Dream Helm Station
Throughout their travels up and down the eastern seaboard, the virtual crew of the 70-foot virtual motor yacht, You Wish, will rely heavily on their electronics. Since the Chesapeake, the Intracoastal Waterway and New England pose differing navigational challenges—and since our checkbook is as virtual as our yacht—You Wish’s nav station is specced with a full compliment of top-shelf gear, from high-definition radar and satellite antennas to Class-A AIS and thermal-imaging equipment that’s all networked together, either via the NMEA 2000 (N2K) backbone, Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Redundancy, stability and compatibility were the criteria for selection, as were cutting-edge features and great user interface. Because of this, You Wish’s helm station represents today’s top-of-the-line marine-electronics equipment for a vessel of her size and itinerary, and can serve as a reference point for owners upgrading or commissioning for a similar cruise.
Multi-Function Displays (MFDs)
You Wish is equipped with three 14.1-inch-wide touchscreen Furuno TZTouch MFDs ($7,695 each) and a single NavNet 3D Black Box Processor ($9,600). Two TZT14s are situated at her main helm, while the third unit is at the flying-bridge helm. The NavNet 3D Black Box Processor is connected to two 24-inch Hatteland X-series HD 24T21 MMD monitors ($5,455 each), giving the crew a jumbo touchscreen display at both helms. Also, the TZTouch’s built-in Wi-Fi allows the networked MFDs to be wirelessly controlled by third-party tablets/smartphones via Furuno’s NavNet Remote app (iOS- and Android-friendly). You Wish cruises with full cartography for the entire East Coast, including 3D charts.
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