All in one
Fully featured chartplotter
(supports Navionics & C-MAP)
ForwardScan® / CHIRP Fishfinder
The B&G VULCAN 5FS is characterized not only by its sleek design, but also by its multitude of possible applications. Use the VULCAN 5FS as a chartplotter with all the award-winning B&G sailing features or use the NMEA2000 interface and operate it as a pure instrument display. With ForwardScan® compatibility (optional echo sounder available) you are always up to date on what to expect or alternatively connect a CHIRP Fishfinder transducer.
Fully featured chartplotter
The integrated 10 Hz GPS receiver and the multi-touch display with the latest pinch-to-zoom technology make the 5 "display a fully featured chartplotter. Take advantage of the Navionics and C-MAP nautical charts support and choose from a variety of routes.
Experience the acclaimed B&G Sailing / Cruise features such as SailSteer ™, SailTime ™, Laylines, Windplot and the optimised display of sailing instruments.
Integrated GoFree ™ WiFi
With integrated Wi-Fi, the B&G VULCAN 5 FS provides instant access to GoFree cloud services, including wireless map downloads, software updates, and more.
Whether your boat is in the driveway and you're connected to your home Wi-Fi network, in-port Wi-Fi, or out on the water with your smartphone, you can access the GoFree cloud services anywhere you go and have an internet connection.
On the water, the GoFree ™ WiFi connects the B&G VULCAN 5FS to your mobile devices, mirroring your smartphone's screen or using the GoFree ™ Controller app to operate the VULCAN 5FS from your tablet (for safety's sake, one-touch operation of the autopilot via mobile devices is not possible).
- Control your B&G VULCAN 5FS directly from your iPad or Android tablet
- Get automatic updates for your VULCAN 5FS
- Download the latest Insight Genesis ™ maps
- Enhance your sailing experience through a variety of apps
Full NMEA2000 connectivity
Use the B&G VULCAN 5FS as an instrument display and always keep an eye on important data. With a clear and configurable instrument page, you can arrange the data that is important to you according to relevance and have access to the current values in every situation. Use the optionally available B&G ZC2 remote control to operate your B&G VULCAN 5FS intuitively via the control dial and keypad. Depending on the transducers present in the NMEA2000 network, you can display the following data, among others:
- Wind data (wind direction, speed)
- Depth & temperature data
- Speed through the water (speed) and speed over the ground (SOG)
- Environmental parameters
- Position and navigation data
- Compass / heading data
- AIS data
- Dynamic motor parameters
Easy integration into existing systems
Already have a chartplotter on board? Whether using Raymarine, Simrad or Garmin devices, the NMEA2000 interface of the B&G VULCAN 5FS makes it easy to seamlessly integrate with existing systems.
The B&G VULCAN 5FS is the perfect complement to your existing system. For example, use the VULCAN 5FS as a control unit for your Simrad, Lowrance or B&G autopilot. Furthermore, the VULCAN 5FS can be used as a second instrument in your Raymarine system.
Take advantage of a multitude of possible applications, which are made possible by the integrated NMEA2000 interface, not to mention its space-saving installation dimensions.
System example - autopilot control unit
The B&G VULCAN 5FS is an ideal control unit for your Simrad, Lowrance or B&G autopilot. Use the fully featured operating options of an autopilot display in conjunction with the navigation functions of a fully featured chartplotter. The B&G VULCAN 5FS offers you a promising combination.
System example - Secondary device in the Raymarine system
With the help of the standardized NMEA2000 interface, the B&G VULCAN 5FS can be quickly and easily integrated into an existing system. Regardles of whether a Raymarine SeaTalkNG or Garmin NMEA2000 system. Both systems are compatible with each other using an adapter cable.
For example, use the wind data from your Raymarine system for the optimized B&G sailing software of the VULCAN 5FS.
ForwardScan® / Fishfinder support
So you know what lies ahead!
In conjunction with the optional Navico ForwardScan® transducer, the B&G VULCAN 5FS provides a 2D sonar image of the sea bed in front of your boat. In shallow, unknown, or poorly mapped waters, the ForwardScan® feature helps you stay afloat. It is also very useful in finding safe anchorage.
Finding fish made easy with Fishfinder and Downscan
As an alternative to the ForwardScan® transducer, you can connect a compatible 9-pin (black plug) fishfinder transducer to the B&G VULCAN 5FS. Depending on the type of installation, use the popular NAVICO HDI Transom (Fishfinder & Downscan) or NAVICO P319 (Fishfinder) transducer.
Screenshot example "Downscan"
Screenshot example "Fishfinder"
1. Sonar socket (black / 9 pin)
Ready to connect a ForwardScan® or CHIRP echo sounder.
2. Micro-SD card slot
To use Navionics or C-MAP charts.
3. Power supply / NMEA2000
To connect the included power / NMEA2000 Y-cable.
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