Simrad Named Best Autopilot

Simrad, owned by Navico - the world’s largest marine electronics company - announced this week that its professional-grade autopilot system, the Simrad AP80, received "Best Autopilot" in this year’s National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product Awards. Continuing a long-standing tradition as an industry favorite, the honor represents the 43rd NMEA … [Read more...]

Simrad Installed On African Illegal Fishing Patrol Boats

Pete Bethune's new amphibious vessel, christened "Sealegs", was launched in Auckland on April 20. Equipped with a full suite of electronics including the Simrad NSS Multifunction Display, 4G Broadband Radar and Structurescan the boat will be deployed in fisheries patrols off the west coast of Africa. "The Simrad navigation package is ideal for a small patrol vessel such as … [Read more...]

Panbo Reviews Simrad 4G Radar

The excellent marine electronics blog Panbo has reviewed Simrad's new 4G broadband radar. They write: In my view, 4G truly is a significant upgrade from the original BR24 and its 3G successor. It does have more power, better range, and better horizontal resolution. Higher possible automated rotation speed will no doubt improve close-in tracking of fast targets (I only got … [Read more...]

The Best Boating Radar For Professionals

What happens when the radar stops rotating? In the case of new radar technology the answer is better picture quality and navigation. Simrad, Raymarine and Garmin radar interfaces. During the past 12 months gCaptain has extensively tested three radar systems, each utilizing a radar antenna and a multifunction display (aka. MFD or chartplotter - the unit that displays the … [Read more...]