Raymarine’s next generation VHFs include built-in GPS & DSC

Date: 17-Dec-2018


Raymarine’s new generation Ray53, Ray63 and Ray73 VHFs are all full-function marine radios that come complete with a built-in GPS receiver, a connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna (to improve GPS reception when mounted below deck or in an enclosed pilothouse) and Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC).

Designed to complement the modern, stylish, Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays, the new VHF radios can be either trunnion or surface mounted and look great on any helm station.

Both Ray63 and Ray73 can also connect to Raymarine’s new wireless VHF hub and can support up to two wireless handset stations for wireless communication anywhere onboard.

The compact Ray53 is a powerful yet affordable VHF that offers the enhanced calling and safety benefits of DSC. It also supports both NMEA2000 and legacy NMEA0183 networking, enabling it to connect with other onboard electronics, and the connection of an optional remote speaker, to provide audio at a second location.

The Ray 63 is a multi-station VHF that is built on a full-sized chassis and features oversized controls and a larger LCD for easy operation offshore. The Ray63 also offers multi-station expansion and intercom capability using either a single RayMic wired controller (allowing full operation of the Ray63 from another onboardlocation) or two wireless RayMic controllers.TheRay63 also works with Raymarine’s new wireless RayMic wireless hub and handset system, adding wireless control at up to two additional locations.

The new multi-function Ray73 comes complete with a built-in Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and a powerful loudhailer output. Ray73’s AIS shares collision avoidance and identification details for nearby AIS-equipped vessels direct to networked multifunction displays, chartplotters, radars and instruments.

When combined with an optional hailing horn, the Ray73’s loudhailer output allows communication with crewmembers on deck, those on other vessels or people on the dock. It can also generate manual or automatic fog signals when moored or underway.

The new Ray53, Ray63 and Ray73 VHF marine radios are now available nationwide through Lusty & Blundell’s nationwide network of leading marine dealers.