Autopilots

The Zeus3 and Triton2 displays on the companionway hood let crew know if they are getting maximum performance.

Testing the B&G Zeus3 Nav System

Sailing features take the guesswork out of maximizing speed.

Multifunction display manufacturers have pushed their products through a dramatic evolution in the last five years as they try to keep pace with technology that we take for granted in our other electronics. Better interfaces, screen resolution, and the ability to download useful software apps (beyond navigation) are just some of the improvements. Most of the major vendors are on their third generation of touchscreen interfaces, higher resolution displays, downloadable software, remote music control, and other functions far afield of what MFD’s performed five years ago.

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