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Best Package for 85' World Cruiser
I have committed to build a new Fleming yacht. We currently own a Fleming 65 with Raymarine for all the Navigation. As the next boat is a new build we will be sourcing the package and I want to know from people with much more experience than me what they would choose.
Simrad look interesting with the newish NSO evo3S.
I have nothing against the Raymarine - it has been good but this is an opportunity to get the best package available. Delivery is 2024 so there will probably be advances from all of them in the meantime.
Thanks for your help,
Quite a boat, Nick!
I don't think that you can go too far wrong with any of the major brand nav systems, but personally I'd be thinking of Furuno TZT3 displays with dual Doppler radars and DFF3D multibeam sonar. There are 19-inch displays available now, but it seems likely that they're working on a black box version that can drive two screens.
I would agree with Ben. Furuno has been the most stable manufacturer as far as company ownership is concerned. Its a minor concern, nonetheless I've been burned in the past just after buying a $15K chart plotting system from a major brand. It was 15 years ago, yet I think about it every time I make an expensive marine electronics purchase.
I'd definitely concur with Ben and Donald's advice. I believe that Burr Yacht Sales has standardized on Furuno for the boats they deliver.
That said, from a capabilities standpoint I don't think you can go wrong with any of the manufacturers' equipment right now. They are all highly capable and likely to be up to any cruising you're going to do.