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    Posted: 29 December 2017 at 06:53
Hi,

I am starting to research the plotter marked for upgrading from a 2012 NSS system. I see that Simrad has launched a new nss3 which looks promising. Another alternativ would be to go the B&G route which is branded more for sailing boats. I do not do any club sailing but do do long distanse blue water.

Any advice on Simrad vs B&G? (quality/reliability, compatability to radar, autopilot, existing backbone, etc)

- or any other brand

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Hi, Simrad is owned by Navico who also own B&G. Certainly looking at the Navico website https://navico.com/our-brands/ they are producing the same instruments with differing brand names
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Seileren1,

B&G and Simrad hardware equipment is the same, the only difference is the logo. According to their websites Simrad is aimed at motor boat users and B&G is aimed at sailing users. The software is slightly different. The B&G software offers some sailing orientated options.  
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Originally posted by Wayne's World Wayne's World wrote:

Seileren1,

B&G and Simrad hardware equipment is the same, the only difference is the logo. According to their websites Simrad is aimed at motor boat users and B&G is aimed at sailing users. The software is slightly different. The B&G software offers some sailing orientated options.  

Exactly - the B&G software is much more appropriate for sail boats. Highly recommend going with the the Zeus3....  Totally compatible with your Simrad or B&G instruments. These newer chart plotters will even control your autopilot computer (look at the compatibility list).

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I had Simrad NSS2 plotter and upgraded it to B&G zeus 2 for reason that B&G is sailing orientated and Simrad can not be upgraded with features B&G has though hardware is same. So for sailing boat I would suggest B&G. Other issue is that will you use those sailing features.
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