The new Raymarine VHF units include a compact model and an option for a built-in AIS receiver
American marine electronics giant Raymarine has unveiled its latest range of products at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
New to the VHF radios range, the Ray70 (pictured above) is being launched as the company’s flagship marine radio, with a built-in AIS receiver that should make installation simpler.
The new Ray60 and the compact Ray50 models have been updated with noise-cancelling technology, higher quality speakers and a new design to match the latest Raymarine displays.
Also confirmed at the Fort Lauderdale show is the news that Raymarine’s Lighthouse operating system will be getting an update before the end of the year.
Raymarine Lighthouse II Version 12 will allow skippers to view four videos feeds at once and use any one of them to take snapshots or record video.
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The update will be free to download from the Raymarine website, and the new VHF radios are priced as follows: Ray70 (£496+VAT), Ray 60 (£285+VAT), Ray 50 (£200+VAT). Additional microphones will be made available for £137 each (exc VAT).