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SI-TEAutopilot Wins Top Award from Boating Industry Magazine


The editors of Boating Industry Magazine have selected the SI-TEX SP-120C Autopilot to receive a 2021 Top Products Award.   This leading marine industry trade journal has presented these awards annually for the past eight years, highlighting the best products across the full spectrum of the boating business, including boats, motors, equipment, marine electronics, software and more.


The affordable, compact and easy-to-install SP-120C is an ideal autopilot solution for a wide range of boats up to 38-feet in length, including center consoles, sailboats and cruisers.  It has become especially popular with Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest anglers seeking an easy, affordable way to control their vessels while downrigger trolling for salmon.


The full-featured SP-120C comes paired with a powerful new nine-axis Gyro compass for quick course detection and steering control in challenging sea conditions.  It can work with or without a Rudder Feedback Unit based on installation preference, cutting down on cost and system complexity.  The compact 4.1”-square control head mounts practically anywhere and provides an easy-to-read color LCD display.


“Response to this new autopilot has been excellent, from both dealers and customers,” said Allen Schneider, Vice President, Sales of SI-TEX Marine Electronics.  “It goes to show that when you differentiate yourself from the rest of the market and put out a product that does more for less, and does it reliably, it will be a success.  Receiving this prestigious award from the editors of Boating Industry Magazine is icing on the cake,” added Schneider.


To learn more about the award-winning SP-120C — or the company’s full line of autopilots, radar, MFDs, AIS, satellite compasses and more — call SI-TEX Marine Electronics at (631) 996-2690 or visit


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