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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.

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.

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

Specifications

Display Resolution
800x480
Screen Brightness
1200 nits
Waterproofrating
IPX6 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
Weight
1.32 kg (2.9 lbs)
Supply Voltage
10 - 17 V DC
Update rate
10 Hz
Power Consumption typical
12 W
SD Card Storage
2 Micro SD slots, max. 32GB each. >32 GB format to NTFS
Warranty Period
2 Years
Power Consumption max
20 W
Dimensions H x W x D
243 mm x 171 mm x 83 mm (9.56" x 6.71" 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
Display Size
9 inches
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. Single 9 Pin Xsonic Connector
Item Connectivity WiFi
Internal
Bluetooth
Internal
GPS
Internal, 10Hz, WASS, MSAS, EGNOS
PC Connectivity
None
Video
None
N2K PGNs
Receive 59392, 59904, 60928, 126208, 126992, 126996, 127237, 127245, 127250, 127251, 127257, 127258, 127488, 127489, 127493, 127503, 127504, 127505, 127506, 127507, 127508, 127509, 128259, 128267, 128275, 129025, 129026, 129029, 129033, 129038, 129039, 129040, 129041, 129283, 129284, 129539, 129540, 129794, 129801, 129283, 129284, 129539, 129540, 129794, 129801, 129802, 129808, 129809, 129810, 130074, 130306, 130310, 130311, 130312, 130313, 130314, 130576, 130577, Transmit 126208, 126992, 126996,127237, 127250, 127258, 128259, 128267, 128275, 129025, 129026, 129029, 129283, 129284, 129285, 129539, 129540, 130074, 130306, 130310, 130311, 130312, 130577
AIS
Receive AIS data over NMEA 2000 only
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, ZC1 or ZC2 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, Fusion Link, *Sirius, **JL Audio. *USA only, **AUST. & NZ only
Correction
WASS, MSAS, EGNOS, GLONASS
Backlight Color
White, Red