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Raymarine releases next-gen Dragonfly

RAYMARINE has introduced seven new models to its Dragonfly sounder range.

The next generation Dragonfly range is ideal for tinnies and kayaks and offers anglers advanced CHIRP sonar vision, superior colour displays, and wireless mobile device integration.

Raymarine says its dual CHIRP functionality and Wifi capabilities are unique to this end of the market. The new Dragonfly range begins with the 4.3” Dragonfly 4 DV and the entire range uses wide-spectrum CHIRP DownVision sonar technology to give anglers photo-like images of fish and underwater objects.

Unlike conventional sonars that transmit a single frequency with each pulse, Raymarine says Dragonfly’s CHIRP sonar pulses across a wide spectrum of sonar frequencies simultaneously. This wide spectrum pulse produces much higher resolution and life-like sonar images. Dragonfly’s CHIRP DownVision technology also surpasses ordinary imaging sonars with superior deep water performance to 600ft (180m) and reliable high speed bottom tracking, according to the company. And with its unique all-weather bright display, Dragonfly provides high fidelity images under blazing sun or driving rain.

Anglers looking to step up to enhanced fish identification can choose the 4.3” Dragonfly 4 DVS or the 5” Dragonfly 5 DVS.

The “DVS” models feature CHIRP DownVision™ plus a second conventional CHIRP sonar channel, optimised for locating fish targets. Moving up from the DVS models are the Dragonfly 4 PRO and Dragonfly 5 PRO. Dragonfly PRO models combine CHIRP DownVision and conventional CHIRP sonar with a fast 10Hz GPS for staying on course and internal Wi-Fi for streaming to mobile devices.


In addition to the Dragonfly 4 and 5 models, the new Wi-Fish sonar for mobile devices joins the Dragonfly range. Built on the Dragonfly sonar platform, Wi-Fish is a black box wireless sonar designed to work exclusively with smartphones and tablets, letting fisherman access CHIRP DownVision™ from anywhere on board. Using Raymarine’s Wi-Fish mobile app, fishermen can view, pause, and rewind sonar imagery, making it easy to record their favorite fishing spots and share with friends online.

“The first Dragonfly launched in 2013 was a breakthrough that let fisherman see the underwater world with incredible fidelity” said Grégoire Outters, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Maritime, owners of Raymarine.

“Now with the expanded and more attractively priced Dragonfly range, we are making our high performance CHIRP DownVision sonar technology within reach of every fisherman and boater.”


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