BENNETT Marine’s new AutoTrim Pro automatically and actively levels the pitch and roll of most boats with trim tab systems – it’s like cruise control for your trim tabs.
Press one of two user-programmable ‘Favourite’ buttons and the system regulates the boat’s trim angle based on settings selected by the operator, and then holds that angle across a variety of speeds and shifting conditions. The operator can take manual control at any time by simply pressing any button on the Helm Display.
AutoTrim Pro is a performance upgrade you can really feel, engineered to make your boating experience even more enjoyable. AutoTrim Pro is designed to minimise bow rise, which improves planing time and visibility. Additional conditions ATP improves include listing, chine walking and porpoising – terms not all boaters know but have certainly experienced.
As an all-in-one trim tab control system, ATP combines myriad essential features into an easy-to-use, space-saving helm display. Features include automatic trim tab control, manual trim tab control, automatic tab retraction and trim tab position indication. Handy features in Manual and Auto mode include one-touch ‘All Up’ and ‘All Down’ buttons.
LED trim tab position indicators clearly display each trim tab’s position and flash to show automatic actuation activity in real time, with day and night brightness settings and two Favourites settings for Auto trim mode. The Auto tab retraction feature automatically retracts tabs when the boat’s ignition is turned off to curtail damage during hauling, trailering and storage.
Bennett Marine CEO Charles Sweet said, “This product is the culmination of two years of work, and over 50 years of experience and innovation in trim tab system engineering and manufacturing.” ATP consists of two main components: the Control Unit, which functions as the system processor; and the Helm Display, which is the user interface.
Installation is straight forward with plug-and-play connectors, and ATP is compatible with any Bennett trim tab system as well as many other manufacturer’s systems such as Lenco and Lectrotab. Electric and Hydraulic versions of AutoTrim Pro are available for both aftermarket and OEM applications.
The breakthrough simplicity of the AutoTrim Pro system allows Bennett Marine to offer pricing that makes it a compelling decision for boat manufacturers that spec their vessels with trim tabs. Adding ATP to existing trim tab systems is an inexpensive installation at your local dealer, and a straightforward task for a do-it-yourself boater with basic mechanical inclination.
To learn more about AutoTrim Pro, or where to order, visit harroldmarine.com.au or call 07 3277 6563.