UNTETHERED: New Raymarine VHFs able to be used anywhere on board!

Date: 16-Oct-2018


Raymarine’s versatile new Ray90 and Ray91 modular VHF radios free skippers from being tethered to their helm stations by traditional short VHF handset coil-cords.

Instead, the new Ray90 and Ray91 VHFs come with the ability to connect an optional second wired station along with a wireless hub, which can host a further three wireless handset stations.

This mean skippers will have full access and control of every feature offered by these high-performance VHF radios. These include a powerful, commercial-grade marine VHF radio transceiver with the latest Class-D Digital Selective Calling for convenience and safety and a built-in loudhailer and fog-signal generator that can be easily activated just by adding an optional hailing horn accessory

The convenience of having two wired handsets and three optional wireless handset stations means ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship calls can be made and answered from anywhere on board. The radios’ intercom feature enables handy station to station internal calls, too.  

The Ray90/91’s wireless hub makes it easy to have VHF radio capability in dual helm installations as well as at hard-to-wire locations such as tuna towers, distant cockpits or on the foredeck.

Powered by built-in lithium ion rechargeable batteries, the wireless handsets use the latest inductive charging technology. When not in use, the wireless handset is simply placed back in its supplied dock; there are no charging ports, contacts, or cables to worry about! Each wireless handset even has a convenient locator alarm to make it easy to find if misplaced.

Compliant with all the latest regulations for DSC-equipped radios, both Ray90 and Ray91 have an onboard GPS receiver and a connection for an external GPS antenna.  They can communicate with the vessel’s multi function displays (MFDs) and other instruments using industry-standard NMEA2000 or NMEA0183 networking. 

The Ray 91 also has a built-in Class B AIS receiver that, when connected to a MFD/instrument network, will display the position and identity of nearby AIS-equipped vessels.

The new Ray90 and Ray91 modular VHF radios are now available nationwide through Lusty & Blundell’s nationwide network of leading marine dealers.