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Chris-Craft adds Simrad navigation system to Catalina 34

Simrad Yachting said it has an agreement with Chris-Craft to offer dual Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge navigation systems on the Catalina 34 model of Chris-Craft center console powerboats.

The Catalina 34 is the largest of the Catalina center console line and will incorporate the latest technology while maintaining the builder’s signature style. As a result of joint efforts among several companies involved in the project, the flat-mount dash of the new Catalina 34 will employ 16-inch, multi-touch Simrad NSO evo2 displays at the helm station to control all systems.

The boat also will include Simrad GoFree wireless connectivity, SonarHub sonar, satellite weather and the RS35 VHF with HS35 remote handheld.

“With a seamless fully integrated navigation system in line with triple Verado 300-hp engines, boat owners now have more confidence and reliability when long-range cruising — whether in the Abacos or the Northeast to Martha’s Vineyard or Block Island,” Chris-Craft vice president of sales and marketing Jeff Ellis said in a statement. “The Catalina 34, equipped with Simrad’s fully integrated system, puts you at the forefront of marine technology.”

“Chris-Craft has long been renowned for its refinement and distinctive style,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson said. “The Catalina 34 is the most revolutionary Chris-Craft center console, perfectly merging a timeless elegance with the latest cutting-edge technology. We are thrilled to have the NSO evo2 selected to be the navigation package of choice for its newest vessel, and we are confident that new owners will enjoy the way our displays complement the lines and overall function of the Catalina’s helm.”

Chris-Craft will hold a press conference revealing the Catalina 34 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bahia Mar Marina, GH Dock 12-16.