Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has announced the new Simrad® RS40-B, the first VHF marine radio with AIS transmit and receive capability. Featuring a sleek design with wireless handset capability, removable fist microphone, Class D DSC functionality, built-in GPS and a Class B AIS Transceiver, the Simrad RS40-B takes VHF marine performance to another level. The integrated Class B AIS transceiver in the RS40-B can receive position data from other vessels like the original RS40, but is the first VHF marine radio capable of sharing its position with nearby AIS-equipped vessels, improving collision avoidance in crowded waterways. Position data of other vessels is clearly viewable on the Simrad RS40-B screen or can be overlaid on top of a chart or radar through a compatible multifunction display over NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000®.The Simrad RS40-B VHF radio is priced at $1335 AUD RRP and $1719 NZD RRP. SIMRAD® CRUISE
Simrad Yachting has launched Simrad® Cruise, the most intuitive chartplotter on the market. Designed for simple and straightforward navigation, Cruise features a simple, easy-to-use interface, sunlight viewable display, preloaded Australia and New Zealand charts, mounting bracket and sonar transducer. Taking ease of use to a new level, Simrad Cruise combines essential GPS features with depth finding capability to deliver safe and reliable navigation at an affordable price. Free from complicated fishing-specific sonar and networking features, Cruise eliminates the need for boaters to master complex electronics. The user interface is controlled with a rotary dial and keypad, ensuring smooth navigation through menus, and provides the vital information needed for a safe and enjoyable time on the water. The included transducer provides CHIRP sonar with excellent automatic depth tracking for worry-free operation without the need for fine-tuning or pre-programming. Available in 5, 7 and 9-inch display sizes this unit is IPX7 waterproof rated and ideal for installation in open air vessels such as bay, deck, ski and wakeboard boats, bow riders and tenders, and can be conveniently flush mounted or bracket-mounted. RRP pricing starts at $699 AUD/$809 NZD for the Cruise-5, $799 AUD/ $929 NZD for the Cruise-7 and $1099 AUD/ $1279 NZD for the Cruise-9,all including Navionics Aus/NZ chart and 83/200 skimmer transducer. For more information on Simrad Cruise or the brand’s entire line of marine electronics, please visit www.simrad-yachting.com.