New HALO20+ and HALO20 Radars for Small Sportfishing and Cruising Vessels

Press Release Summary:

  • HALO20+ radar delivers full 360-degree sweep every second
  • Available in compact dome antenna and delivers high-quality short-, mid- and long-range detection
  • HALO20 radar cuts through the clutter to give boaters a clear and current picture of their surroundings

Original Press Release:

Announcing New Simrad HALO20+, HALO20

The Ultimate Picture from a Smaller Dome

Tulsa, Okla.–Simrad Yachting –a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems –announced todaythe launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 radars–a pair of compact, pulse compression radome units, perfectly designedfor smaller sportfishing and cruising vessels.

This new HALO series includestwomodels that cater to the differing needs of boaters. Both radars provide excellent detection with unrivalled short-range performance, whileHALO20+featuresthe fastest RPM rotation on the market, VelocityTrack™, Dual Range operation and can detect targets from a greater distance than HALO20.

HALO20+ radar delivers a full 360-degree sweep every second, thanks to its industry-first 60 RPM rotation at ranges up to 1.5 nautical miles. These ultra-fast updates give boaters an almost real-time view at close range--offering the ultimate view for collision avoidance of fast-moving targets.

Idealfor a wide range of coastal bay boats, HALO20+ comes in a compact dome antenna and delivers high-quality short-, mid-and long-range detection. Boaters can monitor two distance ranges at once in Dual Range mode allowing them tokeep an eye on distantweather cells,while watching for collision hazards nearby. HALO20+ radar’s pulse compression technology means no compromises in detection at either selected range, while beam sharpening provides enhanced separation between small or distant targets.

With HALO20+, boaters can identify hazards quickly with VelocityTrack Doppler technology, which deliversinstant feedback on whether targets are coming toward you or moving away. Simple color coding highlights potential hazards, improving situational awareness and further reducing the risk of a collision. HALO20+ radar automatically checks every target in range, so there’s no need to manually select individual targets, and no limit to the number of targets on screen at one time.

HALO20 is a cost-effective solution for boaters to increase situational awareness and collision avoidance, detecting collision hazards and other targets nearbyand up to 24 nautical miles away. With its small footprint and low profile, HALO20 is the perfect radar solution for more budget-conscious buyers with smallersportfishing vessels and dayboats.

HALO20 radar also delivers a comprehensive range of features to enhance your situational awareness and on-water safety. Boaters can monitorselected collision hazards with MARPA target tracking, tracking up to 10 targets. Whether navigating through crowded waterways or contending with poor visibility, HALO20 radar cuts through the clutter to give boatersa clear and current picture of theirsurroundings.

“We are excited to extend the reach of our revolutionary HALO Radar technology to smaller sportfishing and cruising boats,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico Group. “At their core, HALO20+ and HALO20 Radars make navigation saferand easier, but have distinct feature sets that cater to both the boater that craves top-end features, and those looking for high-performance radar at a more affordable price.”

Both HALO20+ and HALO20 radars offer MARPA Target Tracking, InstantOn™ technology and Harbor, Offshore, Weather,and custom modesthattune the radar’sadvanced signal processing to help ensure that targets can be seen vividly –even in the toughest environmental conditions.

HALO20+, priced at $2,199, and HALO20, with a retail price of $1,699,arescheduled to start shipping in December2019. For more information on HALO20+ and HALO20 radars, visit


About Simrad Yachting: The Simrad Yachting brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc., a privately held, international marine electronics company. Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&Gand C-MAP. Navico has approximately 1,800 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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