The Ray 230 VHF/Telephone from Raymarine combines a full range of radio features with the added convenience of a cellular telephone. The Ray 230 offers a hailer, three-channel monitoring, an intercom between handsets, SeaTalk and NMEA input for DSC position, time and date, and an amplified loudspeaker that puts the power where you need it-at the speaker.
When used in conjunction with the optional Raycom 3W Analog Cell Phone Module, the Ray 230 conveniently functions as a telephone. A digital cell phone module is in the works as well. Pricing for the Ray 230 with telephone interface starts at $1,105. Raymarine, Nashua, NH; (603) 881-5200; www.raymarine.com.