Nov 20, 2016
B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to introduce the new Zeus3 sailing chartplotter and navigation system. Designed to meet the needs of blue water cruisers and regatta sailors, Zeus3 delivers clear, fast and controllable data. With the added advantage of an easy to use interface and new high definition screen technology with ultra-wide viewing angles, the latest additions to the B&G product line help sailors see vital information in even the worst of sailing conditions.
B&G engineers recognized the need for sailors to be able to see their data from a variety of positions on the boat and the Zeus3 incorporates a high-performance multifunction screen in either 7-, 9-, 12-, and 16-inch widescreen displays with SolarMAX™ HD technology for brilliant daytime visibility and ultra-wide viewing angles.
Featuring all-new SolarMAX HD technology, Zeus3 enables full use of the of navigation controls in all conditions and situations, and combines an all-weather touchscreen that works even when drenched by a wave or spray. A rotary dial and keypad ensure control of all Zeus3 functions when the weather gets rough. Both sets of controls can be used simultaneously, or Zeus³ can be switched to non-touch mode if extreme weather conditions are expected.
The Zeus3 also delivers information in ultra-quick time with its new high-performance processor that enables rapid chart redraw while moving, panning or zooming. This allows sailors to instantly see what is happening around their boat, with no time lag or delay.
“The new Zeus3 delivers high-tech sailing features developed for sailors who demand performance whether cruising or racing, and understand the importance of a fast delivery of detailed information in even the most extreme weather conditions,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “In fact, the Zeus3 will be key to the success of top sailors in the forthcoming 2017 Volvo Ocean Race and play a vital role for the winning team.”
Zeus³ is powered by B&G software designed specifically for sailors and packed with a wide array of sail-specific functionality that displays key data on a single screen with SailSteer, allows the viewing of LayLines overlaid on charts, and improves planning accuracy with Sailing Time. In addition, RacePanel delivers a range race-proven functionality, previously reserved for grand prix racing yachts, including integration with B&G H5000 tactical systems for additional analytical and predictive capabilities.
Built-in Wi-Fi lets sailors access GoFree® online services to download charts, weather information, PredictWind and software updates direct to their Zeus³ display via any internet hotspot. GoFree Wi-Fi also enables mirroring of the Zeus³ screen on a compatible smartphone and control the chartplotter system from a compatible tablet, giving sailors the ability to view the screen from anywhere on board.
Built-in ForwardScan™ sonar support offers safer passage through shallow and poorlycharted waters. Users can add a ForwardScan transducer for a clear on-screen view of the depths ahead. Zeus³ displays also offer plug-and-play support for Broadband Radar™ and AIS solutions, enhancing situational awareness with tools like MARPA target tracking and AIS overlay in crowded harbors, on a passage or during regattas. Complete autopilot integration means short-handed and single-handed sailors can take immediate control of their B&G autopilot system from any B&G Zeus³ display on board.
Zeus³ also connects seamlessly to a wide range of sensors, instruments, displays, expansion modules, and accessories; creating a fully-integrated electronics solution to provide greater safety, performance, and enjoyment on the water.
The Zeus3 chartplotters will be available in March 2017, and priced at:
Zeus3 – 7 inch $1299 USD
Zeus3 – 9 inch $2299 USD
Zeus3 – 12 inch $3499 USD
Zeus3 – 16 inch $5499 USD
To find out more about the B&G passion for sailing and the award-winning range of sailing electronics and navigational products, visit www.bandg.com.