BandG chart-plotter ‘Malabar’ Oceanis 45
I have long since raved about the current BandG chart-plotter. We already have one fitted to our Hanse 415 ‘Serenity’. The BandG chart-plotter on ‘Malabar’ our Oceanis 45 takes this to the next level with ‘Platinum’ cartography.
Today I received a photo of the plotter on Malabar, our soon to arrive Oceanis 45. Malabar, like most of our yachts, is way beyond vanilla. She has been specced way well above that of a normal ‘bareboat’ charter yacht. The owner’s have bought many options like windlass cockpit remote control and chain counter, very useful when shorthanded or you cant hear the foredeck crew calling the amount of chain down! Today I wanted to show you just how capable and sexy her B&G chart plotter is.
Malabar has the 12″ BandG chart-plotter centrally mounted in the cockpit plus two 7″ Zeus BandG chart-plotter repeaters at each helm. These are not just instrument repeaters, but mini chart-plotter screens. In addition she has the platinum cartography which includes the option of 3D charting, ideal when entering a bay to ‘get your bearings’. Probably the easiest way to describe this is by showing some photos.
Above is the helm repeaters which replicates whatever is displayed on the main BandG chart-plotter screen.
This is the centrally mounted BandG chart-plotter, currently in 2D mode with split screen. These are all user adjustable screens. This shot shows the normal chart screen on the port side and an electronic compass on starboard. It is set to show ‘course up’ contrasting the ‘North up’ display on the chart screen.
Here the chart-Plotter is in 3D mode showing her anchored position in a bay. You’ll also notice there is an underwater rock to her right, very useful when choosing where to anchor, particularly at night. You can have an autopilot control shown to control the autopilot as well as display what’s currently playing from you phone or tablet device, and of course you can change track and volume etc. or play videos too!
Malabar is currently approaching the Corinth Canal and is scheduled to arrive here in Orhaniye 10 July, naturally we are all very excited.
P.S. Sorry about the B&G spelling, it’s a Google thing!