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October 30, 2013

First Look at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2013

A day before the opening, SWS gets some early action out on the docks of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens tomorrow, Oct. 31, but we sleuthed down the docks a day early to catch a first look at some of the electronics that will be demo’ed over the course of the show.

Jim McGowan of Raymarine walked us through the completely new Lighthouse II operating system for the full line of Raymarine multi-function displays, and here demonstrates the pinch-to-zoom feature in the new a-77 standalone plotter.

Simrad’s Stewart Wood demonstrates the iPad control on the new Simrad glass bridge display. Big news from Simrad is the NSO Evo2 dual-core processor. The redesigned black box supports two independent displays, a task formerly requiring two separate black boxes.