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Welcome to the B&G Vulcan range

B&G's Vulcan range of sailing chartplotters take the guesswork out of sailing. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or just starting out, Vulcan is packed with features that will help you get the most from your time on the water.

Easy to use touch screen

We’ve designed our Vulcan chartplotters to be as intuitive as a tablet or smartphone. The low-profile, super-bright display is visible even in direct sunlight, and the responsive touch screen gives fingertip control, even in flying spray and a rough sea state. Pinch-to-zoom, swipe and tap controls let you input waypoints and routes and view chart details with ease.

Simple to add Waypoints and Routes

Let Vulcan guide you safely to your destination: place waypoints and routes with a single tap on the chart and let Vulcan take you there with clear, intuitive graphics and data for guidance. Add a compatible chart card to benefit from autorouting and let Vulcan’s intelligent software choose the best and safest route to your destination. 

Dedicated Sailing Features for cruising and racing

You can use Vulcan as a simple chartplotter as soon as you connect it to power, or for more advanced features, add to speed, depth and wind instruments. Let Vulcan take care of the complex calculations – leaving you free to relax and enjoy the sailing.

SailSteer

See all the data you need at a glance on one easy-to-read display with SailSteer. See crucial wind, speed, tide, heading, course over ground, layline and waypoint information, overlaid on one screen to ensure you have the information you need at your fingertips.

Laylines

Let Vulcan do the hard work: See your course and minimise your time spent beating with Laylines overlaid on your chart. See which way is best and ensure you tack in the right place to help you get to windward as efficiently as possible. Laylines even take into account tidal effects and wind shifts to plot the quickest course to the next waypoint.

SailingTime

Plan effectively with SailingTime and know how long it will take to get to a waypoint, even if it’s dead upwind. SailingTime calculates the time you’ll spend on each tack, taking into account wind and tidal effects, to give you an accurate ETA at your destination.

RacePanel

Be on the line when the gun goes with RacePanel. Enjoy easy-to-use features previously only enjoyed by Pro navigators to ensure you get the best start in the fleet, with time, distance and positioning information on a single clear display.

High accuracy GPS

Know exactly where you are at all times with an inbuilt, high accuracy 10Hz GPS receiver.

Autopilot Control

Put Vulcan at the heart of your boat and take control of your B&G autopilot from your Vulcan’s touchscreen. With an installed controller elsewhere, the intuitive controls can be accessed from any screen with a simple tap and allow you to alter course, tack, gybe, sail to wind or compass. Take advantage of the advanced sailing algorithms that make B&G Pilots as good as the best helmsman – all from your Vulcan’s touch screen.

Mirror the screen on your phone

Vulcan’s sunlight-viewable, waterproof display gives you a reliable navigation display at the helm or chart table – and now you can see it from anywhere on board on your smartphone or tablet. Built in WiFi allows you to mirror and control the screen from anywhere on board using the Link App on your mobile device, for a cost-effective dual-station solution. Back up your settings and waypoints, or connect to a Wireless hotspot or marina WiFi to download weather forecasts and software updates straight to your device. Connect your phone via Bluetooth to read and respond to text messages from the chartplotter’s display.

Choice of cartography

Benefit from the most accurate charts and advanced features: Vulcan chartplotters support a wide range of leading cartography, from C-MAP, Navionics and NV Digital. Take advantage of advanced mapping features including autorouting, dynamic tides and currents, aerial photos and detailed harbour charts to ensure you know exactly what lies beneath your keel at all times.

A range of mounting options

Get up and running quickly: Vulcan chartplotters are optimised for sleek flush mounting, standing only 8mm proud of the bulkhead for a low-profile ‘glass helm’ look. Alternatively, mount in minutes using the supplied bracket on horizontal, vertical or overhead surfaces.

Easy to expand your network

Expand the functionality of your Vulcan by adding onboard instruments, radar and sonar.

Instruments

Add Vulcan to Triton2 instruments and sensors to enable Vulcan's advanced sailing features and share navigation information

ForwardScan

Navigate into shallow anchorages and poorly charted areas with ease and know what lies ahead with confidence by adding a ForwardScan transducer, for a real-time two-dimensional view of the seabed in front of your boat.

