HanseYachts partners with Raymarine

Marine electronics manufacturer Raymarine has signed an OEM supply contract with HanseYachts, the world’s second-largest builder of sailing yachts.

Hanse who manufactures the popular Sealine and Moody Yachts brands are just the latest in a long line of top international boat builders choosing to partner extensively with Raymarine.

Using the recent Cannes Yachting Festival to unveil their new Hanse 410 fast cruiser, Hanse also took the opportunity to showcase Raymarine’s sophisticated new Performance Sailing system.

Combining Raymarine’s new Alpha Series display, Smart Wind Technology and RSW Series Wind sensors, with performance sailing upgrades to the company’s popular LightHouse operating system for Axiom chartplotters, the new system revolutionises tactical awareness and decision making for both club racers and cruising sailors.

Raymarine’s Performance Sailing products are available through Lusty and Blundell’s nationwide network of branches and leading marine dealers.



Raymarine’s new CAM300 mini day-night IP camera is a compact, high definition, fully waterproof camera that transforms an Axiom MFD display into a powerful onboard video observation system.

The new CAM300 is 40% smaller and is a wider field-of-view visible camera than its predecessors. It is also equipped with an HD video sensor that can be used to monitor blind spots or check in on the crew.

The CAM300 can also be combined with an AR200 sensor to enable ClearCruise Augmented Reality, a user experience that overlays AIS targets, waypoints and chart objects directly onto an Axiom high-definition video display.

Rated IP66, the CAM300 is easy to install with either a direct 12-volt connection or a single Power over Ethernet (POE) cable. The reduced footprint means there are more options about where it can be mounted.

The CAM300’s 3MP CMOS sensor ensures up to 1080p resolution with users able to view up to four CAM300 video streams simultaneously on single Axiom display.

Built-in infrared emitters deliver excellent near-field low light visibility up to 10m.


Raymarine’s LightHouse 4 update

Raymarine’s new LightHouse 4.1.75 operating system for Axiom displays and the RVX1000 RealVision 3D module boasts some real advantages for keen Kiwi fishers.

The new software package, which is free for Axiom owners to download, features a number of new enhancements, many targeted at the way New Zealanders go fishing.

“As our aluminium boats have got better and better, more and more Kiwis have been heading further offshore,” says Mark Milburn, managing director of Raymarine’s New Zealand distributor, Lusty and Blundell Ltd. “They have also been installing bigger and more sophisticated electronics packages and fitting multiple battery banks.

“That combination of powerful electronics, close together in a relatively small aluminium boat, and the aeration often encountered in rough water can pose problems for those targeting big fish in offshore conditions. LightHouse 4 improves those issues and provides greatly enhanced, consistently clear, bottom tracking and target acquisition, regardless of the sea state.”

Other enhancements include greatly improved diagnostic sonar recording and an expanded library of species-specific fish icons, making it easy to see at a glance what fish are likely to be caught at fishers’ favourite waypoints.

LightHouse 4.1.75 also boasts expanded NMEA2000 battery monitoring, enabling owners to quickly detect, monitor, and alarm compatible batteries and battery banks on the network and enhanced connectivity with Mercury’s VesselView app, including Skyhook virtual anchoring and fluid level checking.

Raymarine’s new LightHouse 4 operating system is suitable for all Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL MFDs and is now available and free to download using the Axiom’s software update feature or from http://www.raymarine.eu/multifunction-displays/lighthouse3/



Cyclone Pro is the latest of Raymarine’s award-winning CHIRP radars. Its additional power, which complements other innovative elements of the Cyclone design, exceeds that of other radars and places it in the professional category.

At only 110 watts, Raymarine’s new Cyclone Pro boasts the same power as a 12kW standard open array radar.

This additional power also ensures that the Cyclone Pro can detect even very weak targets such as spherical navigation and fishing buoys and small or distant flocks of birds.

Using modest amounts of microwave energy, the Cyclone Pro’s power gives owners an extended range. In adverse conditions this increased power enables the Cyclone Pro to clearly identify and display both close range and distant targets.

Cyclone Pro radars employ the latest CHIRP pulse compression and beam-sharpening technology, combined with Raymarine’s unique new RangeFusion™. They are built to withstand up to 100 knots of wind, and thanks to their fast 60rpm rotational speed, can deliver 360-degree awareness and accurate tracking of up to 100 distinct ARPA targets in real-time, even when the vessel is at full speed.

Raymarine’s new Cyclone Pro radars integrate with Raymarine Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL chartplotter multifunction displays, are backed by Raymarine’s three-year warranty. They are  now available through Lusty and Blundell’s nationwide network of marine dealers and at their three showrooms in Albany, Whangarei and Tauranga.



LightHouse 4: easier to operate, personalise

Raymarine’s next generation OS, LightHouse 4 redefines the user experience.

Available free for all Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL MFDs, LightHouse 4’s simplified menus make tapping into the power of Axiom faster and easier while longer, nested pull-up menus are more intuitive to read and operate.

LightHouse apps that integrate control or provide information from marine integration partners like Seakeeper, Victron, Lumishore and a host of others can now be launched directly from the LightHouse Home Screen while key apps are viewable in split-screen configurations. The MOB touch key has been relocated to share prominent space on the Home Screen.

LightHouse 4 also takes integration with Mercury Marine Vessel View to the next level with Active Exhaust Volume control, a new and refined Engine Data Summary page, Mercury on board diagnostics and more.

LightHouse 4 also supports Navionics Platinum+TM charts’ high-resolution bathymetric data and satellite imagery, showing multi-layer control for relief charts, SonarChart shading and sonar chart history, plus router support and multi-zone audio for Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio via YachtSense Link.

