State-of-the-Art VHF Features

Raymarine’s new Ray260 is a Class D, DSC-enabled, hard-wired handset.

Raymarine Ray260
The Raymarine Ray260 is a Class D, DSC-enabled VHF radio.Courtesy Raymarine

When you’re in a jam, there’s nothing better than a reliable, state-of-the-art VHF radio — and that’s exactly what the new Ray260 from Raymarine is.

This Class D, DSC-enabled VHF radio features a large LCD display and dedicated soft keys so you can jump to any desired function. The unit is friendly with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000, and, when used with a Raymarine AIS transceiver, gives you built-in, dual-channel AIS.

The Ray260 also lets you send pre-recorded messages to other DSC-enabled boats by using a digital voice mail and recording feature. The system can support two additional handsets and speakers.

Base price for the Ray260 is $699. See a full review in our September issue, or visit www.raymarine.com.