B&G Vulcan 5 FS Chartplotter/Fishfinder with Nav+ Chart
The Vulcan series provides a versatile, easy-to-use chartplotter
with multi-touch and pinch-to-zoom, with a 5″, 7″ or 9″ display.
Packed with innovations for sailors, Vulcan integrates with your on
board instruments to unlock award-winning sailing features including
SailSteer and SailingTime.
High performance, affordable price
As sailors we know the importance of being able to glance at the display and
get the data you need. We have made the Vulcan chartplotters the brightest and
clearest in its class. As well as a fully functioning chartplotter, the Vulcan
is also an instrument display and fully functioning autopilot controller.
Take a tour of Vulcan’s features
When you turn on your Vulcan display, you arrive at the home
screen. The user interface is easy to understand and the menus are
intuitive to use.
On the left hand side you can scroll through the settings menu. In
the centre you have access to chart navigation and sailing features.
On the right hand side there is another scroll bar where you can save
all your favourite pages.
To access the chart on your Vulcan display simply select the chart icon from
the home screen. Once in the chart view, you can pan around the chart and zoom
in and out. To re-centre your boat to the middle of the screen, select clear
cursor in the top right of the screen.
You can view the chart in different ways. To view in 3D mode, select 3D view
from chart options within the menu.
SailSteer is an exclusive sailing feature to B&G chartplotters. It
takes your instrument data and displays it in one screen that is easy
to interpret and understand.
In the centre of the screen it shows your boat which always points
to the top. Around your boat is a compass rose which moves as you
change heading. There are also indicators to show your Apparent Wind
Angle (AWA), True Wind Direction (TWD) and Course Over Ground (COG).
If you are navigating to a waypoint, the SailSteer screen will also
show you the bearing to the waypoint.
The central blue arrow shows tidal flow and set and at the bottom
of the diagram you can see your rudder angle.
All the data is also visible in the two columns either side of the
The SailSteer diagram can be overlaid on top of your chart so you
can navigate and view your instrument data at the same time.
In the settings menu, select Chart and ensure that Sail Steer
Overlay is checked.
Add a forward looking sensor to your Vulcan display to enable
ForwardScan allows you to see obstacles that lie ahead under the
water. This is really helpful when anchoring in unfamiliar harbours.
With the Vulcan displays you can easily display your instrument
data. From the Instruments icon you can select different instrument
dashboards to display the information you need or display one piece of
instrument data on the full screen.
It’s easy to place and navigate to waypoints from the Vulcan
displays. Position the cursor on the chart and then select ‘New
Waypoint’ from the menu.
You can then select your waypoint and navigate to it. The Vulcan will
display your time to sail, laylines and the bearing to the waypoint.
Creating a Route
To create a route you can select ‘New Route’ from the menu and then
touch the chart to add multiple waypoints.
You can save and name your route and then navigate to each waypoint
along your route.
Adding Vulcan to your boat is easy
For basic navigation and chart plotting
functionality just add power.
For advanced sailing features simply add:
wind sensor, compass sensor and speed log.
You can mount the Vulcan where you want with
flush, console and bracket mounting options. The Vulcan is compatible with
your existing B&G system and also other manufacturer’s products and systems
via NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183.
Choice of cartography
B&G supports a large variety of third-party mapping
products, including C-MAP, Navionics, Insight, NV Digital and more.
Easy to read, with all the vital safety information you
need, Vulcan cartography options range from micro SD cards for your region
to C-Map Genesis Social Maps and charts that can be downloaded immediately
from the GoFree Shop – so whatever your requirements, we’ve got you
- Simple and easy-to-use touchscreen chartplotter
- Award Winning Sailing Features like SailSteer™
- Choose your favourite charts
- Integrated Wi-Fi for GoFree
- Control your B&G Pilot
- Large digit instrument display
The 5″ Vulcan chartplotter is the brightest and clearest in its class at an
Full functioning Chartplotter
This powerful chartplotter makes entering waypoints & routes quick and simple.
It comes with a high speed 10Hz Internal GPS antenna ensuring pinpoint
Dedicated sail/cruise features
Vulcan 5 chartplotter features a dedicated multi-touch sailing interface, from
which you can access Award Winning SailSteer, laylines and Sailing Time
Integrate the Vulcan 5 with your onboard instruments & sensors to be able to
use the Vulcan 5 as a highly visible instrument display with single, dual and
4-way split readouts.
Widescreen, Multi-Touch Display
Vulcan 5 design gives maximum display in a small form factor. With pinch to
zoom and swipe to pan, the Vulcan 5 is intuitive to use and the easy to
navigate menus make the Vulcan 5 simple to operate.
Choice of Charts
The Vulcan 5 is compatible with the most expansive selection of cartography on
the market including C-MAP™, Navionics®, NV Digital™ and Insight charting.
This powerful chartplotter features WiFi, enabling you to enjoy supreme
communication and connectivity. Users can also repeat information to their
smartphones and control selected chartplotter functions from their iPad or
Android tablets for the ultimate in on-board freedom.
Smart NMEA 2000® networking
Easily and seamlessly connects essential kit for cruising and sailing such as
Sailing Instruments & sensors, SonicHub2 marine audio server, ZG100 external
GPS & heading sensor and V50 DSC VHF Marine Radio with built-in AIS, and
gathers sailing data at your convenience; ready when you need it.
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