SonicHub

Take control of your music and entertainment from your Vulcan display by adding a SonicHub2. With integrated Bluetooth, stream music from your smartphone or tablet, or listen to music on a USB drive or AM/FM radio.

Radar

Add our award-winning Broadband Radar to guide you through crowded harbours, poor visibility and across busy shipping lanes, or to keep an eye on distant weather and rain when sailing offshore.

Two year warranty as standard

We have designed Vulcan to be at home on the water and to stand up to the worst the elements can throw at it – which is why we back our products with an industry-leading two year warranty to give you peace of mind.  

Key Features

  • Easy to use multi-touch display
  • Dedicated sailing features for cruising or racing: SailSteer, SailingTime, RacePanel, Laylines
  • Easy to integrate – Connect Vulcan to an existing system and add basic sailing components
  • Broadband Radar™ and ForwardScan™ ready
  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Control your B&G Pilot
  • Instrument data display

What's in the box?

  • Ethernet Cable, 6ft
  • Broadband 3G Radar
  • Vulcan 12
  • LABEL,SHIPPER,SIMRAD,3G
  • LEFLT,PACKING LIST,SIMRAD,3G
  • GO9 XSE,RADAR KIT BOX
  • V12R 3G RADAR LABEL
  • SIMRAD WARRANTY CARD - SERVICE & SUPPORT
  • Broadband Radar RI10 Interface Box
  • Broadband 3G/4G Scanner Connection Cable
  • DECAL,FMCW,BRAND,SIMRAD
  • Broadband 3G™ Radar
  • Power Cable, 4-Pin
  • GO12 / Vulcan 12 Bracket Accessory
  • Vulcan 12 Suncover
  • GO12/V12 Dash Mount Kit

