Attention, extra width: Navico has developed a multifunctional display with an extreme landscape format that offers plenty of space for nautical chart displays and split screens. It is two screens in one. The Brunswick electronics subsidiary has developed the Simrad NSX Ultrawide in two different sizes. The 12-inch version is around 33.7 centimeters wide, while the 14-inch version stretches to 39 centimeters horizontally.
The Simrad NSX Ultrawide therefore offers all the possibilities that you would otherwise have to spread across two screens. This saves the user on the motorboat from having to buy two multifunction displays.
You are also not forced to jump back and forth between several screens during operation. And for the first time, apps can be displayed in full format. The NSX Ultrawide has just had its world premiere at boot Düsseldorf 2024.
Analogous to a historical advertising message, you could say: “I am two screens.” Nothing is cut off – or reduced in size by an ugly black frame. In addition, 50 percent of the cables are saved during installation because only one display needs to be connected instead of two.
The new Simrad display has been specially designed by Brunswick subsidiary Navico for small and medium-sized steering consoles. The range of boats suitable for the NSX Ultrawide is also extra wide: from surf and wake boats to cruisers and smaller center console and rigid hull inflatable boats. Thanks to its network capability, the system is also suitable for hobby fishing, wakeboarding and traveling.
Nautical charts and engine data in Cinemascope
The digital nautical charts from the C-Map Discover X series are compatible with the new device series. The safety warnings of the integrated C-MAP chart material automatically warn of dangers – from shallow water to buoys. Software updates and map upgrades can be managed directly from the device. Speaking of C-Map: The new display has three times faster autorouting than Simrad Go under the hood for comfortable traveling.
Anyone who sails without sails and muscle power needs engine data. The NSX Ultrawide offers deep integration with Mercury engines via SmartCraft Connect and “excellent compatibility” with other powertrain brands such as Honda and Suzuki.
The smaller 12-inch version costs 3,747.31 euros, the 15-inch version is available for 4,461.31 euros. For those who have the idea of installing the display vertically, it should be noted that the image does not adapt to portrait format when mounted vertically. We saw this for ourselves at boot 2024.