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Simrad® Partners with Chaparral and Robalo


Electronics Leader Announces Agreement With Major Powerboat Manufacturers.


Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats.


For model year 2021, Simrad® will be the only marine electronics option on all 27 Chaparral models and all 22 Robalo models. Simrad® systems are now also standard fit on the Robalo R360 center console and the R317 dual-console boats, as well as on 10 Chaparral models: Surf 25 and 29, SSX 277, 297, 317, 347, and the Suncoast 230, 250 and the OSX 280, 300. These vessels will include Simrad®’s award-winning multifunction displays, sonar, radar and autopilots, where applicable. These systems are also fully integrated with the onboard Fusion® marine entertainment systems and Yamaha and Mercury® outboard engines.


“Chaparral and Robalo are well-known manufacturers of high-quality sport boats,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “We are proud to have our feature-rich navigation systems installed on these vessels, and we are confident this partnership is going to help Chaparral/Robalo customers have a more enjoyable time on the water.”

“These state-of-the-art Simrad® displays and accessories are ideal for Robalo and Chaparral’s line of powerboats,” said Mike Fafard, vice president of engineering, Chaparral / Robalo. “Simrad®’s rich history of innovation is the primary reason we’ve chosen these systems. From the design aesthetic to the user-friendly functionality, Simrad® perfectly matches our manufacturing process.”


Chaparral and Robalo are leading manufacturers of premium quality sportfishing and leisure boats for the recreational market. Simrad® multifunction systems with SolarMAX™ IPS displays offer exceptional clarity and ultra-wide viewing angles, even in direct sunlight, while an intuitive all-weather touchscreen and a keypad with rotary dial offer total control in any conditions. Built-in echosounder support lets you cruise confidently with ForwardScan® sonar, or reveal the ultimate fishing spots with Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 with CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging™.