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Furuno NAVpilot-300 Gesture Controller

PROs:

  • Compatible with Volvo Penta IPS, Yamaha Helm MasterTM, Yanmar 8LV engines and Seastar Optimus360 Joystick
  • Each time the boat goes to sea, the software learns about sea conditions and automatically makes adjustments

CONs:

4kW Radar Antenna In A Compact 19" Radome

PROs:

  • Single-wire solution results in a very simple installation
  • Works with NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 systems
  • The DRS4DL+ spins at a fixed 24RPM, and has range scales from 1/8 nm to 36 nm

CONs:

  • It is not compatible with NavNet 3D

Furuno FCV-587 Fish Finder

PROs:

  • Dual-Frequency 50/200 kHz
  • Large variety of transducer options
  • Installation hardware is included

CONs:

  • NMEA 0183 devices which use wiring that is part of the power cable may experience interference
  • No built-in NMEA 2000 capability

Furuno BR500 BNWAS

PROs:

  • Meets IMO resolution MSC.128(75) for BNWAS
  • Quick access push keys for Navigation Officer's Call and Emergency Call
  • Set-up menu is protected by password

CONs:

Furuno NavNet TZTouch

PROs:

  • TimeZero technology allows for speed and virtually no redraw during operation
  • Wireless connectivity provides free weather forecast and a POI database
  • Has a combination of mechanical and touchscreen functions

CONs:

  • Inability to display COG and SOG sourced from a Furuno GP33
  • Android version of mobile app for MFD control not yet available

Furuno FA50 Class B AIS

PROs:

  • Maxsea PC software included
  • Integrates easily with NavNet 3D
  • 12 or 24 VDC options

CONs:

  • Installation cables not included
  • VHF antenna not included

Furuno BBDS1

PROs:

  • Cruising or fishing modes
  • Furuno Digital Filter (FDF) feature for a clearer picture
  • Works with NavNet software

CONs:

  • Only works to depths of 2500 ft.
  • Requires additional sensors for some features
  • Requires additional sensors for some features

Furuno DRS2D Radar

PROs:

  • Automatically adjusts pulse lengths to 24/36/48 rpm
  • Offers 24 NM of scanning from just 5.2 degrees of beam width
  • Integrates with other navigation tools through network port

CONs:

  • Cannot be installed near exhaust where temperatures could exceed 55 degrees Celsius
  • Shortest scanner compared to all competitors
  • Cruder resolution than competitors

Furuno Navpilot 700 Series Autopilot

PROs:

  • Includes on-screen activation set-up wizard
  • One-touch mode selection enables flexible steering and course control
  • Includes two optional safety features, Safe Helm and Power Assist

CONs:

  • Many options available can be confusing
  • Black and white display screen

Furuno GP33 Instrument Display

PROs:

  • Large bright instrument display
  • Standalone GPS capabilities
  • Can be powered from an N2K backbone

CONs:

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