Vulcan 12R plus ZC2 Remote Control and NMEA2000 Starter Kit

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Vulcan 12R

12“ multifunction display with touchscreen

Packed with innovation and award-winning sailing features, the new B&G Vulcan multifunction display series is a must-have for every sailor. The Vulcan 12R features a 12" multi-touch display, built-in GPS and WiFi, excellent sonar technologies and radar compatibility.

With NMEA2000 connectivity, the B&G Vulcan can be quickly and easily integrated into an onboard instrumentation system in order to take full advantage of the sailing features such as SailSteer and SailTime. In addition, the B&G Vulcan 7 is reasonably priced for a sailing chart plotter, ideal for offshore sailing and club racing.

Fully-functional chartplotter with radar support
Forwardscan® support


Delivery contents: The B&G Vulcan 12R is supplied with the following components:
  • B&G Vulcan power cable (4 pin)
  • B&G Vulcan 12R suncover
  • B&G Vulcan 12R surface mounting bracket

Chartplotter with sailing functions

ZEUS nautical charts

Chartplotter with full range of functions
The integrated 10 Hz GPS receiver and multi-touch display with the latest pinch-to-zoom technology make the 5" display a fully functional chart plotter. Take advantage of Navionics+ and C-MAP MAX-N+ nautical chart support and choose from a variety of sailing areas.

Award-winning sailing features
Experience the highly acclaimed B&G Sailing/Cruising features such as SailSteer™, SailTime™, Laylines, Windplot and enhanced display of sailing instruments with the B&G Vulcan 12R. These functions not only boost your performance in regattas, but also allow you to enjoy a relaxed afternoon cruise.
To take full advantage of the B&G sailing functions we recommend the B&G WS310 or WS320 (wireless) wind sensor. This can be easily connected to the B&G Vulcan via the NMEA2000 network and gives you the exact wind direction and speed.


On the easy-to-read Sailsteer™ display, cruicial sailing parameters such as wind information, speed, tide, course, course over ground, layline and waypoints can be displayed directly.

This gives you the information you need at your fingertips.


On the easy-to-read Sailsteer™ display, cruicial sailing parameters such as wind information, speed, tide, course, course over ground, layline and waypoints can be displayed directly.

This gives you the information you need at your fingertips.


Plan your regatta or your next journey effectively. SailingTime™ keeps you up to date and always lets you know how long it will take to get to a waypoint. It calculates the time you’ll spend on each tack, taking into account wind and tidal effects. This gives you an accurate ETA at your destination.


Be on the line as the gun goes with RacePanel. Such important regatta functions only pro navigators have enjoyed, until now. With time, distance and position data, the B&G RacePanel helps you get off to a perfect start in the regatta, all on a single display.

Integrated Go-Free WiFi

Thanks to integrated WLAN, the B&G Vulcan gives you direct access to GoFree cloud services, including wireless chart downloads, software updates and more.

Whether connected to your home Wi-Fi with your boat trailered in the driveway, logged in to your marina’s Wi-Fi, or tethered to your smartphone out on the lake, you can access GoFree cloud services anywhere you have an internet connection.

On the water, GoFree connects the B&G Vulcan to your mobile devices, mirroring your display’s screen on your smartphone or giving you full remote control from your tablet with the free GoFree Controller app.

  • Control your B&G Vulcan directly from your iPad or Android tablet
  • Mirror your screen with a compatible smartphone
  • The integrated WiFi module allows easy access to the GoFree™ shop:
    • Get automatic updates for your B&G Vulcan
    • Download the latest Insight Genesis™ charts
    • Enhance your sailing experience with a variety of apps

Connection options


Full NMEA2000 connectivity

With the B&G Vulcan 12R you will always keep an eye on important data. With its clear and configurable instrument screen, you can organise data that is important to you and have access to updated values in every situation.

Depending on the transducers available in the NMEA2000 network, you can display the following data:

  • Tank contents
  • Depth & temperature data
  • Speed through water (Speed) and speed over ground (SOG)
  • Environmental parameters
  • Position & navigation data
  • Compass / heading data
  • AIS data
  • Dynamic motor parameters

Simple integration into existing systems
Already have a chartplotter on board? Regardless of whether you use Raymarine, Simrad or Garmin devices, the B&G Vulcan 12R NMEA2000 interface makes it extremely easy to integrate seamlessly into existing systems.

