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Six NMEA awards for Furuno

Furuno has been awarded six Product of Excellence accolades at the 2023 NMEA Awards ceremony, making a total of 250 NMEA award victories since 1971.

The awards are voted for by NMEA members with membership reserved for dealers, distributors, industry experts, and NMEA-approved technicians.

The 2023 Best New Product award was awarded to Furuno’s latest product, the FCV800 Fish Finder.

The FCV800 features dual transducer ports for the simultaneous use of both CHIRP and CW channels.

Features such as bottom discrimination and ACCU-FISH fish size analyser can be combined with TruEcho CHIRP’s frequency-modulated signal.

Broadened range

New sunlight and yellow colour palettes have been developed to make the display easy to see in bright daylight, and Furuno’s colour range expansion broadens the range of discrete signals detected so reefs, structure, and fish near the seabed are shown in slightly separated colours.

Furuno’s DFF3D Multibeam Sonar received a Best Fish Finder award. The DFF3D provides a three-dimensional, 120-degree view of fish and structure from port to starboard.

With the personal bathymetric generator, boaters can create their own shaded relief bathymetric charts.

Best radar

Furuno’s DRS4DNXT was awarded the top honour in the Best Radar category.

The DRS4DNXT is a Solid-State Doppler Radar in a compact 24in radome featuring technologies such as target analyser, fast target tracking, and RezBoost Beam Sharpening.

The SCX20 Satellite Compass was recognised by the judges as the Best NMEA2000 Sensor.

The product has a four-antenna design and is capable of calculating precise heading, pitch, roll, and heave information, even when line of sight is limited to only a single satellite.

Winning streak

Furuno’s FAR2228NXTBB Radar continued its three-year winning streak by winning the Commercial category.

This 600W Solid-State IMO Radar includes features such as automatic clutter elimination (ACE), fast target tracking, and a fresh user interface.

And Furuno’s CSH8LMK2 Omni Sonar took home its third consecutive win in the Marine Specialty category.

The mid-frequency sonar detects fish schools and individual fish 360 degrees around the vessel in 16 colours.

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