Faria buys Maptech Touch, & where’s Maestro? (Updated)

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. J C Hymel says:

    i have an issue with my Maptech hardware. My units seem to be working at both stations except for my depth indication. Is it a program issue or problem processor? Will the Maestro be compatable with my current 312 system? If it is when will you be shipping? Are you aware of any hardware avaliable to repair this issue? The transducer is operational from what the tech found.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    JC, The Maestro never did ship (to my embarrassment). There may have been some issue about the source code as the Sea Ray Navigator is also based on it.
    At any rate, there are a lot of SRN and Maptech i3 systems out there, and I understand that there’s still a technical support network. I’m looking into details, and will get back to you. In the meantime, there do seem to be live forums here:

  3. Jason Blackburn says:

    Although the Maestro has not shipped in the quantities that Faria originally expected or had frankly hoped for, Faria has in fact shipped completed Maestro’s for installation on Sea Ray’s and other vessels and is in stock for immediate shipment and delivery. Furthermore, Faria has continued the development of the product while also continuing to support any and all customers that have purchased a Faria Maestro, Maptech I3 or Sea Ray Navigator whether Faria manufactured and sold the product or not. Regarding development, Faria offers many additional features not originally found on the Maptech I3 or Sea Ray Navigator including internet connectivity, telematics integration, Maretron N2K functionality and Fugawi to name a few – all of which have been displayed at recent industry trade shows. Customers should also know that the everything from the Faria hardware to the operating system are significant upgrades to the product that was released by Maptech in the past. For questions regarding the Maestro in the future, I invite you to contact Faria at (860)885-2097 or at [email protected] to obtain the latest information.

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