By Ben Ellison
Ocean View Waypoint
I got to try this rig around busy Port Everglades, Florida, and can tell you that it fits neatly into the dedicated navigation computer niche discussed in the column. Using the included—and powerful—Nobeltec Admiral software is easy via a high-bright touchscreen, assisted by a dash-mount mouse pad with extra keys for commonly used commands. Also in the package are a compact 12-volt marinized processor unit, a WASS GPS, and all needed cables. VEI, long-time builder of PCs and monitors for custom yachts, offers this complete system for $9,995 with your choice of 12- or 15-inch displays. Options include additional displays, a depthsounder, XM satellite weather, and Nobeltec’s new IR2 radar (also tested, here).
VEI-Systems ( (954) 653-0210. www.vei-systems.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.