The Optimus Electronic Power Steering System is Optional Equipment for the 28XS
Optimus EPS Car-like Response
This new and innovative product was developed because boating operators are asking for increased comfort, lighter steering loads and car-like steering response when on the water. Optimus EPS by SeaStar is the ULTIMATE choice for your twin outboard boat. The Optimus Electronic Power Steering system for twin outboard configurations is very similar to the power steering in your car. Optimus EPS will provide operators ease of control when steering their boat at speed and lighten the steering load during low speed maneuvers.
The operator can electronically fine-tune boat handling performance to provide a customized feel with the following features:
- Adjustable, speed sensitive helm turns, wheel effort and steering response.
- Adjustable number of helm turns lock to lock.
Certified Autopilot Systems
Optimus EPS easily interfaces with Optimus EPS certified third-party autopilot systems, including Garmin® GHP 20 and Raymarine® SPX-40 models, eliminating the lengthy installation and purging procedure.
Ultimate In Electronic Power Steering
The key components to the Optimus Electronic Power Steering System (EPS) are the patented Optimus EPS electronic helm that connects via CAN Bus to a Pump Control Module (PCM) that operates individual hydraulic pumps. The pumps are connected to specially engineered electro-hydraulic “SmartCylinders” that control individual movement of the outboard engines. The Optimus EPS system replaces the traditional hydraulic steering system without the need for tie bars. The Optimus EPS system exceeds North American ABYC and European ISO Standards — recognized symbols of quality assurance for boat builders and boaters alike.