News | Octopus Autopilot Drive Systems


Canada Metal Pacific Limited (CMP) has been acquired by Ironbridge Equity Partners. Ironbridge purchased majority... read more

The Vulcan anchor has an instant set, self-launching... read more

Martyr Anodes, a subsidiary of the CMP Group, is leading the way in being an eco-conscious manufacturer by providing boaters cathodic protection that is not toxic in the form of aluminum anodes. As a bonus for their more environmentally friendly... read more

Skipper Germany Magazine May 2016

The “S” & Remote Drive systems have been highlighted in the May 2016 issue of Skipper Deutschland (Germany) Magazine. The article goes into detail on the Lowrance , Garmin and TMQ pilots set up with Octopus Autopilot Drives.


Every year, more than 60 students from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada come together to design and build a fully autonomous sailboat, a SailBot. But this year, the SailBot team is taking it a step further and building a... read more

Over the last five years the RS Drive System has been in service on hundreds of yachts, and has proven itself to be another highly reliable product from Octopus Autopilot Drives.  Based on this experience the push-pull steering cable has also... read more

A complete autopilot system consists of a number of components:

  • The Autopilot Course Computer provides the “intelligence” of the Autopilot System.  It monitors inputs from sensors, provides feedback to the user, and provides... read more

Sailboats Steering Systems
Fall into 3 main categories:

- Tiller Steering: Simplest type of steering; very few parts involved

- Hydraulic Steering: Same principal as for power boats with the... read more