With a complete package designed for powerboats and sailboats, Garmin brings
an advanced marine technology to the boating public that was once only
available for commercial boats. The Reactor 40 autopilot series is simply the
most responsive autopilot system we have ever offered. Experience the ultimate
hydraulic autopilot performance when paired with the one-size-fits-most,
high-reliability, brushless SmartPump.
Solid-state 9-axis AHRS
With its advanced solid-state 9-axis AHRS, you can mount Reactor 40 nearly
anywhere, in any orientation. In addition, this new system greatly minimizes
heading error, course deviation, rudder movement and power consumption while
providing a comfortable ride for all on board.
Reacts to Conditions
This amazing autopilot actually reacts to the sea to hold your course. Even
when the boat is pitching and rolling, you can remain confident that the
Reactor 40 autopilot will keep you on your desired course.
Minimal Commissioning and Calibration
All autopilots require commissioning and calibration — all of them. We know
you just want to get on the water, so we made this process as fast and easy as
possible. That’s the power of simple.
Full Integration with Garmin Chartplotters
You have full control of Reactor 40 from the chartplotter display. Combined
with a compatible Garmin networked chartplotter and BlueChart® g2
Vision® charts, you can enjoy optional features such as Auto Guidance¹, which
automatically steers GPS paths.
One SmartPump Is the Easy Solution
The Reactor 40 autopilot with SmartPump puts an end to guessing which pump
size will work with your particular boat. One SmartPump works for most boats;
for optimum control and confidence, you’ll know you have the right pump for
your boat. Plus, you get complete control in a smaller size with better
thermal performance, higher reliability and lower power consumption. It also
includes color-coded connectors to make it very easy to install. Pretty smart.
Limit the Maximum Flow Rate
Reactor 40 with SmartPump automatically adjusts the maximum flow rate for a
particular boat from 0 to 2.4 L per minute. It also uses a brushless motor,
which provides increased reliability, longer pump life, reduced power
consumption, quiet operation, a smaller package, improved thermal performance
and higher efficiency.
Eliminate Risk of Rudder “Hard Over”
The Reactor 40 autopilot with SmartPump is a complete autopilot package.
SmartPump is 1 integrated unit comprised of a motor drive circuit with the
pump in a single assembly. Equipped with Intelligent Rudder Rate Technology (IRRT),
it slows the rudder rate when the vessel is at high speeds and speeds up
rudder rate when the vessel is at lower speeds to provide optimal performance
and safety in all conditions. The brushless motor drive eliminates the risk of
rudder “hard over” due to hardware or software failures.
Enjoy a Longer Lasting System
Boating environments are harsh, especially on saltwater. So our SmartPump is
protected from the elements. SmartPump is engineered from corrosion-resistant
components, including anodized aluminum and nickel-plated steel parts.
Experience Advanced Autopilot Technology
With a Reactor 40 with SmartPump aboard your boat, you can have control
wherever you are on the boat. In addition to holding its course in virtually
all weather and wind conditions, the system can smoothly perform a variety of
preprogrammed trolling and search procedures. Plus, with a compatible Garmin
networked chartplotter and BlueChart g2 Vision charts (sold separately), you
gain optional features such as Auto Guidance¹, which automatically steers GPS
Stay in Control with Shadow Drive Technology
The Reactor 40 with SmartPump features patented Shadow Drive technology. This
gives you the security of knowing you maintain control, even when the
autopilot is engaged. The Shadow Drive system automatically disengages the
autopilot if the helm is turned, giving you the freedom to maneuver the boat.
The autopilot automatically re-engages when you hold a steady course.
Connect to Networked Devices
The Reactor 40 autopilot with SmartPump for hydraulically steered boats is
operated using up to 3 GHC™ helm control units. GHC communicates with the
autopilot system via your NMEA 2000® network, so autopilot heading data can be
shared easily with other devices. This enables MARPA and chart overlay when
connected to a Garmin chartplotter. An optional handheld wireless remote
control is also available; however, for the highest level of convenience,
control GHC using a compatible quatix® 3 or quatix 5 marine
Add Even More Peace of Mind
Add an optional GRF™ 10 rudder feedback sensor, and you can further enhance
the performance of your Reactor 40 autopilot with SmartPump.
1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe