Zeus be with you

Leading sailing navigation and instrument developer B&G has introduced a new sailing chartplotter and navigation system to the Australian market.

12 September 2017


Designed to meet the needs of bluewater cruisers and regatta sailors, Zeus3 is designed to deliver clear, fast and controllable data. With an easy-to-use interface and new high definition screen technology incorporating ultra-wide viewing angles, the latest addition to the B&G product line help sailors see vital information in even the worst of sailing conditions.

Recognising the need for sailors to be able to see their data from a variety of positions on the boat, the Zeus3 incorporates a high-performance multifunction screen in either 7-, 9-, 12-, or 16-inch widescreen displays with SolarMAX HD technology for daytime visibility and ultra-wide viewing angles. The touchscreen is functional even when drenched by a wave or spray: a rotary dial and keypad ensure control of all the device’s functions when the weather gets rough. Both sets of controls can be used simultaneously, or Zeus³ can be switched to non-touch mode if extreme weather conditions are expected.

The Zeus3 also delivers information in ultra-quick time with its new high-performance processor that enables rapid chart redraw while moving, panning or zooming. This allows sailors to see what is happening around their boat with no time lag or delay.


Zeus³ software was designed specifically for sailors. It has an array of sail-specific functionalities such as displaying key data on a single screen with SailSteer, showing LayLines overlaid on charts, and improving planning accuracy with Sailing Time. In addition, RacePanel delivers a range race-proven functionality, previously reserved for grand prix racing yachts, including integration with B&G H5000 tactical systems for additional analytical and predictive capabilities.

Built-in wi-fi lets sailors access GoFree online services to download charts, weather information, PredictWind bulletins and software updates directly to their Zeus³ display via any internet hotspot. GoFree also enables mirroring of the Zeus³ screen on a compatible smartphone and control of the chartplotter system from a compatible tablet, giving sailors the ability to view the screen from anywhere on board.

Built-in ForwardScan sonar support offers safer passage through shallow and poorly-charted waters; users can add a ForwardScan transducer for a clear on-screen view of the depth ahead. Zeus³ displays also offer plug-and-play support for Broadband Radar and AIS solutions, enhancing situational awareness with tools like MARPA target tracking and AIS overlay in crowded harbours, on a passage or during regattas. Complete autopilot integration means short-handed and single-handed sailors can take immediate control of their B&G autopilot system from any B&G Zeus³ display on board.

Zeus³ also connects seamlessly to a wide range of sensors, instruments, displays, expansion modules, and accessories; it is a fully-integrated electronics solution to provide greater safety, performance, and enjoyment on the water.

The Zeus3 chartplotters are priced at:

Zeus3 – 7 inch             RRP $2299

Zeus3 – 9 inch             RRP $3299

Zeus3 – 12 inch           RRP $4749

Zeus3 – 16 inch           RRP $6799


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