Cyclone storms in

Cyclone, Raymarine’s latest solid-state open-array radar, delivers rugged performance and unmatched situational awareness in an innovative and stylish package crammed with technology.

Available in 3-, 4- and 6-foot array spans and two power output options, there’s a Cyclone radar for every vessel, including trailer boats. Due to space and styling constraints, smaller vessels including trailer boats have tended to favour closed-array (dome) radars which generally perform less well than open-array units.

Each Cyclone model features innovative detection technologies, including RangeFusion, fast 60rpm rotation and a Bird Mode that Raymarine believes sets it apart from the rest.

The unit’s striking design takes its cues from an aircraft’s wing. Indeed, Raymarine undertook extensive wind tunnel testing to get the antenna and pedestal shapes just right. Rated to operate in up to 100 knots of wind speed, Cyclone works perfectly on the fastest of boats and in the most extreme weather conditions.

At 335mm tall, Cyclone’s low profile provides adaptability and easy installation on a wide range of boats. At only 23kg, Cyclone is Raymarine’s lightest open-array radar, with the three-foot array providing superior open-array performance from installations in tight spaces. A stylish pedestal design and cable gland conceals the cables for a cleaner, sleeker installation.

Using CHIRP pulse compression and beam sharpening technology, Raymarine claims Cyclone offers superior target separation and long-range resolution, while its fast 60rpm rotation ensures 360° awareness and real time target tracking. Combined with doppler tracking to simplify distinguishing between safe and dangerous targets, and professional-grade ARPA tracking capable of monitoring up to 50 targets at once, Cyclone delivers unmatched situational awareness.


Cyclone is compact, streamlined and powerful

Serious anglers will be excited about Cyclone’s superior bird location performance, for which the system has been specifically tuned. Enhanced Cyclone Bird Mode uses CHIRP pulse compression to quickly locate distant flocks of birds shadowing schools of fish.

RangeFusion combines short and long pulses into a single high-clarity radar image. Short-pulse imaging is optimised for targets close by while long-pulse imaging renders targets at longer ranges. Cyclone simultaneously delivers short- and longrange targets displayed as a single easy-to-interpret radar image.

Cyclone offers two levels of high-power, solid-state performance to choose between while different array spans offer unprecedented installation flexibility.

Cyclone 55-watt with 3-, 4-, or 6-foot array options offers 6kW equivalent magnetron performance; Cyclone Pro offers 110-watt (12kW equivalent magnetron) performance with the same array choices. BNZ

LUSTY AND BLUNDELL, NEW ZEALAND’S RAYMARINE AGENT, EXPECTS THE FIRST CYCLONE UNITS BY THE END OF NOVEMBER. CYCLONE RADAR IS EXPECTED TO RETAIL FROM $11,699 INCL GST. WWW.LUSTY-BLUNDELL.CO.NZ