Networked chartplotter/radar - Raymarine competitors?

BlueSkyNick

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Raymarine seem to have cornered the market with the E80/120 range for networked chartplotters with radar option.

Garmin have networked chartplotters but no radar option. Ditto Simrad I believe.

Just window shopping at this stage, but would like to plan ahead.

Are there any others, or is it Hobson's choice albiet that might be a good one?
 

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Garmin do do radar units (GMR18), Furuno (Nav net2) have a good reputation and there are others but you need to talk to a specialist dealer. The Raymarine stuff is currently reletively cheap which may be why its popular. Are you shure you want networked? you do pay quite a bit extra for the network electronics and if you look at most comercial setups the have seperate radar and chartplotter next to each other, they probably have a good reason for doing it that way!
 

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Lots of competition...

There's a lot of competition in this market. Garmin, Furuno, Simrad and Lowrance all offer networked multi-function displays with radar capability. Raymarine's products are well-known and widely available. From my experience, I'd say they're particularly easy to use and quite good value.
 
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