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RAYMARINE Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots

Classic tiller pilot with powerful drive unit, improved waterproofing and advanced programming

Designed for tiller-steered sailboats to 10,000lb., the ST1000 Plus and ST2000 Plus can accept NMEA data directly for super accurate navigation to a waypoint. They're the only tiller auto pilots with LCD displays as standard equipment. And their simple six button keypad like all Autohelm series pilots can be customized for optimal steering of a wide range of boats. Increased waterproofing starts with a double shaft seal made from silicone rubber, which keeps water at bay. Intelligent software minimizes battery draw by reducing unnecessary corrections. The ST2000 Plus is like the 1000 Plus but with a more efficient recirculating ball drive for larger boats and greater loads.

  • Backlit LCD display of heading, locked course and navigational information
  • Integral fluxgate compass
  • AutoTack lets you handle the sheets, while the pilot tacks the boat and AutoSeastate intelligently keeps the boat on course while conserving power
  • Accepts NMEA data directly for accurate navigation to a waypoint
  • Intelligent software minimizes battery draw by reducing unnecessary corrections

ST2000 Plus Related Products

  • Wireless Controllers
    • S100 E15024
    • SmartController E15023

ST2000 Plus Related Parts

  • Documentation
    ST4000+ Tiller Pilot Handbook 81131

Electrical Assemblies

  • Mounting Sockets D002
  • Tiller Pilot Power Plug, 12V DC, for ST1000+, 2000+, 4000+ D337
  • Tiller Pilot Power Socket, 12V DC, for ST1000+, 2000+, 4000+ D338

Mechanical Assemblies

  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 1 inch. D003
  • 1 INCH TILLER BRACKET D009
  • 1.5 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D026
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 2 inches. D004
  • 2 INCH TILLER BRACKET D010
  • 2.0 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D027
  • 2.5 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D028
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 3 inch. D005
  • 3 INCH TILLER BRACKET D011
  • 3.0 INCH PEDESDAL ASSY D029
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 4 inch. D006
  • 4inch TILL BRKT ST 2000/4000 D159
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 5 inch. D007
    5in ST 2000/4000 TILLER BRKT D160
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 6 inch. D008
  • Cantilever Mounting Socket D031
  • Tiller Pins, Small Thread (5 pack) D014
  • TILLER PIN (PACKAGE OF 5) D001

ST1000+ and ST2000+ Tiller Pilots Handbook

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus Tiller Pilot 162011 A12004
In stock online.

$439.99

Autohelm Series ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilot 162029 A12005
In stock online.

$539.99

Product Description

Classic tiller pilot with powerful drive unit, improved waterproofing and advanced programming

Designed for tiller-steered sailboats to 10,000lb., the ST1000 Plus and ST2000 Plus can accept NMEA data directly for super accurate navigation to a waypoint. They're the only tiller auto pilots with LCD displays as standard equipment. And their simple six button keypad like all Autohelm series pilots can be customized for optimal steering of a wide range of boats. Increased waterproofing starts with a double shaft seal made from silicone rubber, which keeps water at bay. Intelligent software minimizes battery draw by reducing unnecessary corrections. The ST2000 Plus is like the 1000 Plus but with a more efficient recirculating ball drive for larger boats and greater loads.

  • Backlit LCD display of heading, locked course and navigational information
  • Integral fluxgate compass
  • AutoTack lets you handle the sheets, while the pilot tacks the boat and AutoSeastate intelligently keeps the boat on course while conserving power
  • Accepts NMEA data directly for accurate navigation to a waypoint
  • Intelligent software minimizes battery draw by reducing unnecessary corrections

ST2000 Plus Related Products

  • Wireless Controllers
    • S100 E15024
    • SmartController E15023

ST2000 Plus Related Parts

  • Documentation
    ST4000+ Tiller Pilot Handbook 81131

Electrical Assemblies

  • Mounting Sockets D002
  • Tiller Pilot Power Plug, 12V DC, for ST1000+, 2000+, 4000+ D337
  • Tiller Pilot Power Socket, 12V DC, for ST1000+, 2000+, 4000+ D338

Mechanical Assemblies

  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 1 inch. D003
  • 1 INCH TILLER BRACKET D009
  • 1.5 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D026
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 2 inches. D004
  • 2 INCH TILLER BRACKET D010
  • 2.0 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D027
  • 2.5 INCH PEDESTAL ASSY D028
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 3 inch. D005
  • 3 INCH TILLER BRACKET D011
  • 3.0 INCH PEDESDAL ASSY D029
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 4 inch. D006
  • 4inch TILL BRKT ST 2000/4000 D159
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 5 inch. D007
    5in ST 2000/4000 TILLER BRKT D160
  • Tiller Pilot Pushrod extension, 6 inch. D008
  • Cantilever Mounting Socket D031
  • Tiller Pins, Small Thread (5 pack) D014
  • TILLER PIN (PACKAGE OF 5) D001

ST1000+ and ST2000+ Tiller Pilots Handbook

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RaymarineAutohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a good unit. Makes sailing a joy

You can go sailing and Handel the sails with nobody helping you. Holds tiller when needed .I have one hooked up to a garmin 440s gets me to my way point safely.love this tiller...Read complete review

You can go sailing and Handel the sails with nobody helping you. Holds tiller when needed .I have one hooked up to a garmin 440s gets me to my way point safely.love this tiller pilot how did I sail without it!!!!.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good while it lasts

I have had two of these units, both failed after 3 years. The first leaked, the second just stopped holding course, both after very light use.The repair shop says the price of replacement...Read complete review

I have had two of these units, both failed after 3 years. The first leaked, the second just stopped holding course, both after very light use.The repair shop says the price of replacement circuit boards means it is not worth repairing them.At [$] a pop, this is NOT good. Wish I could find an alternative.