Personalising an Axiom MFDs’ look and performance by creating dynamic dashboard tiles to stay informed of real-time instrument and navigation data and add a favourite photo to the Home Screen background.

Raymarine’s LightHouse 4 operating system is free to download using Axiom’s software update feature or from http://www.raymarine.eu/multifunction-displays/lighthouse3/. See it at the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show.



RAYMARINE’s NEW LIGHTHOUSE UPDATE Guadeloupe (v3.15), offers practical new features and enhancements for Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro and Axiom XL MFD systems.

Guadeloupe’s new Anchor Drag Wizard provides step-by-step anchoring guidance, an an intuitive on-screen display of the boat’s anchor swing radius and drag circles.

A new Shallow Depth Alarm sounds when the water below the keel drops below a certain depth and can be set in 0.1m increments.

With Guadaloupe, SmartCraft engine data can be viewed in both horizontal and vertical split-screens, as well as in full-screen and pullout sidebar.

Guadeloupe’s updated Polar Library now includes over 470 popular cruising and racing sailboats so skippers can take advantage of the system’s laylines and polar performance targets to help reach performance targets.

Using Bluetooth, the Axiom range can be controlled using the iKey range of keyboards and trackpads.

A pin-protected Settings Lock applies to boat details, WiFi settings (including radar pairings), Bluetooth settings and depth transducer settings, preventing accidental loss of settings.

Raymarine’s new Guadeloupe LightHouse 3.15 is free to download using the Axiom’s software update feature or from http://www.raymarine.eu/multifunction-displays/lighthouse3/


L&B tech road show

Lusty & Blundell has undertaken a comprehensive winter road show, highlighting the latest advances and innovations in marine technologies.

The tour, which will initially target technical dealers and marine electricians, will showcase ground-breaking products such as the award-winning CTEK CS Free portable battery charger, Vesper Marine’s innovative Cortex VHF/monitoring/control system, lithium batteries, electric outboards and trolling motors, and the latest range of Raymarine marine electronics.

The road show will also feature new marine camera technology from FLIR and the latest updates to Raymarine’s innovative LightHouse operating system.

The informative road show will initially be held in Lusty & Blundell’s three branches at Albany, Whangarei and Tauranga.



The Raymarine Digital Boat Management System gives trailer boat owners, dealers and service agents the ability to control and access information at the touch of a finger.

The Raymarine Digital Boat Management System ensures information, including user guides, manuals, documents with manufacturers’ specifications and dates and service records, is accessible on the vessel’s MFD screen.

The latest iteration of the onboard management system includes the AnyDesk App, which allows Raymarine techs to remotely dial in and assess onboard issues and provide support – great for the owner and the service person.

When integrated with digital switching systems such as CZone, EmpirBus or YachtSense, Raymarine’s Digital Boat Management System’s rich custom graphics provide unique monitoring of connected onboard systems.

From the MFD screen, owners can quickly check trolling motor and house battery charges, fuel and water levels. They can also control pumps, lights and the stereo system.

The Raymarine Digital Boat Management System will be displayed and demonstrated on the Lusty & Blundell stand at Auckland’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in May.



The AnyDesk remote access app, one of the latest additions to the Raymarine LightHouse apps family, is a real game changer for technical support teams and dealers.

Released as part of the latest LightHouse software update, AnyDesk allows support technicians to remotely access a customer’s Axiom system and quickly and efficiently diagnose and resolve issues.

Customers simply connect their Axiom to the internet using a wireless network or mobile hotspot, open the AnyDesk app and provide the code to a technical support person in order to begin a remote session.

The technician can then view their entire system in real time and perform diagnostic and system checks in order to quickly locate and resolve network or system issues.

For more information or to book a remote session with an experienced Lusty & Blundell technician, simply email service@lusty-blundell.co.nz

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Edgartown 3.13 is the latest update to Raymarine’s popular LightHouse operating system for the Axiom range, offering owners more control over their onboard systems, more safety and greater access to technical support.

For those using CZone digital switching, Edgartown allows users to automatically populate their Axiom displays with all their digital switches, without the need for any additional graphics files or tools.

Edgartown now features a full-colour radar overlay. For compatible systems, the doppler functionality can also be overlaid with green and pink to signify outbound and inbound traffic. The new update also includes new radar/chart range sync controls and waypoint location icons. Also new is the Oscar Collison Avoidance App.

Accessed from the LightHouse Apps menu, Oscar is a thermal and visible camera system designed to detect floating hazards and prevent collisions. Raymarine’s AnyDesk remote desktop app allows users, dealers and technical support teams to access an Axiom display from a remote PC or tablet using the internet – great for training, troubleshooting and remote system configuration.

The Edgartown LightHouse 3.13 operating system for Axiom, Axiom Pro and Axiom XL multifunction displays is free to download using the Axiom’s software update feature or from http:// www.raymarine.eu/multifunctiondisplays/lighthouse3/.

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THE LATEST UPDATE to Raymarine’s new LightHouse3 operating system includes the ability to seamlessly integrate CZone digital switching with a much anticipated auto-populate feature.

Digital switching allows owners to greatly simplify the installation of their onboard marine electrical systems with full control from their Raymarine MFD.

Auto-populating takes a simple plug-and-play approach to CZone integration. With an existing config file onboard, the user can choose to build basic circuit pages without needing a dedicated graphics file.

Alternatively, Raymarine’s dedicated graphics tool can be used to build a fully customised user interface that suits the owner’s needs. Add a page hop function and owners can seamlessly transition between bespoke switching pages that transform the switching interface and simplifies onboard electrical and monitoring systems.