Octopus | Octopus Autopilot Drive Systems
Why fight with the wheel...
Make life easy!
Power & Reliability
Whenever you need it!


Octopus offers a selection of autopilot drive systems that are engineered to deliver unparalleled performance and years of reliable service on a wide range of vessels. Whatever your auto steering needs, from fishing boats and sailboats to yachts of all sizes and commercial vessels, Octopus has the right drive for you.

High performance pumps with proven reliability for long life service on larger yachts and commercial vessels. Used in larger, heavy duty hydraulic steering systems where normal reversing pumps cannot be used

Fight the Wheel or Make life Easy! These Hydraulic Linear Drives offer low power consumption in a more flexible configuration for small spaces! 

Hydraulic Linear Drives for sailboats that use half the power consumption and provide twice the range of equivalent drives on the market.  

Our new gear pump offers industry leading reliability and performance in a smaller, lighter, quieter package.

 A patented piston pump offering pin point accuracy with half the power consumption of other pumps on the market. 

An autopilot drive for cable steered powerboats. It contain everything you need to easily install on boats with inboard, stern drive, or outboard engines.

The solution for those tight spaces on sailing yachts. Offers incredibly low power consumption and built in rudder feedback option. 

The robust professional solution for cable steered powerboats. The drive is mounted behind the dash and replaces the standard manual helm.

Complete with the tilt steering option for cable steered powerboats. Mounted behind the dash, it replaces the standard manual helm.

Unparalleled performance, reliability, and durability!

We have been designing, manufacturing and marketing Autopilot Drives for over 20 years.  We hold patents on several unique devices that enhance drive performance, and supply drives to most of the Marine Industry’s leading Autopilot manufactures for resale within their autopilot packages.

Hydraulic Steering Fluid

Steering Fluid Info

  • Engineered for use in all Hydraulic Steering systems
  • ISO 15 low temp mineral hydraulic fluid
  • Corrosion inhibited
  • Oxidation Resistant
  • Excellent anti-wear performance

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Find out what our clients from around the world are saying about our products and services. See all

The new Octopus Reversing Autopilot Pump works great on our 52' ketch Wyndspree. I sailed across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver in a 30-knot wind and the system performed perfectly. The autopilot allowed me to sail single handed at over 8 knots with the jib, missen and 3 reefs in the main.... read more

4 years ago you team helped me setting up my autopilot drive on my mini transat sailboat Pogo2 with Raymarine X10 pilot . I think it was one of the first cable drive used on a mini at that time. The goal was to sail the Single Handed Transpac from San Francisco to Hawaii.

I am very pleased that we have combined the Range of TMQ Autopilot’s with the Unique Octopus drive range to offer our customers the best professional solution available... 

Practical Boat Owner magazine in the UK was so impressed with the RS Sailboat Drive that they wrote a two page article in the August 2010 Edition. See the details here.




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