Skip to main content

B&G introduces two new sailing chart plotters

The B&G Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 (below) are dedicated sailing chart plotters.

The B&G Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 (below) are dedicated sailing chart plotters.

B&G said it has launched the Vulcan family of sailing chart plotters.

The new series offers 7-, 9- and 12-inch screens with Broadband Radar compatibility.

The Vulcan range features a multi-touch screen with a menu structure designed to facilitate setting courses, reading wind speed and direction, displaying depth and bearings and other functions.

“The newly updated and expanded Vulcan family brings high-spec sailing features and radar to our entry-level range of chart plotters and truly showcases how B&G ensures all sailors have access to the best technology, which in the past has been exclusive to the top racing teams,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, parent company of B&G, in a statement. “From its high-speed GPS, SailSteer ForwardScan sonar to the addition of Broadband Radar, every part of the new Vulcan series has been designed to meet the needs of sailors at all levels.”

The B&G Vulcan 7

The B&G Vulcan 7

All Vulcan plotters include SailSteer and SailingTime, which combine essential data into one screen, plus a SailSteer chart overlay that enhances awareness of laylines and wind shifts. Sailors can also use Predict Wind weather forecast and route planning. For racers, the Vulcans feature a Startline countdown timer and a racecourse-building tool.

B&G’s Broadband 3G or 4G Radar connectivity lets the Vulcan series identify and track targets from the boat’s bow up to 36 nautical miles away. The plotters can also connect to SonicHub marine audio, V20 and V50 DSC VHF radios and AIS transceivers.

Vulcan models are also built with ForwardScan capability, which enables forward-looking sonar beneath the surface. When connected to a B&G autopilot system, the Vulcans can act as a secondary autopilot controller. Vulcan features built-in Wi-Fi, allowing connection to the internet via smartphone, a hotspot or at a marina.

Additionally, users can mirror the screen and control the plotter from virtually anywhere on the boat on a compatible iOS or Android device by downloading the Link app.

Related

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress