Glider Yachts partners with Garmin for cockpit innovation

Launching this spring, Glider Yachts has announced that its new Glider SS18 'M' will be fitted with a complete Garmin integrated electronics system with advanced ‘Glass Bridge’ technology. 

The shipyard's production team has worked with Garmin in order to develop the fully flush system, which will provide navigation, communications, control, engine and other system monitoring, eliminating the need for switches and buttons at the pilot station, and creating what Glider brands to be an advanced space-age cockpit.

Aboard the SS18, twin Garmin 8008 multifunction displays are invisibly integrated into the helm console to form the glass bridge. There is a Garmin 18’ High Definition colour radar hidden into the Glider pod hull, with output displayed on the bridge system, and integrated GPS and AIS antennas so that there are no aerials or antennas interfering with the lines of the craft.

According to Glider, within the Garmin Glass Bridge, there will be a bright, crisp XGA touchscreen to display the Chartplotter with radar overlay and other Garmin navigational instruments, including pinch-to-zoom and other touch controls for intuitive operation.

Anti-glare and LED backlighting make it easy to view the displays, even in bright sunlight, with auto-dimming providing outstanding visibility at night. The system will seamlessly display full monitoring information for all four engines and operational and control systems that allow for effortless and intuitive fingertip control.

The Glider will be revealed for the first time during the London On-Water Yacht & Boat Show in St Katherine Docks, commencing 4th May 2016.

For more information, visit Glider Yachts.

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