by Tegan Lawson

Marine tech giant Simrad Yachting has struck a deal with Chris-Craft to offer dual Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge navigation systems on the powerboat manufacturer’s Catalina 34 centre console vessel

Two 16-inch multifunction displays at the helm station allow the operator to control a range of systems with high-power processing for charting, sonar, radar and entertainment.

The screens can be operated independently, thanks to dual processors, making the system more intuitive and integrated than its predecessor.

Jeff Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing for Chris-Craft, said the partnership puts operators at the forefront of marine technology.

“With a seamless fully integrated navigation system in line with triple Verado 300 HP engines, boat owners now have more confidence and reliability when long-range cruising — whether in the Abaco’s or the Northeast to Martha’s Vineyard or Block Island,” he said.

The new Catalina 34 is the largest of the centre console line, and features the builder’s unmistakable style and the flat-mount dash, equipped with NSO evo2, looks like it belongs in a much bigger bridge.

Triple Mercury® Verado® outboard engines power the boat, with digital switching and Mercury VesselView® integration that covers over 30 engine parameters, as well as view and control of features such as Smart Tow®, eco control and cruise control.

If that isn’t enough to impress, the vessel will also include Simrad GoFreeTM wireless connectivity, SonarHubTM sonar, satellite weather and the RS35 VHF with HS35 remote handheld.