Released in June the latest Simrad MFD software update is packed with new technology and visual enhancements.

Updates include a series of radar-interface improvements and features focused on safety, like Dangerous Target Alert, and enhanced integration with partners.

Radar improvements make it easier to view, track and monitor vessels, and identify any that may be a risk to the user’s course. New icons for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and symbols for radar tracked targets allow greater risk discrimination and can be combined in a unified on-screen view.

Several features in the release enhance connectivity, comfort and control with product integrations including the CZone Control Bar for digital switching, SteadySteer support, Honda Eco Mode instrument bar and Mercury Smart Tow – each easily integrated into Simrad MFDs.

The new Dangerous Target Alert provides a simple diagram in a pop-up window that shows the range, the graphical bearing and heading of the vessel in relation to the operator’s vessel. Moving radar and AIS targets will now display a graduated trail showing the vessels’ post-position history for enhanced situational awareness.

New icons for radar-tracked targets and symbols for AIS targets also make for clearer viewing while the radar display’s new-look includes a more modern Plan Position Indicator (PPI) with clearer numbers and a scaled boat icon for the user’s vessel.



Navico embraces sustainability

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad Yachting, B&G® and C-MAP® brands, has hired its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, making sustainability one of its core strategic pillars across its brands, products, operations and production. 

Tara Norton joins Navico as Chief Sustainability Officer from French multinational Engie Impact, where she worked with its corporate and government clients to accelerate their transition to cleaner energy.

“By hiring Tara, Navico is poised to be a leader in the on-going paradigm shift as our industry moves towards more sustainable practices,” said Knut Frostad, CEO of Navico Group.

Norton’s expertise includes driving sustainable procurement and supply chain projects on issues including supply chain traceability and transparency, supplier engagement, climate change, human rights, labour rights, and supply chain finance.

All Navico’s brands have begun integrating sustainability into their plans, while Norton’s global perspective and know-how will create vertically integrated policies across the company.

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2021 Hutchwilco big for Navico

This year’s Hutchwilco Boat Show is another big one for Navico, with a huge range of Lowrance, B&G, Simrad Yachting and C-MAP products on display.

Lowrance will display the newly launched ActiveTarget live sonar, which shows high-resolution images of fish movements in real time and in detail so anglers can adjust presentations to trigger a strike and detect whether more than one predatory fish is active in the area.

Lowrance will also display the latest easy to use and easy to install Elite Fishing System (FS). From ActiveTarget Live Sonar and Active Imaging with Lowrance CHIRP Sonar to SideScan and DownScan Imaging, Elite FS offers anglers all the tools needed to find and catch more fish.

The recently launched Simrad NSSevo3S chartplotter and fishfinder is available in 9-, 12- and 16-inch models. Simrad’s NSSevo3S allows users to experience unprecedented levels of built-in functionality under all conditions. Every NSSevo3S system supports a variety of sportfishing and powerboating activities.

For sailors, B&G will show the Nemesis Sailing Display, a new generation of intelligent sailing data displays offering unparalleled visibility, with complete customisation or easy-to-use pre-set multi-function templates and automatic dashboards based on the point of sail.

Visit the show and speak to one of friendly sales staff at stand 245.

Navico partners with Stabicraft

Navico — parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands — has announced a partnership with premium New Zealand aluminium boat manufacturer Stabicraft.

For model year 2021, across the entire range, Simrad or Lowrance will be offered as factory fitted electronics options.

The 1450 Explorer, Frontier and 1550 Fisher models have the newly launched Lowrance Elite FS 7-inch Displays with Active Imaging™ Transducer with the option to upgrade to a 9-inch display.

The 1850 Fisher and 1850 Supercab models will be offered a Simrad NSSevo3s™ 7-inch Display, along with Active Imaging Transducer, again with an upgrade option to a 9-inch display.

All offshore Supercab, Centrecab and Ultracab models will have Simrad NSSevo3s 12- or 16-inch displays, along with the option to upgrade with radar, autopilot, engine integration and new Simrad Command digital switching solutions available on selected models – all factory fitted.

Stabicraft customers will benefit from simplified installation, including vessel certification, along with extended warranty periods on both the product and on-board support ensuring peace of mind when out on the water.





The SIMRAD® RS100 and RS100-B are the brand’s premium multi-station black box, customisable marine radio systems, the latter integrated with a Class-B AIS transceiver and GPS.

Both modular VHF systems are expandable up to eight handsets (four wired and four wireless) and four external speakers. The wireless handsets duplicate the radio display and controls on screens viewable under all lighting conditions.

All primary functions are accessible from the handset: channel scan and favourites, alphanumeric keypad, clear audio, handset station naming and 60-second audio rewind. And with inductive charging, you are only a push of a button away from staying in touch, anywhere on the boat.

The RS100-B system’s Class-B AIS receiver and transmitter monitors the location of all nearby AIS-enabled vessels in any weather conditions, night and day. AIS information can be viewed on the radio’s screen or via a compatible MFD as an overlay on a chart or radar screen.

The Class D DSC radio supports direct calling to other DSC-equipped radios. A dual-channel watch monitors the current channel and emergency channel 16. A record and replay feature ensures important calls are never missed.

The system includes one external speaker with additional outputs for up to four speakers and one optional loudhailer/foghorn.