Athene

Steering gear

The rudder is mounted well protected in the extension of the keel. A mechanical wheel steering with Bowden cables controls the rudder. In case of need, an emergency tiller can be fitted which can be operated from the cockpit. In addition, the ship has two independent autopilot systems, a wind pilot wind vane and an electro-hydraulic autopilot from B&G. The electronic gyro compass keeps the ship very well on course.