New @ Newport
Both Simrad and B&G are debuting exciting new products at the Newport Boat Show.
Zeus Multifunction Displays
The powerful, feature-packed Zeus multifunction navigation displays provide dedicated functions designed specifically for sailors and offer full integration with GPS, Broadband Radar, AIS, weather, entertainment and digital switching. Sailors will appreciate the new GRIB weather-file display and animation, along with true wind speed and direction, and barometric pressure. And, something every voyaging sailor needs – forecast planning! The new system allows users to scroll through forecasts to plan navigation consistent with conditions along with powerful WindPlot histogram displays for analyzing breezes allowing sailors to make better-informed navigation decisions.
NSO Offshore Navigation System
Simrad introduces the new NSO Offshore new premium series of large multifunction display systems, based on the Simrad NSE platform and offering astute yachtsmen best-in-class radar, autosteering and sonar and chartplotter technology from Simrad Yachting. The new system gives boaters complete access to a range of integrated functions and is compatible with previous Simrad technology like Simrad BR24 Broadband Radar™, HD Digital Radar and BSM-1 Broadband Sounder™ module; StructureScan™ sonar imaging; WM-2 SIRIUSâ satellite weather module; the Simrad GS15 High Speed 5Hz GPS antenna and SonicHubÔ multi-zone audio entertainment system. In addition the navigation system is fully Navionicsâ Platinum+ compatible and incorporates TurboView™ for enhanced 2D and 3D viewing capabilities.
Simrad also will introduce a new VHF Range – the RS10U, RS25U and HH33
Three rugged and reliable VHF radios — the fixed-mount, single-station RS10U, the multi-station capable RS25U, and the handheld HH33U VHF/GPS incorporate proven marine radio technology and signature Simrad engineering for the high-tech boater. The Simrad RS10U fixed-mount VHF offers fully compliant Digital Select Calling (DSC) capabilities. Featuring a custom LCD screen with a static 4-line display, the VHF provides channel names, GPS position, GPS speed, GPS course or time, and DSC messages. The RS10U allows boaters to program three favorite channels for easy selection and features call logs with instant call back capability. When connected to a GPS, boat position is also displayed. You want innovation…The new RS25U has a super-large custom LCD screen and is the only VHF on the market that accommodates up to two optional wireless handsets via 2.4 GHz Bluetooth for control over both DSC and basic radio functionality. Using DSC capabilities, the RS25U also offers the “Track-Your-Buddy” function that allow buddy-boaters to pinpoint and display on the radio the exact location of up to three other vessels at user-programmable time intervals. Additional features include a rotary channel selector knob with an easy press-to-enter function, instant access to three favorite channels, weather forecasts and a “happy fish” fishing condition indicator.
Out This Week @ IBEX
Aquatic AV Sports Alert
Sports Alert installs on a ski rope. The skier can press red or green buttons to blink green or red LEDs on the boat dash to tell the driver to speed up, slow down or stop. There is also an audio timed alert. The system also alerts the boat driver when a skier has fallen. An IBEX 2010 Innovation Awards nominee.
Garmin GPSMAP 740/740S
The GPSMAP 740/740s is the first touchscreen controlled standalone marine chartplotter with radar capability and built-in sonar (“s” models only). Their extra-wide panoramic displays bring fully menu-drive touchscreen control and radar interface to a compact standalone chartplotter. Now you can add a new level of functionality to your vessel. Featuring a 7-inch WVGA color display, the GPSMAP 740/740s has a built-in high sensitivity GPS receiver for fast satellite acquisition times, and offers unprecedented extremes of brightness for daytime readability and super low-level dimming for optimum night vision. An IBEX 2010 Innovation Awards nominee.
AnchorSuit “Designed with the Discerning Boater in Mind”
The AnchorSuit™ is a neoprene wet suit-type cover for the fluke anchor, which softens all impact points of the anchor. We all know just how sharp the fluke anchor is with all those pointed and jagged edges. They can damage our topsides as well as our selves! So with this in mind, the AnchorSuit™ was created to prevent the anchor from causing damage and injury to boats and boaters alike. The AnchorSuit™ comes in three sizes – small, medium and large, to accommodate fluke anchors up to 13 pounds, which makes it applicable for most boats under 30 feet.