EV-400 Sail Pilot

Autopilot for large sailboats with mechanical steering

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EV-400 Sail Pilot

EV-400 Sail Overview

The EV-400 Sail Pilot is the perfect solution for large sailboats with mechanical steering.

The EV-400 Sail Pilot kit includes the p70s color, pushbutton autopilot controller, EV-1 sensor core, ACU-400 actuator control unit, rotary rudder feedback unit, and an Evolution cabling kit.   

Choose any Type 2 or Type 3 mechanical linear, rotary or hydraulic linear autopilot drive unit to complete the system.

EV-400 Sail Pilot Key Features

  • Suitable for large sailboats with mechanical steering systems
  • Works Type 2 or Type 3 mechanical linear, rotary, or hydraulic linear drives
  • Rotary rudder feedback sensor kit included
  • SeaTalkNG/NMEA2000 for networking with instruments and chartplotters
  • Requires no complicated setup or autopilot calibration. 
  • Includes the EV-1 sensor core. An intelligent 9-axis heading sensor that uses aerospace guidance technology to adapt and evolve to changing sea conditions and vessel dynamics
EV-1 intelligent sensor core

EV-400 Sail Pilot

The EV-400 Sail autopilot pack includes the EV-1 heading sensor, ACU400 actuator control unit, p70s color autopilot controller, rudder reference unit and an Evolution SeaTalkng cabling kit.  

EV-400 Sail Pilot Pack (suitable for Type 2 & 3 drives)

SKU: T70161
EV-400 Sail Pilot Pack (suitable for Type 2 & 3 drives)
  • Works with Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 mechanical or hydraulic drives.

  • Includes p70s control head

  • EV-1 Sensor Core Included

  • Includes ACU-400 actuator control unit

  • Rotary rudder reference sensor included

EV-400 Sail Resources

Drive clutch output

Up to 2.0 A continuous, selectable between 12 / 24 V

Drive current output

Maximum continuous 15 A at supply voltage


Width: 285 mm (11.2 in), Height: 211.5 mm (8.3 in), Depth: 64.5 mm (2.5 in)


2.2 kg (4.84 lbs)

Relative humidity

Max. 93%

Waterproof rating

Drip resistant

Storage temperature

-30 °C to +70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F)

Operating temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (-4 °F to 131 °F)


Europe: 2004/108/EC, Australia and New Zealand: C-Tick, Compliance Level 2

Power consumption (standby) - main power supply

300 mA (12 / 24 V)

Power output to SeaTalkng bus

3 A @ 12 V (fuse protected at 3 A)

Power consumption (standby) - SeaTalkng bus

20 mA (12 V)

Nominal supply voltage

12 / 24 V dc

Operating voltage range

10.8 V dc to 31.2 V dc

LEN (NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number)


What's in the box?


ACU unit




Screws (pan head type)


SeaTalkng spur to bare wires cable 1 m (3.3 ft)