FLIR has unveiled a new series of navigation displays called Raymarine Element S, promising all-weather performance, best-in-class speed and straightforward operation for yacht owners who want GPS navigation without sophisticated sonar.
Element S is available in 7-, 9-, and 12-inch models. There’s a 64-bit quad-core processor for speed, a built-in 10Hz GPS sensor, and support for charts from Raymarine’s LightHouseTM NC2, Navionics and C-Map.
Element S can be purchased with an optional Raymarine Quantum wireless chirp radar or an AIS receiver. There is NMEA 2000 connectivity for autopilot and VHF DSC integration, along with the display of sailing instruments, engine data and fuel tank level information. Element S allows storage of up to 5,000 waypoints in 200 groups, plus 50 routes and 15 tracks.
When will Element S be available? Raymarine dealers reportedly had it starting in mid-June, at a suggested retail price of $449.