Aimed at the
small-boat sector, Simrad’s new Cruise range of chartplotters are big on
features and low in price. In keeping with the current trend, they are very
user-friendly and intuitive to use. Designed for straightforward navigation, Cruise
features a simple, easy-to-use interface, a sunlight-viewable display, a mounting
bracket and a sonar transducer. The
range combines essential GPS features with basic depth-finding capability to
deliver safe and reliable navigation. Free from complicated fishing-specific
sonar and networking features, Cruise eliminates the need to master complex
The user interface is controlled with a rotary dial and keypad, ensuring
smooth navigation through the menus, and provides all the information needed
for any passage, including battery level and temperature information. Users can
also choose from a wide range of mapping options, such as C-MAP and Navionics, including
advanced features like C-MAP Easy Routing for a true automotive-like navigation
experience. The included transducer provides CHIRP sonar with excellent
automatic depth tracking, without the need for fine-tuning or preprogramming.
Installation is easy, requiring only power and sonar cables.
The range is IPX7 waterproof rated, ideal for installation in open boats,
and can be conveniently flush- or bracket-mounted. Available in 5in, 7in and 9in
display sizes, the Simrad Cruise is competitively priced at £390, £520 and £750,
respectively – subject to exchange rates.