Raymarine Axiom Multifunction Displays
Starting at $649.99; raymarine.com
Raymarine introduced its latest helm units, the Axiom family of multifunction displays, featuring units with 7-, 9-, and 12.1-inch touchscreens. Each unit has an all-glass display, a quad-core processor, and Raymarine’s latest-generation LightHouse 3 operating system. The manufacturer touts its redesigned system interface as powerful and intuitive, and easy to learn and personalize. Various modes allow the user to customize the view and see the available navigation data in a format that works for them, including constant real-time updates. One showpiece featured at the introduction at the Miami International Boat Show in February, is the company’s proprietary RealVision 3D, which is a built-in CHIRP sounder and fishfinder that share detailed pictures of the area beneath the surface around the boat with a with a variety of available views, thanks to a transducer that incorporates CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, and 3D data all in one unit. Forgoing manual knobs and control buttons on Axiom, Raymarine seems to have put its faith in LightHouse 3, for a sleek interface to carry it into the next generation.
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.