Raymarine multi-function displays and autopilot control heads instrument

Marine electronics and navigation guru, Errol Cain has supervised the installation of marine electronic systems into thousands of Riviera luxury cruisers in his 22 years experience. This issue Errol will discuss the range of Raymarine multi-function displays.

Product updates

Raymarine : Displays

Following on from the popular e-7 7" multi function display released at the Sydney International Boat show last year, Raymarine have now released the bigger 9" and 12" units. There will be a 15" or 16" unit later this year to complete the range. The units come as chart plotter only (c/e-95, c/e-125) or with the option of a built in 600w fishfinder (c/e-97, c/e-127).  All units can take the current DSM300 (up to 1kw) or new CP450 CHIRP sounder. The features of these new displays can be seen in the chart attached.

Feature comparison between c and e are as follows;


  • Non touch
  • 1 x video input
  • 1100 nits brightness 


  • Hybrid touch
  • 2 x video input (with optional cable)
  • 1 x video output (with optional cable)
  • 1500 nits brightness

One of the best features of the new c/e series displays is that now for the first time you can mix and match between c and e series displays. Size is no barrier either and any size may be in a system. An example of this may be 2 x e-125 12" displays on the flybridge, 1 x c-95 9" in the cockpit and 1 x e-7 7" in the owners/skippers cabin. There is full flexibility between models and size.

All the new displays can also take the full array of add ons like Radar, Sounder, AIS etc.

Click here for Raymarine Multifunction Displays brochure


Raymarine : CHIRP sonar

Raymarine have now released the CP450 ClearPulse CHIRP sonar with depth performance up to 10,000 feet

How ClearPulse™ CHIRP Works

Conventional sonar's transmit and listen at a single frequency with each pulse The CP450C CHIRPS across a wide spectrum of sonar frequencies simultaneously
Conventional Sonar ClearPulse™ CHIRP sonar
The CP450C's CHIRP transmission allows more sonar power to penetrate the water. 10x more power when compared to conventional echo sounders.

CHIRP sounders will revolutionise the fishing industry with the depth and clarity that can be achieved. Target separation with CHIRP sonar technology is something not previously seen in non commercial sounders.

Unfortunately only the new c/e series displays are compatible with CHIRP sonar as this runs a completely new architecture from previous Raymarine displays.

The good news is that Raymarine have made a bezel that allows the new c/e series (CHIRP compatible) to fit right into the older C/E classic series or C/E wide series displays. Previously to update your navigation suite, there was all sorts of fibre glass work to be completed before new displays could be fitted as the new displays have a different cut out size to the older models, Raymarine have now over come this so an upgrade just became a whole lot easier and cheaper.


Raymarine : Instruments

Raymarine have just released the new i70 colour instrument display and P70 / P70R autopilot control. These 2 new displays follow on from the popular ST70 instrument and autopilot.

Many of the i70 features have had a major upgrade over the ST70 like being 30% bigger in display area, drawing 27% less power or being the 1st instrument on the market with AIS integration. Other features include large 4" ultra bright display, digital and graphical displays and 160 degrees viewing angle.

The P70 features large LCD display with new light house interface, anti reflective coating for use in direct sunlight and either Seatalk 1 or SeatalkNG. The P70R has a rotary know for ease of course direction change.

Click here for Raymarine i70 Instruments and p70 Autopilot Control Heads brochure


For further information please contact:

R Electronics
50 Waterway Drive
+61 7 5561 7900

R Electronics is the Australian distributor for HRO Desalination, Lumitec LED Lighting and OceanView Thermal Imaging Cameras.
Visit www.relectronics.com.au





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Click to enlarge image: Errol Cain, R Electronics Managing Director

Errol Cain, R Electronics Managing Director

Raymarine multi-function displays

Raymarine multi-function displays

Raymarine Autopilot Control Heads

Raymarine Autopilot Control Heads

p70R Autopilot Control Head

p70R Autopilot Control Head

p70 Autopilot Control Head

p70 Autopilot Control Head