It is raining new Raymarine products today… 🙂 The new Raymarine a series displays are launching today. Some are available with Chirp DownVision – others with ClearPulse sonar The models are:
Raymarine a68 – 5.7″MFD with CHIRP DownVision (like Raymarine Dragonfly)
Raymarine a75 – 7″ MFD (without sonar)
Raymarine a77 – 7″ MFD with Digital ClearPulse Sonar
Raymarine a78 – 7″ MFD with CHIRP DownVision
So in short the new a series caters for a large crowd – now with screens from 5.7 inch to 7 inch screens. All can be equipped with Wi-Fi for an extra $100 – maybe a “software license”?
All the new a series have Raynet Ethernet port built in. By the wording it sounds like Raymarine is opening up for connections to other than Raymarine equipment – which would be great. But it will also interface with Raymarine Radar scanners.
The new Raymarine a series models are available in August 2013
The prices are
a68 5.7” MFD with CHIRP DownVision starts at $1,174.99 USD
a75 7” MFD starts at $999.99 USD
a77 7” MFD with Digital Sonar starts at $1099.99 USD
a78 7” MFD with CHIRP DownVision starts at $1,359.99 USD
All models are available with built-in Wi-Fi for an additional $100 USD