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Our Heritage

Our Heritage


Keeping Course for More than 80 Years

Keeping Course for More than 80 Years

Our expertise in marine electronics traces back to 1923 when the first echosounder was developed. We then created the first autopilot system for recreational boats in 1974 and developed the SeaTalkTM language for electronic devices to connect via a single cable in 1989. In 2004, we launched the world’s first marine multifunction display with the award-winning C Series.

We continue to build on our history of innovation with the world's first object detection and assisted docking system, DockSense™ Control. We are also pioneering visual navigation with ClearCruise Augmented Reality. A marine industry first, ClearCruise AR allows captains to positively identify objects on the visual horizon using AIS, marine cameras, and exclusive image stabilization technology. What comes next on the water comes with the vision of Raymarine.

Charting Our Path


2020

  • Raymarine launches Axiom+ chartplotter lineup.
  • Raymarine launches YachtSense Digital Switching.
  • Raymarine launches Lighthouse Charts.

2019

  • Raymarine launches Element-series sonar-chartplotter combination displays.
  • Raymarine demonstrates DockSense Control assisted docking technology at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show.
  • Raymarine and Mercury Marine showcase DockSense Control assisted docking technology for center console, outboard powered sportfishing boats at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show.
  • FLIR launches the M300 Series marine thermal camera family, with industry first Color Thermal Vision.
  • Raymarine ClearCruise Augmented Reality wins the NMEA Technology Award.
  • Raymarine launches DockSense globally at the Dusseldorf Boat Show.

2018

  • Raymarine demonstrates integration between Axiom and DJI aerial drone systems at the 2018 Miami Boat Show.
  • Axiom Pro 16 RVX multifunction display launches at the 2018 ICAST show in Orlando, Florida.
  • Raymarine delivers the Axiom UAV app, enabling the in-flight control of DJI Mavic drone systems from the Raymarine Axiom MFD.
  • ClearCruise Augmented Reality awarded the Innovation Award at the 2018 International Boatbuilders Exhibition in Tampa, Florida.
  • Raymarine launches LightHouse Apps for Axiom MFDs, enabling integration with third-party party marine hardware control and entertainment applications.
  • SeaPilot, Fishing Hot Spots and Fishidy cartography companies acquired by Raymarine.

2017

  • Raymarine launches Axiom with RealVision 3D sonar.
  • Raymarine’s Axiom Multifunction Displays win the Innovation Award in Consumer Electronics at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.
  • FLIR M132 and M232 Thermal Cameras introduced, including exclusive ClearCruise™ Object Detection on Axiom MFDs.
  • Axiom Pro RVX multifunction displays launched at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
  • Raymarine becomes title sponsors to the IBI Boat Builder Awards.

2016

  • Quantum CHIRP radar and FLIR AX8 thermal monitoring camera both named Top Products by Boating Industry magazine.

2015

  • Dragonfly 4 wins Pacific Yachting's "Best in Show" in the accessories category at Vancouver International Boat Show - Canada.
  • Dragonfly 5 wins Qualitec Design Award - Italy.
  • Wi-Fish receives special mention in Qualitec Technology Award - Italy.
  • CP570 Professional CHIRP Sonar, CP470 CHIRP Sonar, and CP370 digital sonar launched.
  • Ocean Scout™ 240 and 320 handheld thermal cameras launched.
  • M400 high-performance pan/tilt thermal camera launched.
  • Dragonfly 4 and 5 models and Wi-Fish™ sonar for mobile devices launched.

2014

  • FLIR Maritime wins 3 NMEA awards for FLIR MV-Series, FLIR MD-Series, and Raymarine Evolution at NMEA Conference and EXPO - US.
  • CP200 wins Best in Show at Carp Show & Specialist - Italy.
  • Raymarine wins Outstanding International Supplier-Catching (Large Companies) at 6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards - Iceland.
  • ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface wins Qualitec Technology Award at SeaTec - Italy.
  • Ray70, Ray60, and Ray50 VHF Radios launched.
  • CP200 SideVision™ sonar launched.
  • CAM200IP marine video camera launched.
  • aSeries 9- and 12-inch Multifunction touch displays launched.
  • gS195 GlassBridge Multifunction Display launched.
  • Hydro-Balance™ technology for Evolution™ autopilots launched.
  • Dragonfly7 launched.

2013

  • Dragonfly wins Consumer Electronics category at 2013 NMMA Awards - US.
  • Raymarine makes history as first company to receive four DAME Award nominations; Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with CHIRP DownVision™, Evolution autopilot, ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface, and the CP100 Sonar module with CHIRP DownVision™ - EU.
  • Evolution wins NMEA-BWI Technology Award at NMEA annual convention - US.
  • Evolution wins IBEX Innovation Award - US.
  • LightHouse II user interface launched.
  • ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface launched.
  • InstAlert™ technology for TH Series handheld thermal cameras launched.
  • a6 and a7 multifunction displays launched.
  • CP100 network sonar module with CHIRP Downvision™ launched.
  • Dragonfly™Sonar/GPS launched.
  • T200 thermal camera launched.
  • gS Series glass bridge navigation system launched.
  • Ray260 premier VHF radio launched.
  • Evolution™ autopilots launched.

