Sailing Chartplotter offers forward-looking sonar function.

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Equipped with 7 in. multi-touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capabilities, Vulcan 7 FS offers built-in GPS, waypoints, routes, and integrated autopilot control. Unit integrates with existing NMEA 2000® networks and offers access to SailSteer functionality with addition of wind sensor. When paired with ForwardScan™ transducer or Broadband Radar™, Vulcan 7 FS provides collision avoidance. GoFree™ wireless technology lets sailors control and view navigation information via tablet or smartphone.

Original Press Release:

Announcing the New Enhanced Vulcan 7 FS Sailing Chartplotter

Expandable Multi-Touch Display Offers Easy Electronic Navigation With ForwardScanTM Sonar Capabilities

Romsey, UK – B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the release of the new enhanced Vulcan 7 FS chartplotter. B&G’s entry-level multi-touch sailing chartplotter now includes ForwardScanTM forward-looking sonar capabilities.

The Vulcan 7 FS is equipped with a 7-inch multi-touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capabilities. The unit’s intuitive menus allow sailors to quickly select options for fast and easy navigation. Designed to be the perfect companion for cruising and racing yachts of all sizes, the chartplotter offers the industry-leading navigation features sailors expect from B&G, including: built-in GPS, waypoints, routes, a choice of cartography providers, integrated autopilot control, and more.

Integrating easily with existing NMEA 2000® networks, the Vulcan 7 FS allows sailors access to B&G’s award-winning SailSteer functionality with the addition of a wind sensor. By connecting a boat speed sensor, users can unlock a host of additional features including tide and current measurements, making it the ideal primary navigation display. When paired with a ForwardScanTM transducer or Broadband RadarTM, Vulcan 7 FS offers navigators a powerful collision avoidance system.

“From its internal, high-speed GPS, to the award-winning SailSteer functionality, as well as the ability to use ForwardScan sonar, every part of the new Vulcan has been designed to meet the needs of sailors, no matter the size of their boat,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “Vulcan can grow with a navigator’s need, thanks to being easily expandable.”

Compatible with GoFreeTM wireless technology – thanks to built-in Wi-Fi – sailors can control and view navigation information via a tablet or smartphone, wherever they are on board. GoFree technology also allows downloading software updates and purchasing of charts and apps via the GoFree Store when in range of an Internet hotspot.

Available from authorized B&G dealers worldwide, the Vulcan 7 FS standalone chartplotter is priced at $599 USD (starting January 1st, 2016). For more information about the Vulcan 7 FS, SailSteer, ForwardScan sonar or the entire line of B&G sailing tactical and navigational electronics, contact 800-628-4487 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada, or visit

About B&G: The B&G 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, B&G and GoFree. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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