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4.0

I Love this product

By Scott

from Norwalk, CT

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Read
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Windvane Selfsteering

    Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

    I use the Autohelm ST1000 to drive my windvane self-steering system when I am powering or want to sail a compass course rather than a wind direction course.; i.e. for sailing along a coast and afraid the wind direction might change and head me towards shore.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    ST2000 Falls Short

    By Pacopanay

    from San Diego

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

      I didn't even install the ST 2000 Autohelm. I'd read all the reviews. Done all the research. But they don't even make a tiller pilot/autohelm that really replaces my old reliable Tiller Master that was built like a tank back 1972. It's still working, but becoming less reliable after 43 years of service. All the new autohelms built by Ray Marine and Simrad are too short, so even with extenders have to be mounted on the seat of my Newport 30 II cockpit. And, most of the reviews I've read about both mention them starting to falter in less than five years. I guess they really don't make them like they used to. I ended up getting a Simrad TP 32 tiller pilot. It's supposedly oversized for the weight of my boat, but I've found that's the way to go on replacing original equipment.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery took a week.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bang for the buck

      By Doc Burnham

      from Jacksonville Beach, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Extremely Heavy Seas

      Best Uses

      • Near Coastal

      Comments about Raymarine Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

      My 38' tiller steered Catamaran Sailboat came equipped with this device and the wired controller. As a backup, the tiller had rope with chocks to lock the tiller. I have put ~2k miles of coastal cruising in the Atlantic, and this is one of the most useful pieces on my boat. In 30' seas, it "searched" a bit but was good enough for me to sleep 15 mins at a time when pulling 3 day watches while soloing. It would allow me to run below and start coffee etc. It does not easily communicate with the Garmin system, so I use it independent of my Garmin(it can be rigged so for $1000 heading sensor). I have a used spare auto-tiller I bought incase this one broke, I plug it in once a season to make sure it still works but I've never had to use it. The wired controller was awesome but after 4 years it's time to replace as the buttons have failed and it looks like they have gone to a wireless system that requires batteries now which I am not keen on. The wire helps keep it on the boat too.

       
      5.0

      Very helpfull equipment.

      By Alexandre Back

      from Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

        Is a best eletronic equipment I have in my boat, easy to install and ease to use.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ST2000+

        By SV Sea Gamin

        from Nanaimo, BC. Canada

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

          This is my 3rd unit on three vessels, all 26'. Present unit is on a 26' Westerly Centaur, very stable platform but lacks lateral stability. The ST2000+ failed after 5 years and 7000 NM. The ST2000 + never leaked, but was well protected, two screw tabs broke probably due to too many maximum retraction and extensions, then circuit board failed (reason unknown). The unit is presently away for repairs so another was purchased for use and as a spare. I solo so it is required. Overall I have been happy with years of satisfactory service

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works great on 19' sloop

          By Steve

          from Maine

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

                I sail solo alot and am using this a a crew member.

                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Good while it lasts

                By JohnSailor

                from Crystal River FL

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Not Weather Resistant

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Outdoor
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

                I have had two of these units, both failed after 3 years. The first leaked, the second just stopped holding course, both after very light use.The repair shop says the price of replacement circuit boards means it is not worth repairing them.At [$] a pop, this is NOT good. Wish I could find an alternative.

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Singlehanders Review

                By Single hander

                from San Diego, Ca

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Reliable
                • Very easy to use
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Connector could improve

                Best Uses

                • Short handed or solo sail
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

                I do coastal sailing-single handed in a 25 foot boat a good deal. I used wind vanes prior to getting this unit. While I still use the vane often, I use the autopilot downwind and in tight situations (harbors, narrow channels, etc.). Yesterday I sailed 64 miles downwind using a chute and the autopilot handled it the whole time. Remarkable. Great unit.

                (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                ST2000plus is good

                By Gokuraku Tombo

                from Okinawa, JAPAN

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

                      Because the ST2000 plus can maintain the course, sailing can be done comfortably. I felt that there are a little a lot of angles when the tuck is done. If the tuck angle can be adjusted, it is convenient.

                      (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      difficult

                      By arcturus

                      from michigan

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                      • Doesnt hold a tight cours
                      • Hard to calibrate
                      • Hunts to much

                      Best Uses

                      • Not sure

                      Comments about Autohelm Series ST1000 Plus & ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilots:

                      I have tried to calibrate this unit three different times. the first seemed ok but the unit hunted to much constantly making 5 to ten degree swings. the second time with help from raymarine failed. the third time seemed ok but you would be heading along just fine then it wouldall of a sudden make a hard stareboard turn.....

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