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Simrad Partners with Chaparral and Robalo

Electronics Leader Announces Agreement With Major Powerboat Manufacturers

Published: Sunday, July 5, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats.

For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27 Chaparral models and all 22 Robalo models. Simrad systems are now also standard fit on the Robalo R360 center console and the R317 dual-console boats, as well as on 10 Chaparral models: Surf 25 and 29, SSX 277, 297, 317, 347, and the Suncoast 230, 250 and the OSX 280, 300. These vessels will include Simrad’s award-winning multifunction displays, sonar, radar and autopilots, where applicable. These systems are also fully integrated with the onboard Fusion® marine entertainment systems and Yamaha and Mercury® outboard engines.

“Chaparral and Robalo are well-known manufacturers of high-quality sport boats,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “We are proud to have our feature-rich navigation systems installed on these vessels, and we are confident this partnership is going to help Chaparral/Robalo customers have a more enjoyable time on the water.”

“These state-of-the-art Simrad displays and accessories are ideal for Robalo and Chaparral’s line of powerboats,” said Mike Fafard, vice president of engineering, Chaparral / Robalo. “Simrad’s rich history of innovation is the primary reason we’ve chosen these systems. From the design aesthetic to the user-friendly functionality, Simrad perfectly matches our manufacturing process.”

Chaparral and Robalo are leading manufacturers of premium quality sportfishing and leisure boats for the recreational market. Simrad multifunction systems with SolarMAX™ IPS displays offer exceptional clarity and ultra-wide viewing angles, even in direct sunlight, while an intuitive all-weather touchscreen and a keypad with rotary dial offer total control in any conditions. Built-in echosounder support lets you cruise confidently with ForwardScan® sonar, or reveal the ultimate fishing spots with Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 with CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging™.

For more information on Simrad or its full line of marine electronics, visit www.simrad-yachting.com.

About Simrad Yachting

Simrad Yachting is a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems. The Simrad Yachting brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc., a privately held, international marine electronics company.

About Navico

Currently the world’s largest marine electronics company and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP. Navico has approximately 1,800 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com


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