Raymarine’s Top New VHF

The Ray70 streamlines multiple communication tools into a single device.

Ray70 VHF

Raymarine has a new flagship VHF — the Raymarine Ray70 Multifunction VHF Marine Radio — that was unveiled last week alongside the new Ray60 VHF and ultra-compact Ray50 VHF at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The Ray70 has an integral AIS receiver and can be combined with a RayMic remote to give boaters dual-station control and intercom capability. All three models have audiophile-quality speakers, noise-canceling technology and a design meant to complement Raymarine multifunction and glass-bridge displays.

Raymarine also announced LightHouse II Version 12, an upgrade for its multifunction navigation displays. The upgrade includes support for quad-split video display of IP video cameras, meaning users can view and record four live camera streams at the same time, as well as capture snapshots and video.

“Raymarine continues to deliver innovative, high-performance products that enhance safety and reduce stress so boaters can truly enjoy their time on the water,” FLIR President and CEO Andy Teich stated in a press release. “The new multifunction Ray70 radio dramatically enhances a vessel’s communications systems, and our latest release of LightHouse II transforms Raymarine navigation displays into powerful onboard video monitoring and recording systems.”

Prices will be $649 for the Ray70, $299 for the Ray60 and $249 for the Ray50. LightHouse II Version 12 and more information about all new products is available at www.raymarine.com.