The B&G Vulcan 12R is the perfect addition to your current setup. Use the B&G Vulcan 12R as a control unit for your Simrad, Lowrance or B&G autopilot.
Take advantage of the wide range of possible applications, which are made possible by integrated NMEA2000 interface as well as the space-saving installation dimensions.

System example - Autopilot control unit
The B&G Vulcan 12R makes a perfect control unit for your Simrad, Lowrance or B&G autopilot. Use the full operating possibilities of an autopilot display in combination with the navigation capabilities of a similarly fully functional chart plotter. With the B&G Vulcan 12R you will have a powerful combination.


Latest radar technology

The B&G Vulcan 12R series is compatible with the latest VelocityTrack™ Doppler radar technology of the HALO20+ and HALO24 radar antennas. Take advantage of colour-coded echoes to quickly identify incoming and outgoing targets. You can of course use conventional HALO20 and 3G and 4G broadband radar antennas with the B&G Vulcan 12R.
HALO radar antennas are connected via the ethernet port of the B&G Vulcan 12R.


ForwardScan­® support


Know what's in front of you!
In combination with the optional Navico ForwardScan® transducer, the Vulcan 12R provides a 2D sonar image of the seabed in front of your boat. In shallow, unknown or poorly mapped waters, the ForwardScan® function helps you avoid running aground. It is also a very useful tool in the search for a safe anchorage.



  1. Radar connection (Micro-C)
    Connection for a compatible Navico radar (cannot be used to network multiple B&G Vulcan units)
  2. NMEA2000 (Micro-C)
    Connect to the NMEA2000 network via Micro-C connector.
  3. Power connection
    Connect the supplied 4-pin power cable.
    +/- 12V power supply
    Current control wire (ignition)
    Alarm wire
  4. Sonar connection
    Total scan, Active Imaging or Forward Scan transducer

Technical data

Display: 12"
Resolution: 1280 x 800 px
Dimensions: 310 x 219 x 82,7 mm
Weight: 2,242 kg
Water rating: IPX6 and IPX7
Power supply: 12 V DC (10 - 17 V DC)
Current consumption: Average 24 W / max. 30 W
GPS: Integrated 10 Hz antenna
WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
NMEA2000: Yes
NMEA0183: No
AIS: Optional, via NMEA2000
Radar: Yes, compatible with Halo, Broadband and HD radar antennas
Sonar compatibility: CHIRP, DownScan and ForwardScan
Chart compatibility: Navionics +, Navionics Platinum +, C-MAP MAX-N, C-MAP MAX-N +, C-MAP Genesis and NV Digital Cards
Languages: English (US + UK), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Greek, Portuguese

Compatible memory devices

SD / Micro SD
C-Card MAX orange
C-Card NT + black

Compatible memory devices

C-MAP MAX-N C-MAP MAX-N + C-MAP MAX-N + Continental Navionics + Navionics Platinum +

Chart comparison

Chart system Vector maps Grid/paper charts easy-/ AutoRouting Tides Satellite images High-resolution depth lines
C-MAP Discover
C-MAP Reveal
Navionics +
Navionics Platinum +
The ZC2 remote control provides intuitive control of up to six B&G Zeus², Glass Bridge or Vulcan multifunction displays via keypad and knob and can be mounted anywhere. It also allows control of a B&G autopilot from any network-connected display.
  • Control up to six Zeus², Glass Bridge or Vulcan multifunction displays
  • Autopilot remote control via any networked display
  • High-quality aluminium control dial with built-in cursor functions
  • MOB function
  • Narrow design perfect for chart table mounting
  • Dash mount with low 8mm profile
  • Zero-profile flush mount with optional bracket
  • Integrated high-decibel speaker for critical alarms
  • Quickly switch displays with dedicated button and LED indicators
  • Single NMEA 2000® connection

Technical data
  • Operating temperature: -15°C to +55°C / 5° F to 131° F
  • Water resistance: IPX6 (in front when mounted flush with gasket), IPX2 (in rear)
  • Product depth: 44.5 mm
  • Product height: 150 mm
  • Product width: 60 mm
  • Product weight: 0.3 kg

Power supply
  • Power supply: NMEA 2000®
  • Power consumption: <100mA @ 13.5V
  • Power consumption: NMEA 20002 network loads (100 mA)


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