Raymarine Company History


Raymarine Marine Product Range

Raymarine and FLIR Maritime Timeline of Events



Dragonfly 4 wins Pacific Yachting's 'Best in Show' in the accessories category at Vancouver International Boat Show - Canada

Dragonfly 5 wins Qualitec Design Award - Italy

Wi-Fish receives special mention in Qualitec Technology Award - Italy

CP570 Professional CHIRP Sonar, CP470 CHIRP Sonar, and CP370 digital sonar launched.

Ocean Scout™ 240 and 320 hand-held thermal cameras launched.

M400 high-performance pan/tilt thermal camera launched.

Dragonfly 4 and 5 models, and Wi-Fish™ sonar for mobile devices launched.


FLIR Maritime wins 3 NMEA awards for FLIR MV-Series, FLIR MD-Series and Raymarine Evolution at NMEA Conference and EXPO - US 

CP200 wins Best in Show at Carp Show & Specialist - Italy

Raymarine wins Outstanding International Supplier-Catching (Large Companies) at 6th Icelandic Fisheries Awards - Iceland

ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface wins Qualitec Technology Award at SeaTec - Italy

Ray70, Ray60 and Ray50 VHF Radios launched.

CP200 SideVision™ sonar launched.

CAM200IP marine video camera launched.

aSeries 9 and 12 inch Multifunction touch displays launched.

gS195 GlassBridge Multifunction Display launched.

Hydro-Balance™ technology for Evolution™ autopilots launched. 

Dragonfly7 launched.


Dragonfly wins Consumer Electronics category at 2013 NMMA Awards - US

Raymarine makes history as first company to receive four DAME Award nominations; Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with CHIRP DownVision™, Evolution autopilot, ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface, and the CP100 Sonar module with CHIRP DownVision™ - EU

Evolution wins NMEA-BWI Technology Award at NMEA annual convention - US

Evolution wins IBEX Innovation Award - US

LightHouse II user-interface launched.

ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface launched.

InstAlert™ technology for TH Series handheld thermal cameras launched.

a6 and a7 multifunction displays launched.

CP100 network sonar module with CHIRP Downvision™ launched.

Dragonfly™Sonar/GPS launched.

T200 thermal camera launched.

gS Series glass bridge navigation system launched.

Ray260 premier VHF radio launched.

Evolution™ autopilots launched.


Raymarine US offices move to the new FLIR Commercial Systems complex in Nashua, NH

Raymarine recognised as New Supplier of the Year by IBBI - US

Practical Sailor magazine selects e7D and Ray218 as Editor's Choice Products - US

Raymarine e7 is SAIL magazine's 2012 Pittman Innovation Award winner - US

DAME award nomination fora65 Multifunction Display and RayControl app- EU

i40, i50, and i60 instruments launched.

e165 multifunction display launched.

aSeries touchscreen multifunction displays launched.

RayRemote and RayControl apps launched.

eSeries 9 and 12 inch models launched.

CP450C ClearPulse™ CHIRP sonar launched.

T470SC gyro-stabiised thermal camera launched.

AIS950 Class A Automatic Identification System transceiver launched.

Voyage Planner software launched.


SAIL Pittman Innovation Award in Electronics for the Raymarine e7D Multifunction Display - US

e7D named Best New Product at the Newport International Boat Show - US

IBEX Innovation Award for the Raymarine e7D - US

Raymarine UK Ltd moves to Fareham, Hampshire UK

Raymarine acquires Belamarin, its distributor in Norway and Sweden.

TH24 and TH32 hand-held thermal cameras launched.

i70 instrument and p70 and P70R autopilot control heads launched.

AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver and AIS350 AIS Receiver launched.

e7 multifunction display launched.


Raymarine acquired by FLIR Systems


June - Relocation of Raymarine headquarters to new leased single site completed.

Segeln magazine Readers Survey Award for Best Chartplotter - Germany

DAME award nomination for Raymarine E Series HybridTouchTM - EU


February - Deck Marine S.p.A. acquired - Italy | NavSystems Oy acquired - Finland

NMEA Best in Show Award for Raymarine G Series Multifunction Navigation System - US

Motor Boating magazine Best of the Year Award for the  Raymarine A Series Multifunction Displays


LifeTag Man Overboard System wins SAIL Pittman Innovation Award in Electronics category - US

Raymarine Asia Pty Ltd founded

March - SDM Electronique SAS acquired - France

August - HE Eissing KG (GmbH & Co) acquired - Germany

Final stage of outsourcing project completed

NMEA Best Autopilot award 2007 for the Raymarine ST8002 - US

NMEA Best in Show Award 2007 for Raymarine Ray218 VHF/Hailer with RayMic - US

Raymarine honoured as Sponsor of the Year at RYA Powerboat Racing Gold Awards - UK

LifeTag MOB system wins Salt Water Sportsman's inaugural 2007 High Hook Award in Safety category - US


Raymarine completes outsourcing of manufacturing

NMEA Best Navigation Product 2006 for the Raymarine E120 Multifunction Display - US

NMEA Best in Show Award 2006 for Raymarine RayTech v6.0 Navigation Software - US

SR100 SIRIUS Satellite Weather Receiver wins CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering award - US


Motor Boating magazine Best of the Year Awards for Raymarine E Series High Performance Multifunction Navigation Displays and S1000 autopilot

NMEA Best In Show Award 2005 for Raymarine E Series Multifunction Display - US


December 6 - Raymarine plc floats on the London Stock Exchange

DAME Award for Raymarine C Series Multifunction Displays - EU

NMEA Best in Show Award 2004 for Raymarine C Series Multifunction Display - US


NMEA Best in Show Award 2003 for HDFI - High Definition Fish Imaging


Imtec Award for RayTech Version 4 PC Navigation software integrated with onboard navigation systems

DAME Award for ST290 instrument system - EU


Raymarine acquires Raytheon's Recreational Marine Division in a management buy-out backed by Hg Capital

Launch of Advanced Steering Technology (AST) inboard autopilot course computers


DAME Award for the RL80 CRC 10" Radar Plotter and 10" RL80C Colour Radar - EU


Launch of High Speed Bus (HSB) protocol integrating high resolution radar and chartplotters


Launch of the Pathfinder Radar - first leisure marine radar to be designed and built outside Japan for 15 years


Imtec Award for Apelco L365 entry-level LCD fishfinder - US

DAME Award for the Autohelm ST80 Instrument range - EU


Integration of GPS technology into SeaTalk navigation, instrument and autopilot control systems

DAME Award for the Autohelm ST2000 Tiller Pilot - EU


British Design Award and Silk Cut Nautical Award for the SeaTalk digital communications protocol, linking instruments and autopilots


British Design Award and Silk Cut Nautical Award for the SeaTalk digital communications protocol, linking instruments and autopilots


Launch of Autohelm 'keyboard micro' autopilots, the first cockpit autopilots in the world to employ digital control systems


British Design Award for the first Autohelm tillerpilot


Nautech/Autohelm is formed


Raytheon acquires Apelco


Raytheon launches first depth sounder