Furuno Italia presented the new generation of INS Voyager Bridge, an integrated dashboard for mega yachts developed with the German company Böning. In the opening picture, Massimo Bugli, Furuno’s General Manager.
The longstanding partnership between Furuno and Böning has enabled the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art integrated system that combines the latest technologies in Navigation, Communication, and AMCS.
Born from the union of Furuno’s great experience in navigation and communication equipment and Böning’s technology for onboard automation and monitoring, the new INS Voyager Bridge is the latest generation of wheel mark approved navigation systems including radar charts (X and S band), ECDIS Paperless, navigation echosounder, GPS and D-GPS, doppler speed log, AIS, BNWAS, autopilot, gyro compass and various sensors.
Through the 32″ displays, you can see all the features provided. The new TimeZero MaxSea Professional has also been included in the new integrated bridge together with other important safety devices such as the FURUNO and WASSP multibeam sonars and the FAR SOUNDER anti-collision system. INS Voyager Bridge also integrates FLIR night vision cameras.
All the main controls are available in the helm panel and in the monitor controls of the touch screen panel. The aesthetic part consists of a touch black glass and foil control display in full custom aluminum, with controls of the direct functions of ship management.
The new INS Voyager Bridge thus includes the Universal Control Concept functions, which allow you to control the navigation equipment and monitoring screens from the same control trackball unit. The FURUNO radar and the ECDIS control keyboards are also available in the touch screen panels that also control the communication equipment, such as the VHF radiotelephone and the entire ship monitoring part.
Since Furuno Italia presented the first generation of integrated Furuno/Böning decks two years ago, the product has been very successful and is now installed onboard more than 30 superyachts in just two years, including 50-70 m mega yachts.