Evolution System Packs (Drive unit not included)

By: Raymarine
  • Race, cruise or fish - Evolution will take command

    No fuss, easy to install and robust - the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine's autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems' R&D, and advanced aerospace guidance technology to create Evolution Ai control algorithms that deliver a new level of accurate autopilot control.

    Key Features

    • Automagic™ - No lengthy calibration procedures to perform. No compass calibration required. Plug and play connections
    • Easy to install - Freedom from the restrictions of conventional heading sensors. EV sensor core can be installed above or below deck. Install upside-down or off the vessel's centre line.
    • Aerospace technology - 9-axis precision monitoring of pitch, roll, yaw and heading
    • Fuel efficient - Evolution autopilots steer so accurately they will save fuel and get you to your destination faster

    Easily selectable performance modes

    Race performance | Raymarine

    Race Performance

    When only the best will do. Razor sharp course keeping. Fine-tuned for racers!

    Cruising performance | Raymarine

    Cruising Performance

    Superb course keeping and crisp turns in all conditions - the Raymarine skippers choice

    Leisure performance | Raymarine

    Leisure Performance

    For relaxed boating, when soaking up the sun is more attractive than precise course keeping

    The EV Sensor Core

    At the centre of every Evolution system is the intelligent EV sensor core, a 9-axis sensor that monitors vessel motion in all three dimensions. The innovative EV sensor core combines advanced solid-state sensors with the Evolution autopilot processor into a single easy-to-install housing.

    Mount the EV sensor core above or below decks, the rugged enclosure is fully sealed and built to IPX6 and IPX7 waterproofing and submersion standards.

    EV Sensor Core | Raymarine 
    EV Sensor Core Top View | Raymarine 

    EV Sensor Core Benefits

    • Precision monitoring of heading, pitch, roll, and yaw allowing the autopilot to evolve instantly as sea conditions and vessel dynamics change.
    • Flexible installation options. Mount above or below deck.
    • Simple SeaTalkng connectivity to the control head and ACU.
    • Solid state sensor technology delivers dynamic accuracy to within 2 degrees in all conditions. 
    • Auto-compensation for on board magnetic fields and reliable heading accuracy in the northern and southern extremes.
    • Fast and reliable heading data for MARPA, radar overlay, and heading modes on Raymarine multifunction displays. 

    Autopilot Control Unit (ACU)

    The rugged ACU (Actuator Control Unit) delivers reliable autopilot drive power and also provides power to the SeaTalkng bus. Choose the ACU that fits your steering type:

     Supported Drives
    ACU-100Wheel, tiller and 0.5 ltr Hydraulic
    ACU-200Type 1 Raymarine hydraulic, linear and rotary mechanical drives
    ACU-300For solenoid controlled steering systems and Raymarine constant running hydraulic pumps
    ACU-400Type 2 and 3 Raymarine hydraulic, linear, and rotary mechanical drives

    ACU - Actuator Control Unit | Raymarine 

    Your Evolution autopilot system

    EV-1 Cockpit and Inboard Autopilots

    EV-1 autopilots consist of a Control Head, EV-1 Sensor, Autopilot Control Unit (ACU) and drive unit. The drive unit (inboard mechanical/ hydraulic or cockpit mounted) and correct ACU for your vessel is dependent on the steering system and displacement of the vessel itself.

    EV-1 Cockpit and Inboard Autopilots | Raymarine

    EV-2 for Drive-by-Wire Propulsion

    EV-2 has been designed for the latest drive-by-wire steering systems and connects directly to Raymarine's SeaTalkng bus. EV-2 also has a dedicated CAN Bus port for direct connection to steer-by-wire steering systems - such as ZF Pod Drives, Yamaha Helm Master, Volvo IPS and SeaStar Solutions Optimus systems. A single CAN Bus connection to the EV-2 eliminates the need for an Autopilot Control Unit (ACU) further simplifying installation.

    EV-2 Drive-by-Wire Propulsion | Raymarine


    Introducing HydroBalance™ Technology

    Hydro-Balance™ Technology is an all new, patent-pending software update that delivers superior autopilot performance on boats with hydraulic steering, and particularly on boats with rudder reference-less steering and outboard motors.

    Hydro-Balance™ is now available and any existing Evolution™ autopilot system customers can download the new software, free of charge, from the software download area of the Raymarine website.

    Autopilot Control

    p70 and p70R autopilot control heads

    Complete your Evolution autopilot system with a p70 or p70R autopilot control. The p70 and p70R control heads feature vibrant color displays and are powered by Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface.

    LightHouse organizes all options into simple menu structures and with Evolution’s quick setup process you will be up and running in minutes.

    Designed for sailing yachts, the p70 offers simple 1 and 10 degree direct course change push buttons.

    The p70R features a rotary dial control for power boaters. Use the rotary dial for menu and course changes or activate power steer mode and steer manually right from the p70R.

    Autopilot control from Raymarine MFDs

    Control your Evolution Autopilot directly from your Raymarine aSeries, cSeries, eSeries or gS Series multifunction display. Note that your multifunction display must be running Raymarine's LightHouse II software and that some autopilot functionality may not be available if your system does not include a dedicated autopilot control head.

    Evolution Components

    Part NumberDescription
    Evolution Sensor Core
    E70096Evolution EV1 Sensor Core
    E70097Evolution EV2 Sensor Core
    Actuator Control Units (ACU)
    E70098ACU-100 Actuator Control Unit
    E70099ACU-200 Actuator Control Unit
    E70139ACU-300 Actuator Control Unit
    E70100ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit
    Autopilot Control Units (see related products for more information)
    E22166p70 Autopilot Control Head (Sail)
    E22167p70R Autopilot Control Head (Power)