intuitive operation
  • Type approved with Furuno FMD ECDIS, Track control
  • Course Mode for automatic drift compensation
  • NAUT AW compliant with a standby unit
  • Curved EBL – shown on ECDIS
  • Alarm interface for Bridge Alarm Management
  • 6.5 inch TFT display with high luminance


FAP-3000 is based on many years of experience in cost efficient and safe autopilot design. It is designed with a tiller on the control panel, where the navigator can directly change set-point, both heading and radius. The navigator is never in doubt, when an order is given due to the required actuation force of both tiller and push buttons.

The panel is designed with push buttons that has LED backlight and an LED lightbar above each button. The lightbar clearly indicates which mode is in use, so operation can be done safely.

To ensure the best experience and readability on the display at all times, the navigator can choose between day, dusk and night view.

Adaptive Autopilot modes

FAP-3000 has two sets of adaptive modes to help with fuel efficiency and steering optimization. The Autopilot adapts its performance based on the choice made by the navigator.

Precise, Medium and Economy

Three options are available, depending on how tight the vessel needs to follow the set heading. Economy mode provides the most relaxed, fuel saving heading control by minimizing use of rudder movements.

Loaded, Medium and Light

Three options are available, depending on the vessel´s loaded condition. The Autopilot will automatically optimize the steering based on the chosen condition.

Armrest control

For comfortable and accessable steering at the navigator’s chair, an Armrest Panel is available, as well as a 5 inch vertical Armrest Display that can be built into the same front plate for a slim line control panel.

In order to ensure safety and avoid any possible confusion by the navigator, the Armrest Panel has similar layout and functional style as the autopilot control panel.

Flexible design options

The autopilot can have up to 4 control panels onnected to the same AEU (Autopilot Electronic Unit) in case more panels are requested. n FAP-3000 new parameter settings can be uploaded directly to the Autopilot via USB key. It makes it quick and easy to make adjustments if needed. 


FAP-3000 offers an improved human machine interface with extensive opportunities in its design and
functionality. Retrofitting from FAP-2000 to FAP-3000 does not require any console work, as the equipment is designed to fit into the existing cut-outs onboard. FURUNO can identify and deliver the correct Autopilot setup based on known ship data, making it as simple as possible for the crew onboard. This makes it cost efficient, while also minimizing the time needed to perform the retrofit.

Older/other Autopilots can be retrofitted to FAP-3000 by performing an observation of the existing system.

Advantages of retrofitting:

  • Improved display
  • More relevant information is provided for the navigator
  • Course Mode
  • Improved Programming Mode
  • Rudder Toe angle – better fuel economy for dual rudder vessels
  • Product life time considerations
  • More bridge design options
  • Improved service tools

Course Mode

Besides Heading and Track control, FAP-3000 can be used in Course Mode which is a drift compensated heading control. No manual corrections are necessary, as the Autopilot automatically compensates or any drift by using the Gyro as dynamic reference and GPS signal as static reference to stay on course.

Improved Programming Mode

The navigator can plan changes ahead by programming next heading, next course or next radius which is stored in the Autopilot and ready to be executed. It is especially useful when navigating in narrow waters uch as the archipelagoes. When programming the next settings, the navigator can keep the actual settings available in the background and thereby be able to make an easy swap between modification of ongoing maneuvers and programming mode. The Autopilot control panel clearly and logically displays the step by step programming using the terminology “next” to avoid any possible confusion.

Rudder Toe angle

For dual rudder vessels, FAP-3000 can display the Toe angle on the control panel. When using Toe angle control of the rudders, it is possible to optimize the fuel consumption by avoiding loss of propulsion.


Autopilot Control Panel (MIP241)

Autopilot Control Panel (MIP241)

Power supply

  • 24 VDC Supply from the Autopilot Electronic Unit (AEU611)
  • Power: Max 17W


  • 6.5” TFT display
  • LED backlight
  • Luminance 800 cd/m2
  • Presentation of information according to IEC62288
  • Actuation of pushbuttons: 5.5 Newton

Mode selections

  • Heading
  • Course
  • Track
  • Radius


  • CAN bus: 2 ports
  • Ethernet: 1 port 100 base-T
  • USB: 1 port (1x device USB 2.0 type B)

Autopilot Electronic Unit (AEU611)

Autopilot Electronic Unit (AEU611)

Power supply 

  • Ship Supply 24 VDC +30/-25%
  • Power: Max 48W


  • CAN bus: 2 ports
  • Ethernet: 1 port 100 Base-T
  • USB: 2 ports (1x HOST USB1.1 type A, 1x DEVICE USB1.1 type B)
  • Serial I/O: 6 ports RS422
  • Digital input: 17 (opto isolated)
    Digital output: 15
  • Analog output: 2 ports +/- 10V with possibility to convert to 4-20mA using an optional isolation amplifier
  • Analog input: 4 ports +/- 10V with possibility to convert to 4-20mA using an optional isolation amplifier
  • Isolated outputs: 3 opto isolated FET outputs

Environmental conditions

Environmental conditions

Ambient temperature
range (operating)  

-15°C / +55°C 

Ambient temperature
range (storage)

 -15°C / +55°C


Tested up to 93% RH at 40°C


 0,7g acc. to IEC 60945:2008

Immunity radiated
radio frequencies 

80 - 2000 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008

Immunity conducted
radio frequencies

0,15 - 80 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008

Radiated emission

0,15 MHz – 2000 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008

Enclosure degree of protection


Standards conformity


ISO 11674:2008


IEC 60945:2008

Serial interface

IEC 61162-1:2016 

Presentation of
navigation information 

IEC 62288:2014

Bridge Alert


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Fap 3000 Track pilot
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