2012

  • Raymarine US offices move to the new FLIR Commercial Systems complex in Nashua, NH.
  • Raymarine recognised as New Supplier of the Year by IBBI - US.
  • Practical Sailor magazine selects e7D and Ray218 as Editor's Choice Products - US.
  • Raymarine e7 is SAIL magazine's 2012 Pittman Innovation Award winner - US.
  • DAME award nomination for a65 Multifunction Display and RayControl app - EU.
  • i40, i50, and i60 instruments launched.
  • e165 multifunction display launched.
  • aSeries touchscreen multifunction displays launched.
  • RayRemote and RayControl apps launched.
  • eSeries 9- and 12-inch models launched.
  • CP450C ClearPulse™ CHIRP sonar launched.
  • T470SC gyro-stabiised thermal camera launched.
  • AIS950 Class A Automatic Identification System transceiver launched.
  • Voyage Planner software launched.

2011

  • SAIL Pittman Innovation Award in Electronics for the Raymarine e7D Multifunction Display - US.
  • e7D named Best New Product at the Newport International Boat Show - US.
  • IBEX Innovation Award for the Raymarine e7D - US.
  • Raymarine UK Ltd moves to Fareham, Hampshire, UK.
  • Raymarine acquires Belamarin, its distributor in Norway and Sweden.
  • TH24 and TH32 handheld thermal cameras launched.
  • i70 instrument and p70 and P70R autopilot control heads launched.
  • AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver and AIS350 AIS Receiver launched.
  • e7 multifunction display launched.

2010

  • Raymarine acquired by FLIR Systems.

2009

  • June - Relocation of Raymarine headquarters to new, leased single site completed.
  • Segelnmagazine Readers Survey Award for Best Chartplotter - Germany.
  • DAME award nomination for Raymarine E Series HybridTouchTM - EU.

2008

  • February - Deck Marine S.p.A. acquired - Italy | NavSystems Oy acquired - Finland.
  • NMEA Best in Show Award for Raymarine G Series Multifunction Navigation System - US.
  • Motor Boatingmagazine Best of the Year Award for the Raymarine A Series Multifunction Displays.

2007

  • LifeTag Man Overboard System wins SAIL Pittman Innovation Award in Electronics category - US.
  • Raymarine Asia Pty Ltd founded.
  • March - SDM Electronique SAS acquired - France.
  • August - HE Eissing KG (GmbH & Co) acquired - Germany.
  • Final stage of outsourcing project completed.
  • NMEA Best Autopilot award 2007 for the Raymarine ST8002 - US.
  • NMEA Best in Show Award 2007 for Raymarine Ray218 VHF/Hailer with RayMic - US.
  • Raymarine honoured as Sponsor of the Year at RYA Powerboat Racing Gold Awards - UK.
  • LifeTag MOB system wins Salt Water Sportsman's inaugural 2007 High Hook Award in Safety category - US.

2006

  • Raymarine completes outsourcing of manufacturing.
  • NMEA Best Navigation Product 2006 for the Raymarine E120 Multifunction Display - US.
  • NMEA Best in Show Award 2006 for Raymarine RayTech v6.0 Navigation Software - US.
  • SR100 SIRIUS Satellite Weather Receiver wins CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering award - US.

2005

  • Motor Boating magazine Best of the Year Awards for Raymarine E Series High Performance Multifunction Navigation Displays and S1000 autopilot.
  • NMEA Best in Show Award 2005 for Raymarine E Series Multifunction Display - US.

2004

  • December 6 - Raymarine plc floats on the London Stock Exchange.
  • DAME Award for Raymarine C Series Multifunction Displays - EU.
  • NMEA Best in Show Award 2004 for Raymarine C Series Multifunction Display - US.

2003

  • NMEA Best in Show Award 2003 for HDFI - High Definition Fish Imaging.

2002

  • Imtec Award for RayTech Version 4 PC Navigation software integrated with onboard navigation systems.
  • DAME Award for ST290 instrument system - EU.

2001

  • Raymarine acquires Raytheon's Recreational Marine Division in a management buyout backed by Hg Capital.
  • Launch of Advanced Steering Technology (AST) inboard autopilot course computers.

2000

  • DAME Award for the RL80 CRC 10" Radar Plotter and 10" RL80C Colour Radar - EU.

1999

  • Launch of High Speed Bus (HSB) protocol integrating high resolution radar and chartplotters.

1997

  • Launch of the Pathfinder Radar - first leisure marine radar to be designed and built outside Japan for 15 years.

1996

  • Imtec Award for Apelco L365 entry-level LCD fishfinder - US.
  • DAME Award for the Autohelm ST80 Instrument range - EU.

1992

  • Integration of GPS technology into SeaTalk navigation, instrument and autopilot control systems.
  • DAME Award for the Autohelm ST2000 Tiller Pilot - EU.

1990

  • British Design Award and Silk Cut Nautical Award for the SeaTalk digital communications protocol, linking instruments and autopilots.

1989

  • British Design Award and Silk Cut Nautical Award for the SeaTalk digital communications protocol, linking instruments and autopilots.

1984

  • Launch of Autohelm "keyboard micro" autopilots, the first cockpit autopilots in the world to employ digital control systems.

1975

  • British Design Award for the first Autohelm tillerpilot.

1974

  • Nautech/Autohelm is formed.

1958

  • Raytheon acquires Apelco.

1923

  • Raytheon launches first depth sounder.

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