Specifications

Display Resolution
1280 x 800
Screen Brightness
1200 nits
Waterproofrating
IPX 6 and 7
Operating Temperature Range
"-15°C to +55°C (5° F to 131° F)
Storage Temperature Range
"-20°C to +60°C (4°F to 140°F)
Ethernet Ports
1 x 5 pin yellow connector x 1 Mbit. Radar and Sirius (USA only) connectivity only (unless unlocked)
NMEA 2000 Connectivity
1 x NMEA 2000 Micro-C port, 1 LEN
Supply Voltage
10 - 17 V DC
Update rate
10 Hz
SD Card Storage
2 MicroSD slots, max. 32GB each. >32 GB format to NTFS
Warranty Period
2 Years
Weight
2.242 kg (4.94 lbs)
Power Consumption typical
24 W
Power Consumption max
30 W
Dimensions H x W x D
310 mm x 219 mm x 82.7 mm (12.20" x 8.63" x 3.26") (no bracket)
GPS Receiver Channels
32 Channels
Recommended Fuse Rating
3A
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks
6000 waypoints, 500 Routes with 100 max route points, 50 tracks with up to 12,000 track points.
Viewing Angles
80° top/bottom, 80° left/right
Internal Storage
90MB
Steering Modes
Auto, Nav., No Drift, Follow up, Non-follow up, Turn patterns, Standby, *Wind, *Wind NAV. (*Boat type set to Sail)
Autopilot
Auto, Nav., No Drift, Follow up, Non-follow up, Turn patterns, Standby, *Wind, *Wind NAV. (*Boat type set to Sail). Requires STBY button or Controller with STBY button to commission
Digital Switching
BEP C-Zone
Mounting Type
Bracket or Panel
Approvals Compliance
CE, C-Tick, HDMI, EN 60950-1:2006, EN 60945:2002 EN 300 440-2, V1.4.1
Shock Vibration
CE, C-Tick, HDMI, EN 60950-1:2006, EN 60945:2002 EN 300 440-2, V1.4.1
Time to First Fix
Cold start less than 90 seconds exposed to open sky, Satellite Reacquisition 5 sec
NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
Exports NMEA0183 over WiFi
Radar compatibility
Halo, Broadband, HD Radars
Position Accuracy
Horizontal Accuracy 3 m (9.8 ft)
Charts supported
Insight, Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+) , C-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+) NV Digital (Raster US Charts)
Charts Supported
Insight, Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+) , C-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+) NV Digital (Raster US Charts)
Sonar Compatibility
Integrated CHIRP / DownScan / ForwardScan. Sinle 9 Pin Xsonic Connector
Item Connectivity WiFi
Internal
Bluetooth
Internal
GPS
Internal, 10Hz, WASS, MSAS, EGNOS
PC Connectivity
None
Video
None
AIS
Receive AIS data over NMEA 2000 only
N2K PGNs
Receive only59392 ISO Acknowledgement, 59904 ISO Request, 60928 ISO Address Claim, 65285 Temperature with Instance, 65323 Data User Group Request, 65325 Reprogram Status, 65341 Autopilot Mode, 65480 Autopilot Mode, 127245 Rudder, 127251 Rate of Turn, 127257 Attitude, 127488 Engine Parameters, Rapid Update, 127489 Engine Parameters, Dynamic, 127493 Transmission Parameters, Dynamic, 127503 AC input status, 127504 AC Output Status, 127505 Fluid Level, 127506 DC Detailed Status, 127507 Charger Status, 127508 Battery Status, 127509 Inverter Status, 129033 Time & Date, 129038 AIS Class A Position Report, 129039 AIS Class B Position Report, 129040 AIS Class B Extended Position Report, 129794 AIS Class A Static and Voyage Related Data, 129801 AIS Addressed Safety Related Message, 129802 AIS Safety Related Broadcast Message, 129808 DSC Call Information, 129809 AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part A, 129810 AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part B, 130313 Humidity, 130314 Actual Pressure, 130576 Small Craft Status, 130842 SimNet DSC Message, 130851 Event Reply, 130817 Product Info, 130820 Reprogram Status, 130832 Fuel Used - High Resolution, 130834 Engine and Tank Configuration, 130838 Fluid Level Warning, 130843 Sonar Status, Frequency and DSP Voltage,Transmit and Receive:61184 Parameter Request/Command, 65289 Trim Tab Insect Configuration, 65291 Backlight Control, 65292 Clear Fluid Level Warnings, 65293 LGC-2000 Configuration, 126208 ISO Command Group Function, 126992 System Time, 126996 Product Info, 127237 Heading/Track Control, 127250 Vessel Heading, 127258 Magnetic Variation, 128259 Speed, Water referenced, 128267 Water Depth, 128275 Distance Log, 129025 Position, Rapid Update, 129026 COG & SOG, Rapid Update, 129029 GNSS Position Data, 129283 Cross Track Error, 129284 Navigation Data, 129539 GNSS DOPs, 129540 GNSS Sats in View, 130074 Route and WP Service - WP List - WP Name & Position, 130306 Wind Data, 130310 Environmental Parameters, 130311 Environmental Parameters, 130312 Temperature, 130577 Direction Data, 130840 Data User Group Configuration, 130845 Parameter Handle, 130850 Event Command, 130831 Suzuki Engine and Storage Device Config, 130835 SetEngineAndTankConfiguration, 130839 Pressure Insect ConfigurationTransmit only65287 Configure Temperature INSOcts, 65290 Paddle Wheel Speed Configuration, 129285 Route/Waypoint Data, 130818 Reprogram Data, 130819 Request Reprogram, 130828 Set Serial Number, 130836 Fluid Level Insect Configuration, 130837 Fuel Flow Turbine Configuration
Weather
SiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only), GRIB
Languages
Standard Language Pack: English(US), English(UK), Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish. Other Language unlocksAsian Language Pack: English (US), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Eastern European Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Bulgarian, German, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Slovak, TurkishRussia/Ukraine Language pack: English (US), English(UK), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, UkrainianMiddle Eastern Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Arabic, German, Spanish, Farsi, French, Italian
Catography included
TBD
Interface
Touch screen, OP40 or OP50 controller via NEA 2000
Manouevres Turn Patterns
U-turn, Spiral-turn, C-turn, Zig-zag, Square-turn, Lazy S-turn, Depth contour tracking
Multimedia
via SonicHub2, FusionLink, *Sirius, **JL Audio. *USA only, **AUST. & NZ only)
Correction
WASS, MSAS, EGNOS, GLONASS, *Galileo ,*BeiDou. *Limited by network
Backlight Color
White