Raymarine’s Evolution™ wins again

2013 NMEA-BWI Technology award goes to Raymarine’s Evolution™ autopilot

October 2013
Raymarine is delighted to announce that its award-winning Evolution™ autopilot has won the coveted 2013 NMEA-BWI Technology Award at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) annual convention held in San Diego, CA. 

The NMEA-BWI Technology Award recognises recently introduced products and singles out the “best” based on a combination of innovative design, benefits to boaters, practicality and value. Judging is carried out by Boating Writers International (BWI) which reviews what’s new in the world of boating and electronic products. 

Bill Bishop, this year’s head judge, said, “The new Raymarine autopilot, after a simple dockside set-up, automatically teaches itself how to steer the boat and linearizes the compass. This artificial intelligence-feeling system eliminates the traditional seatrial autopilot calibration and, when coupled with the mount-almost-anywhere heading sensor, made it a technology stand-out.”

Grégoire Outters, Raymarine’s General Manager, said, “The NMEA-BWI Technology Award further recognizes Raymarine’s passion for creating innovative products that benefit the boating industry and public as a whole. It’s a huge boost for everyone here to have our revolutionary new Evolution™ autopilot recognized in this way.”

Evolution™ was launched earlier this year and has attracted the attention of boat owners and boat manufacturers everywhere for its great performance, simple Automagic™ calibration, and ease of installation. Evolution™ combines advanced aerospace guidance technology with Raymarine’s marine autopilot expertise to deliver a breakthrough in autopilot intelligence; Raymarine’s Evolution™ autopilot also won the Innovation Award at IBEX last month.

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About Raymarine:

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.

The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fareham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.

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