Furuno FUR-MFDBB NavNet-3D Black Box Processor with Inputs from GPS Antenna, Radar, Sounounder Module, and Weather Receivers
Most chartplotter reviews of Furuno offerings are favorable, but the Furuno FUR-MFDBB NavNet-3D is one of the best and most feature-laden. It's stacked with so many innovative features that it will likely blow you away with its capabilities. But, the price is pretty steep with the MSRP being $10,995. The built-in NavNet 3D utilizes amazing technology called “Time Zero" which redraws charts instantaneously, allows for zooming in and out, and you can choose between multiple chart display viewing modes seamlessly. So there is no lag time when you want to see another view. One such option is 3D chart rendering which creates a far superior sense of situational awareness to all of your surroundings no matter where you are on the water. Water towers, bluffs, and anything else prominent on the shore looks strikingly similar to what you see on the chart.
Then there's Satellite Photo Fusion which combines a hybrid blend of detailed satellite imagery and the critical chart data you need to navigate. Also on the display, you can choose Radar overlay, Sirius Network Weather Receiver, Automatic Identification System (AIS) for tracking other ships, routes, chart symbols, depth soundings, and more. Even with this massive variety of information available using technology that would make the average person dizzy, accessing what you need and alternating in and out of modes is not complicated due to Furuno's ROTOKEY on-screen revolving menu function which gives you instantaneous access to all every function and all the viewing options. Along with the ROTOKEY, a point-and-click cursor pad lets you easily perate the device. You can even connect a conventional mouse using a generic USB mouse. Currently, you can purchase one for just shy of $10,000 on Amazon.com.